Library and Information Science, M.L.I.S. School Library Media Coordinator and Instructional Technology Dual Concentration



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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.

Program Distinctions

Our program has been ranked “Best Online Masters” by College Choice and “Best Online Masters in Library Science” by Affordable Colleges Online. 

The Student Experience

  • Program Customization
  • Three-Year Course Plan
  • M.L.I.S. students take core courses in topics such as  Foundations of Library Science, Information Sources and Services, Library Administration and Management, and Information Organization and Access.
  • The Library and Information Science program works with information organizations where their students reside to provide meaningful practicums and volunteer opportunities.

After Graduation

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.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice. As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the initial teaching license. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. Licensure Reciprocity Information

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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.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: School of Education

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person,Online

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Joanna Depolt
Lecturer/Director of Graduate Studies