The coursework includes a combination of technology, traditional library science, and curriculum design, preparing teachers to assume the role of information specialist in the school media center. Through increased awareness of current educational research and best practices, students are empowered to become leaders in their educational settings. The College of St. Scholastica is the only college in Minnesota offering this license at the undergraduate level.
Resources for Learning More About the Educational Media and Technology Program
Fact sheet about the Educational Media and Technology (School Library Licensure)
College of St. Scholastica Admissions Department
Educational Media and Technology may alternatively be taken as a stand-alone teaching major. Students take 24 credits of educational foundations courses and 34 credits of Educational Media courses, including a 10 credit student teaching component of 400 hours. The courses may be viewed in The College of St. Scholastica Catalog.
It is highly recommended that the student take a second major, such as Computer Information Systems (CIS), if taking EDM as a stand-alone teaching major.
If a student does not have a teaching license and wishes to obtain the school library media specialist license, The College of St. Scholastica Graduate Teaching Licensure program offers the educational foundations courses in a compressed format. Those courses, with the Educational Media and Technology courses and a 400 hour practicum in a K-12 school media center setting lead to the license.