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Graduate Degree

If you want to get a Masters of Science in Education - Professional Development with an emphasis in Information, Technology, and Libraries (MSE-PD), there are two ways to do it -- along with the 902 professional with stipulations license or with the 902 license. In Wisconsin, a school library media specialist must first obtain initial licensure and then complete an approved program within the next five years to move to professional level licensure. For guidance on which degree option may be the best for you, see the link to "Which is for you?" At any point in taking courses, you can switch from undergraduate to graduate level and begin work on a degree. If you start to take graduate courses and decide you want to get the degree, apply to the Graduate Office immediately as you can only transfer in nine graduate credits before acceptance into the master's program. Once you start the degree, you have seven years to complete it.  Download and print the program requirements to track your progress. 

This degree is focused on school librarianship and is NOT accredited by the American Library Association. If you want to work in an academic or large public library, you need to get your master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution such as UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee.

Option 1: Earn the Master's Degree with the 902 with stipulations license

It is possible to simultaneously get the MSE-PD and the 902 with stipulations license. Download and print the program requirements to track your progress if you choose this option.

Red (*for 902 with stipulations license
Blue (xfor degree (Note that 2 additional courses are required for licensure outside of the degree.) 
Green (**) for 902 licensure

902 with Stipulations License

Required Courses

For 902 with Stipulations License

For MSE-PD
ELEMMID 562 Children's Literature  * (The two literature courses can be taken at the undergraduate level if only working on licensure or at the graduate level if part of the degree. Some people may have had one or more of these courses in their undergraduate program and should talk with an advisor about possible exemption from taking them again for licensure. Talk with an advisor about the best option for you.  All courses in this list are required for licensure, but only 6 are required in the degree itself.)
ENGLISH 510  Adolescent Literature  *
LIBMEDIA 550: Finding and Using Information * x
LIBMEDIA 634: Digital Tools * x
LIBMEDIA 551: Organizing Information * x
LIBMEDIA 640: Information Literacy * x
LIBMEDIA 654: Library Administration * x
LIBMEDIA 793s Practicum--Secondary School Library AND * x
LIBMEDIA 793e Practicum--Elementary School Library  OR * x
LIBMEDIA 793c Practicum - LIBMEDIA 793c can be a substitute for 793e and 793s for licensed teachers currently working in a classroom or library.

Professional Core Courses for MSE-PD


EDFOUND / CIGENRL 723: Issues, Perspectives, and Directions in American Education   x
EDFOUND 780: Reading, Analyzing, and Evaluating Educational Resesarch   x
EDUINDP 724: Planning for Change: Seminar in Research, Practice and Voice (2 credits)   x
EDUINDP 726: Capstone Advising 1: Project Planning and Review of Literature (1 credit)   x
EDUINDP 727: Capstone Advising 2: Data Collection and Analysis (1 credit)   x
EDUINDP 789 Capstone Project Seminar (LAST CLASS IN DEGREE)   x

902 Professional License


Courses taken after the MSE-PD degree is earned

Required for 902 License

  

LIBMEDIA 641: Information Technology for Schools and Libraries **  
LIBMEDIA 751: Leadership and Administration of Library and Technology Programs **  
LIBMEDIA 756 Information, Virtual Libraries, And The Internet **  
LIBMEDIA 754 Advanced Design And Production  OR
LIBMEDIA 755 Hypermedia In School Library Media And Technology Programs 
**  
LIBMEDIA 752 Design of Curriculum for Inquiry OR 
LIBMEDIA 638 Teaching and Learning via Video or Across Distances
**  

Option 2: Earn the 902 with Stipulations Licensure at the Undergraduate Level and the 902 License with a Master's Degree

The 902 professional license can either be done as part of a master's degree, after the degree, or not in the context of a degree at all. These courses must be done at the graduate level.

It is possible to get the MSE-PD and the 902 license at the same time, starting on the license with the practicum course(s) from the 902 with stipulations license. Up to this point, the 902  with dtipulations courses can be taken at the undergrad level on campus. Download and print the program requirements to track your progress if you choose this option.

Red (*) for 902 Professional with Stipulations license (or 902 Initial if one doesn't hold another professional teaching license) 
Blue (x) for degree 
Green (**) for 902 Professional licensure

902 License

Required Courses

For 902 with Stipulations License

For MSE-PD

LIBMEDIA 793s Practicum--Secondary School Library AND (required for the 902 with stipulations license) x
LIBMEDIA 793 Practicum--Elementary School Library OR * (required for the 902 with stipulations license) x
LIBMEDIA 793c Practicum - LIBMEDIA 793c can be a substitute for 793e and 793s for licensed teachers currently working in a classroom or library.
  For 902 License

LIBMEDIA 641: Information Technology in Schools and Libraries ** x
LIBMEDIA 751: Leadership and Administration of Library and Technology Programs ** x
LIBMEDIA 756: Information, Virtual Libraries, And The Internet ** x
LIBMEDIA 754 Advanced Design And Production
OR

LIBMEDIA 755 Hypermedia In School Library Media And Technology Programs 
** x
LIBMEDIA 752 Design  of Curriculum for Inquiry
OR
LIBMEDIA 638 Teaching and Learning via Video or Across Distances 

** x
Professional Core Courses for MSE-PD

EDFOUND / CIGENRL 723: Issues, Perspectives, and Directions in American Education   x
EDFOUND 780: Reading, Analyzing, and Evaluating Educational Resesarch   x
EDUINDP 724: Planning for Change: Seminar in Research, Practice and Voice (2 credits)   x
EDUINDP 726: Capstone Advising 1: Project Planning and Review of Literature (1 credit)   x
EDUINDP 727: Capstone Advising 2: Data Collection and Analysis (1 credit)   x
EDUINDP 789 Capstone Project Seminar (LAST CLASS IN DEGREE)   x