CAEP/AASL School Librarianship Education Programs

For school librarians, the appropriate first professional degree is either of the following:

  • A master's degree from a program accredited by ALA,

  • A master's degree with a specialty in school librarianship from a program recognized by AASL in an educational unit accredited by CAEP.

Prospective students should review the guidelines for choosing a master's program in library and information studies.

The following is a list (by state) of school librarianship programs that have been reviewed and recognized (National Recognition, National Recognition with Conditions, or National Recognition with Probation) by AASL's program reviewers using the ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Programs for School Library Media Specialist Preparation (2003) or the ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians (2010). Under the AASL Standards, program recognition is tied to CAEP unit accreditation. AASL does not review school librarianship programs that are not affiliated with an CAEP-accredited unit.

Disclaimer: This list is provided as a courtesy to our constituents. While we make every efort to maintain an accurate and up-to-date list, the authoritative directory of CAEP-accredited/AASL-recognized programs is maintained by CAEP. Please consult the CAEP Directory of Accredited Institutions for the official list of ALA/AASL-recognized programs.

You can also view a list of all programs ever recognized by AASL.   

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Arkansas    

Arkansas Tech University
Master of Education
Crabaugh 214
Russellville, AR, 72801-2222
Phone: 479-968-0389
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Education in Instructional Technology

Southern Arkansas University
School of Education
Box 9408
Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: 870-235-4057
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.Ed. Library Media and Information Specialist 

University of Central Arkansas
College of Education
Department of Leadership Studies
Middle Secondary & Instructional Technologies
Mashburn Hall Room 104
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, Arkansas 72035
Phone: 501-450-3175
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.Ed. Library Media and Information Technologies

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Colorado    

University of Colorado at Denver
School of Education
Library Media Program
Campus Box 106
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies - School Library

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District of Columbia    

The Catholic University of America
School of Library and Information Science
Marist Hall, Room 228
Cardinal Station
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: 202-319-5085
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: MLS, School Library Media Specialist

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Delaware    

University of Delaware
School of Education
200 Academy Street
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302-831-4598
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: School Library Media Specialist certification through the Delaware Department of Education

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Florida    

Nova Southeastern University
The Fischler School
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314-7796
Phone: 800-541-6682
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.S. in Education with Educational Media specialization

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Georgia    

Georgia College and State University
John H. Lounsbury College of Education
Campus Box 70
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Tel: 478-445-4056
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.Ed. in Library Media Specialist

Valdosta State University
College of Education
Department of Curriculum, Leadership, and Technology
1500 North Patterson Street, Room 136
Valdosta, Georgia 31698
Phone: 229-333-5927
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.Ed. in Library/Media Technology

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Illinois    

Northern Illinois University
College of Education
Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Gabel Hall 208
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-9339
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology with Library Information Specialist Certification or School Library Media Endorsement

Olivet Nazarene University
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL, 60914-2345
Tel: 815-939-5232
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.A. in Education, Library Information Specialist

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Kentucky    

Western Kentucky University
School of Teacher Education
College of Education and Behavioral Science
328A TPH, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #61030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
Phone: 270-745-5414
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Science in Library Media Education

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Maryland    

Notre Dame of Maryland University
School of Education
4701 North Charles Street
Gibbons Hall, Room 302
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: 410-532-5349
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Arts: Leadership in Teaching: Library Media Specialist

McDaniel College
Graduate Program in School Library Media
2 College Hill
Westminister, MD 21157
Phone:410-848-7000
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.S. in School Library Media

Towson University
College of Education
Department of Educational Technology & Literacy
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.S. in Information Technology, School Library Media Concentration

University of Maryland College Park
College of Information Studies
4105 Hornbake Library Building, South Wing
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4345
Phone: 301-405-2060
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master's of Library Science - School Library Media Specialization

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Massachusetts    

Salem State University
School of Education
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA, 01970-4589
Phone: 978-542-6262
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Education in Library Media Studies

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Missouri    

University of Central Missouri
Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development
Library Science and Information Services
Lovinger 4101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.S., School Library Media

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Nebraska    

University of Nebraska at Kearney
College of Education
905 West 25th Street
Kearney, NE 68849
Tel: 308-865-8540
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: MSED in Instructional Technology with a concentration in School Library

University of Nebraska at Omaha
College of Education
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE, 68182-0163
Tel: 402-554-2119
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.S. with School Library Media Endorsement

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New Jersey    

Rowan University
College of Education
201 Mulica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701
Phone: 856-256-4759
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.A., School Library Media Specialist

William Paterson University
Educational Media Specialist
College of Education
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-720-2140
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.Ed. in Education with School Library Media Specialist Endorsement

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North Carolina    

East Carolina University
Department of Library Science
Umstead 104--Mail Stop 172
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone: 252-328-6621
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: MLS, Media Coordinator K-12

North Carolina Central University
School Media Coordinator Certification
School of Library and Information Sciences
P.O. Box 19586
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-530-6485
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Library Science

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department of Library and Information Studies
349 Curry Building, PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 336-334-3477
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Library and Information Studies

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North Dakota    

Valley City State University
School of Education and Graduate Studies
101 College Street, SW
Valley City, ND, 58072
Phone: 701-845-7196
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.Ed. with Library and Information Technologies Concentration
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Ohio    

Wright State University
Library/Media
College of Education and Human Services
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone: 937-775-2509
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.Ed. in Library/Media

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Oklahoma    


Northeastern State University
College of Education
717 N. Grand Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: 918-444-3700
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.S.Ed., Library Media & Information Technology

Oklahoma State University
College of Education
252 Willard
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-8043
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.S. in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, School Library Media Specialist emphasis

University of Central Oklahoma
College of Education
Department of Advanced Professional Services
Instructional Media Education
Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: 405-974-5888
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Certificate, PreK-12 School Library Media Specialist; M.Ed. in Instructional Media Education - library information option

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Pennsylvania    

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology
Rohrbach Library
15200 Kutztown Road, Building 5
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: 610-683-4300
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Library Science

Mansfield University
School Library and Information Technologies
205 Retan Center
Mansfield University
Mansfield, PA 16933
Phone: 570-662-4626 or 717-816-6995
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.Ed. in School Library and Information Technologies

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Rhode Island    

University of Rhode Island
School Library Media Specialist
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
94 West Alumni Avenue, Rodman Hall, Suite 2
Kingston, RI 02881-0815
Phone: 401-874-4654
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Library and Information Science

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Tennessee    

Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
Tel: 615-248-1556
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Library and Information Science

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Texas    

Sam Houston State University
College of Education
P.O.Box 2119
Huntsville, TX 77341-2119
Phone: 936-294-1101
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: Master of Library Science with School Library Media Specialist Certification

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Virginia    

Longwood University
Department of Education and Special Education
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
Phone: 434-395-2434
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.S.Ed. with School Library Media concentration

Old Dominion University
Darden College of Education
Education Building, Room 120 Norfolk, VA
Phone: 757-683-3777
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.Ed., School Librarianship

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West Virginia    

Marshall University
College of Education
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV, 25755-2400
Phone: 304-696-3130
Degree recognized by ALA/AASL: M.A. in Elementary or Secondary Education with School Library Media as an area of emphasis

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