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Why study School Library Media online through OSU?

The master’s degree in Educational Technology, option in School Library Media is designed for P-12 educators who have a current teaching certificate and want to become certified school librarians and technology integration specialists. The program leads to advanced certification as a school library media specialist in Oklahoma and is accredited by the Office of Education Quality and Accountability (OEQA) through the American Library Association (ALA) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


This 100 percent online program is delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. Students take a combination of 4-, 8- or 16-week courses and complete their degree in 18 to 24 months. Convenient course scheduling provides maximum flexibility for working professionals. 



The program requires 36 hours of coursework, including:


  • Selection & Organization of Educational Resources
  • Administration of School Library & Technology Programs
  • Literature for Children, Adolescents & Adults
  • Teaching Reading through Literature
  • Advanced Computer Applications in Education
  • Foundations of Educational Technology
  • Library Networks & Databases
  • Introduction to Instructional Design
  • Research Design & Methodology
  • Digital Media Production
  • Digital Games & Simulations
  • Creativity & Innovation in Educational Technology 

Already have a master's degree? Learn about our School Library Certification.


Ph.D. in Educational Technology also available



Shelved booksApplications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.


To apply to the Educational Technology - option in School Library Media, M.S. program, complete the following: 

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA required)
  • Current teaching certificate 
  • Current resume/vita
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Three letters of recommendation 




2020-2021 Estimated Cost Per Credit Hour
  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $230.45 $360.00
Fees $201.75 $201.75


$432.20 $561.75
 * This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2020–2021 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer




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