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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Library and Instructional Leadership MA


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Office: Lawrence Street Center, 701
Telephone: 303-315-6300
Fax: 303-315-6311
E-mail:  cpe@ucdenver.edu
Website: www.ucdenver.edu/education/schoollibrary

Faculty

Information about SLIL faculty is available online at www.ucdenver.edu/education/schoollibrary.

Program Overview

The school library and instructional leadership program within the ILT master’s degree program is a nationally recognized NCATE-AASL revised and approved school library media education program that leads to the Colorado Department of Education endorsement for school libraries. The program integrates information literacy standards through the use of collaborative planning, as approved by the American Association of School Libraries. Technology and library resources are seen as tools to increase student achievement by integrating 21st Century Learning standards with the content standards of the classroom teacher. The program adheres to the constructivist theory of resource-based learning, teacher leadership, instructional coaching, and digital literacy.  . The program believes that school librarians require education as a teacher as well as a librarian, as advocated by the American Library Association and the International Association of School Libraries. As a school librarian, you will provide collaborative instruction, information access and leadership through the management of your library program and the library resources. Courses are offered in a completely online program, or a monthly Saturday cohort scheduled in communities across Colorado.

Once admitted, students begin a plan of study that typically takes about two years to complete. Consult the SLIL website for more information about specific plans of study, course offerings and expectations of cohort groups.

Admission Requirements

Admission decisions are based on undergraduate and graduate grades, external letters of recommendation and fit with the program as reflected in a letter of intent. In some cases, results of a test (GRE) are also required. Prospective students should consult the SLIL program website for complete admission procedures and requirements.

Professional Expectations

All students in the SLIL program are expected to show a strong commitment to the program and to maintain high academic, professional and ethical standards. Inappropriate or unprofessional conduct is cause for discipline or dismissal from the program.

Technology Expectations

The SLIL program uses computers and related technologies either as a focus or a tool for learning. Students are expected to obtain an e-mail account and check it frequently. In addition to on-campus facilities, SLIL students need convenient access to Internet-connected computers off campus, either at their place of work or at home. In addition to textbooks, software purchases may be required or recommended for specific classes.

Program Requirements

School library students also have a choice between a school librarian endorsement-only and a full master’s program with a teacher-librarian endorsement. The master’s program requires a minimum of 30 graduate semester hours. Students complete a plan of study consisting of courses and professional field experience. To receive Colorado teacher endorsement, students are required to pass the PLACE test in school library. This is a Colorado Department of Education requirement.

An Example of Two-Year Plan for School Library Program

Consult with your program and faculty advisor for a current example of a program plan of study.

Courses are offered only in certain semesters and courses should be taken in a particular sequence based on when you start the program. Advising is required prior to enrolling in a course, even as a non-degree student, in order to ensure the most effective course sequencing and availability of courses.

 30 Credit MA Degree Plan of Study

Prefix: Course Title

Term offered:

Credits

SCHL 5100: School Libraries in the Digital Age

Fall

4

SCHL 5030: Information Literacy & Reference

Fall

3

SCHL 5160: Managing School Library Programs

Spring

3

RSEM 5080: Research for Teachers

Spring

3

SCHL 5040: Information Storage & Utilization

Summer

2

SCHL 5200: Promoting Literacy through SL

Summer

3

SCHL 5913: School Library Field Experience

Fall

3

SCHL 5300: Media Literacy in Schools

Summer

3

INTE 6999: Leadership & Practice

Fall

3

ELECTIVE - CHOOSE ONE COURSE

One of our courses from our Online Learning Certificate program or our Teacher Leadership Certificate program

3

XXXX: Other Advisor-Approved Course from one of our certificate programs.

ePortfolio completed for graduation

0

PLACE Test Passed (if seeking an endorsement in CO post-graduation)

0

Comprehensive Examination for All SLIL Students

The comprehensive exam consists of a professional portfolio where in students demonstrate program competencies through work products and related accomplishments. The portfolio is created throughout the student’s program and submitted for faculty review the final semester. For more information, see the ILT website. For complete details about the SLIL program and endorsement requirements, see the ILT website at www.ucdenver.edu/education/schoollibrary.

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