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Curriculum: School Media Coordinator

NCCU School of Library and Information Sciences

MLS curricula — School Media Coordinator


Objectives for the school media coordinator concentration provide experiences through the curriculum which enable the graduate to:

  1. Develop and implement plans to ensure effective management of the school media center as an integral part of the educational program.
  2. Provide a variety of services that extend and reinforce the instructional program of the school.
  3. Coordinate effectively the identification, evaluation, selection, organization, and preservation of instructional resources.
  4. Be an effective manager.
  5. Demonstrate professional integrity by ethical behavior.
  6. Demonstrate evidence of professional growth and development.

Required Course of Study (39 semester hours)

(1) Check the SLIS Course Schedules for class offerings. Use the schedule to develop your Course of Study Schedule and Timeline.

(2) Read the SLIS Frequently Asked Questions.

(3) The Chair of the Admissions Committee, (Dr. Chad Morgan) can assist you with Registration and Student Services concerns (919-969-3403);cmorgan@nccu.edu

(4) Registration for on-campus classes can be done through Banner, and the registration for online classes is done through the SLIS Director of Graduate Studies. Please see your “New Student Information Guide” for instructions.

(5) Your advisor can assist you with academic concerns.

Core Classes (Take these classes first):

  • LSIS 5000, Foundations of Librarianship and Information Services
  • LSIS 5225, Selection and Use of Information Sources
  • LSIS 5425, Organization of Information
  • LSIS 5325, Uses and Users of Information
  • LSIS 5120, Management and Systems Analysis

School Media Track Courses:

    • LSIS 5130, Administration of the School Media Center
    • LSIS 5505, Children’s Resources and Services
    • LSIS 5525, Adolescent Resources and Services
    • LSIS 5620, Practicum Class or 1 Year Work Experience as Media Coordinator. Supervisor Completes the Exit Criteria Form.

 

 

  • LSIS 5645, Family and Community Relationships (Only offered on campus) ORLSIS 5614, Information Technologies in Educational Organizations (Only offered online)

 

  • Graduate Education Requirement to complete the MLS: Please see list of approved courses to meet these criteria on the school’s Web site for the Media Coordinator track. These courses can be taken at any accredited Graduate Education Program / School. NCCU-GradEdReqSLIS
    Graduate Education Requirement to complete the MLS: Please see list of approved courses to meet these criteria on the school’s Web site for the Media Coordinator track. These courses can be taken at any accredited Graduate Education Program / School.

    AND

    University Language Requirement (Required for graduation): Students are also required to demonstrate knowledge of a foreign language, sign language, statistics, or a computer language. This requirement may be fulfilled by two semesters of course work (6 hrs credit) in a foreign language, sign language, statistics, or a computer language at the undergraduate or graduate level. Original transcripts showing the pertinent courses must be provided as evidence prior to the application for graduation. Alternatively, the requirement may be fulfilled (a) if the student passes a modern language examination administered for this purpose by the Modern Foreign Language Department at North Carolina Central University or (b) if the student has a currently valid professional IT certification. No courses taken for this purpose may be counted for course credit toward the master’s degree.

    All students must complete the Application For Graduation Form at the beginning of the semester in which they expect to graduate. This is a time sensitive document. Please be mindful of emails from the SLIS concerning graduation processes.

    NCATE / DPI Benchmarks:

    All Candidates (SLIS Students) in the Media Coordinator Track are responsible for contacting the SLIS Media Coordinator Advisor after each benchmark is met during their matriculation. All benchmarks must be complete before graduation and/or licensure can be processed.

    Candidate (SLIS Students) Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions:
    The media coordinator licensure program is providing more focus and visibility to its internal and external assessment by organizing them under five gateways.

    Candidates (SLIS Students) must contact their advisor upon completion of each gateway.

