University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Teaching and Learning M.Ed. - Teacher Librarian Studies

Master of Education - Teaching and Learning; Teacher Librarian Studies Concentration


Core Courses18
Directed Courses21
Total Hours39

Degree Specific Credits: 39

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

  • All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years, including successful completion of a departmental comprehensive examination.
  • The Teacher Librarian Studies program is aligned with American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards for the K-12 library media endorsement.  
  • The Library Media (LIBM) credits are offered online and provide exploration of the diverse skills necessary for successful administration and management of a school library, for supporting district curriculum, teaching information literacy and engaging young readers in the rich universe of literature.
  • The capstone of the program is a two-credit practicum experience in a school or public library setting in the student’s vicinity, supervised by a working librarian.
  • Courses are taught by faculty with extensive experience and knowledge of the various roles of Teacher Librarians.


Foundation of Education - Complete one of the following courses:3
Philosophy of Education
History of American Education
Developmental & Learning Sciences
Complete all of the following courses:
EDU 501Curriculum Design, Implementation, & Evaluation3
EDU 514Education Across Cultures3
EDU 515Computer/Technological Application in Education3
EDU 518Inclusion and Collaboration3
EDU 520Educational Research3
LIBM 461Information Literacy3
LIBM 462Youth Literature for Librarians3
LIBM 464Reference Resources3
LIBM 466Libraries & Technology3
LIBM 467Collection Development & Cataloging4
LIBM 468Administration & Assessment of Library Programs3
LIBM 495Practicum2
Total Hours39

Minimum Required Grade: C