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MSEd in Instructional Technology (K-12 Library Info Specialist)

The MSEd in Instructional Technology program with a K-12 Library Information Specialist concentration provides the necessary standards-based course work for LIS Entitlement. Knowledge and performance standards required by the State of Illinois are met through completion of the required courses. Diversity experience is included within each course and the internship/practicum experiences.

Delivery Method

Entirely online for LIS courses. Some MSEd-IT general courses have an in-person option. There is potential for 1-2 in-person meetings as a cohort model, if requested by UCLC students and enrollments warrant.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree (or higher)

  • application and application fee

  • letters of recommendation

  • official test scores (GRE or MAT)

  • statement of purpose

  • official transcripts from all institutions attended.

  • International students must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.


Apply online via: https://www.niu.edu/grad/admissions/index.shtml

Transfer Policy

Per faculty review of transfer credit request, up to 9 credit hours from out of department/institution may be applied. No more than 15 hours of Student-at-Large credits per the NIU Graduate School policy.

Special Characteristics

  • Accredited by the American School Library Association (one of the few programs so accredited in the State of Illinois).

  • This degree in Instructional Technology prepares students to succeed using current technologies, media, and a complete understanding of the facilities and administration required to lead school libraries.

  • With the online format, students can easily complete the entitlement; then NIU recommends to the ISBE that a student be awarded the LIS credential to their Illinois Professional Educator License.