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The M.L.I.S. with Instructional Technology concentration is designed for students desiring to work in the NC public school system as instructional technology directors, facilitators, or coordinators. Students completing this concentration successfully are eligible to apply for NC 077 licensure as technology directors.
The M.L.I.S. emphasizes the rapidly changing library and information field. The degree requires 36 semester hours and is accredited by the American Library Association. Licensure for several career tracks in North Carolina public schools is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Graduates can qualify for the North Carolina Public Library Certification. The M.L.I.S. is interdisciplinary and students come to it with a wide variety of undergraduate preparation. Many have worked in libraries as undergraduates or as paraprofessionals and feel that they are ready for leadership in information organizations.
Our program has been ranked “Best Online Masters” by College Choice and “Best Online Masters in Library Science” by Affordable Colleges Online.
The M.L.I.S. prepares students for positions of leadership in academic, public, school, and special libraries, as well as a variety of roles in both public and private agencies and cultural organizations as information specialists.
Students who do not have a teaching certificate must take additional educational coursework. The additional courses may include: field experience, educational psychology, educational foundations, and a course in the teaching of reading. These courses may be taken at either the undergraduate or graduate level. UNCG courses that are 500 level or above may count as electives in the M.L.I.S. program with the approval of the program coordinator. Students who have taken comparable courses in an undergraduate program will not have to repeat these courses for the education requirement. The program coordinator will evaluate student transcripts to determine which, if any, additional education requirements are needed.
Degree Type: Master's
College/School: School of Education
Program Type: Concentration
Class Type: In Person,Online
Learn More About the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS)View UNCG Catalog
Nora J. Bird
Associate Professor/Director of Graduate Studies