Ashford University

MA in Education - Library & Media

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education, Library and Media specialization program is designed to prepare enrolled students for careers as library media specialists, educational technology developers, teachers, and researchers. Read more about the Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in library and media program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Education, Library and Media Specialization

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Education Library and Media specialization program should be fluent English speakers and in possession of a bachelor's degree. Prospective students are generally interested in working in information technology and services, or as educational program developers.* Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Education Library and Media Specialization program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in training development, library services, or other areas of education technology. Ashford's MA in Education with a specialization in library and media program is designed to prepare enrolled students for jobs in education or information services with a syllabus focused on learning technologies, informational literacy, and research methodology. Students are given training in working with diversity in learning assessment, school media, young-adult literature, and developing effective instructional leadership.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Education, Library and Media specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Education Requirements

All students must complete 36 credits with a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

Core Requirements

  • EDU 650: Teaching, Learning, & Leading in the 21st Century (3 credits)
  • EDU 645: Learning & Assessment for the 21st Century (3 credits)
  • EDU 620: Meeting Individual Student Needs with Technology (3 credits)
  • EDU 671: Fundamentals of Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDU 639: Human Relationships & Learning in the Multicultural Environment (3 credits)
  • EDU 673: Instructional Strategies for Differentiated Teaching & Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 675: Change Leadership for the Differentiated Educational Environment (3 credits)
  • EDU 695: MAED Capstone (3 credits)

Library and Media Specialization Course Requirements

  • EDU 605: School Media Center (3 credits)
  • EDU 607: Information Literacy in the 21st Century (3 credits)
  • EDU 608: Children's & Young Adult Literature (3 credits)
  • EDU 658: Instructional Leadership (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Education, Library and Media specialization program who are interested in working as professors, researchers, or administrators could pursue a doctoral degree in education, administration, educational development, or leadership. Earning a doctoral degree could provide students with the qualifications needed for an advanced teaching, development, research, or administrative position in the field.

Doctoral degrees that graduates could pursue include:

  • Doctor of Library Science
  • Doctor of Language and Literacy Studies
  • Doctor of Library and Information Science
  • Doctor of Information Technology
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Educational Technology

Career Paths:

Ashford University 's Master of Arts in Education, Library and Media program is designed to help prepare enrolled students for employment in library services, administration, or teaching. Possibilities that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Learning and development specialist
  • Trainer
  • Executive assistant
  • Information broker
  • Web master
  • Web developer and specialist
  • Local area network coordinator
  • Educational sales
  • Telecommunications specialist
  • Process and systems specialist
  • Archivists
  • Curators
  • Virtual reference specialist
  • K-12 school librarian (need to earn certificate at a graduate or licensure program)
  • Collegiate librarian (may need to earn certificate at a graduate or licensure program)
  • Librarian administrator, coordinator, director
  • School media specialist
  • Library aid
  • Research specialist

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions

Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

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