    1. Gateway 1: School of Library & Information Sciences Program Admission Review
    2. Gateway 2: Core Class (15 Hours) Review
    3. Gateway 3: School Media Licensure Content Area Class (12 Hours) Review
    4. Gateway 4: Professional Education Review
    5. Gateway 5: Program Completion Review

    Candidate (SLIS Student) Performance Requirements:

      • Gateway 1: SLIS Admissions
        • Applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
        • Applicant turns in appropriate materials
        • Applicant meets entrance criteria
        • Applicant declares SLIS track of interest
        • Applicant assigned an Advisor according to designated program track
        • Applicant and Advisor review track to develop a course of study for the Candidate
        • See SLIS Director of Admissions and/or Advisor
        • Date: ___________
      • Gateway 2: Core Class Review (15 Hours)
        • LSIS 5000: Foundations of Librarianship and Information Services (3)
        • LSIS 5325: Uses and Users of Information (3)
        • LSIS 5225: Selection and Use of Information Sources (3)
        • LSIS 5425: Organization of Information (3)
        • LSIS 5120: Management and Systems Analysis (3)
        • See SLIS Advisor
        • Date: ___________
      • Gateway 3: School Media Licensure Content Area Review (12 Hours)
        • LSIS 5130: Administration of the School Media Center (3)
        • LSIS 5505: Children’s Resources and Services (3)
        • LSIS 5525: Adolescent Resources and Services (3)
        • LSIS 5645: Family and Community Relations (3) OR LSIS 5614: Information Technologies in Educational Organizations (3)
        • See SLIS Advisor
        • Date: ___________
      • Gateway 4: Professional Education Review (15 Hours)
        • Learning and Theories Education Course (3)
        • History and Philosophy of Education Course (3)
        • Graduate Level Education Course Related to Learning and the Learner (3)
        • Graduate Level education Course Related to the School Curriculum (3)
        • LSIS 5810: Research Methods in Library Science or Research Methods in Education (3)
        • See SLIS Advisor
        • Date: ___________
      • Gateway 5: Program Completion / Candidate Disposition Forms / See SLIS Advisor
        • LSIS 5620 Practicum or Completion of 1 Year Working as Media Coordinator (Exit Criteria Documentation and/or Exit Portfolio)
          (Link to Exit Criteria Form)
        • File for Graduation and Complete SLIS Credential Checklist is Completed
        • PRAXIS II: Media Coordinator Specialty Area K-12 (Passing Score: 610)
        • Media Coordinator Licensure Awarded by NC Dept of Public Instruction
        • Date: ___________

    **SLIS School Media Track Students (Candidates) must contact their advisor after completing each Gateway.


    Additional Information Pertaining to Requirements for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Media Coordinator Licensure


    Note: If you already hold a license in another area from the NC Department of Public Instruction (obtained with an Undergraduate Education degree) you do not have to take the undergraduate education courses below.

    Undergraduate Education Requirements:

    A. Take ONE (1) Undergraduate Level Course from an Accredited Education Program/School related to Foundations of Education. Examples of courses that meet this requirement:

        • Introduction to Educational Psychology
        • Diversity, Pedagogy & Social Change
        • Foundations of Education

    AND

    B. Take ONE (1) Undergraduate Level Course from an Accredited Education Program/School related to Measurement and Evaluation (Assessment) of Learning. Examples of courses that meet this requirement:

        • Assessment of Learning
        • Foundations in Literacy Assessment
        • Introduction to Statistical Methods in Education
        • Literacy Assessment & Intervention

    AND

    • Students must pass the PRAXIS Exam: Media Coordinator Specialty Area
    • To Apply for Licensure (After you have completed the MLS and Additional Requirements Above), apply through NCCU School of Education Licensure Office. The NCCU Licensure officer is Dr. Sharon Spencer, Assistant Dean,(phone: 919-530-5208; fax: 919-530-5279). At the www.nccu.edu/soe web site, click on NCDPI Licensure in left frame under “Our Services ” and then click on Licensure Application packet or click here
    • Use the application form as a cover sheet.
    • There is one form in the packet that the Program Coordinator has to sign for you. Please complete the SOE Verification form and fax it to the office at 919-530-6402 and to be verified, signed, and faxed to the School of Education or back to the student. Note: there is an NCDPI licensure application fee that is collected by the SOE along with your licensure packet.

 

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