Library Media Specialization
Library Media specialization courses are a blend of short, intensive class meetings, engaging online classes, and on-site practica. Oregon endorsement summer classes meet at our Newberg campus (affordable housing is available for long-distance students); spring and fall classes are taught mostly online with two Saturday classroom seminars.
Students seeking the Oregon library media endorsement may declare Library Media as a specialization within their Master of Education program or complete the specialization courses as a license-only candidate to be recommended for a Library Media endorsement on their teaching license.
MEd with Library Media Specialization Requirements
Foundations Core (5 hours - these courses must be taken at George Fox)
EDFL 670 Ethical Foundations in Education (3 hrs)
EDFL 671 Ethical Perspectives on Educational Leadership (3 hrs)
EDFL 703 Bibliographic Research and Writing (2 hrs)
Research Core (8 hours)
Complete the following course:
EDFL 704 Survey of Qualitative and Quantitative Research (3 hrs)
Select one of the following:
EDFL 706 Experimental Research Designs (2 hrs)
EDFL 707 Survey Research Designs (2 hrs)
EDFL 708 Program Evaluation Designs (2 hrs)
EDFL 709 Ethnographic Research Designs (2 hrs)
EDFL 710 Historical Research Designs* (2 hrs)
EDFL 716 Action Research Designs (2 hrs)
* Prerequisite(s) required for this course. Consult your advisor for more details.
Complete research hours with advisor and research project committee:
EDFL 711 Master's Project Proposal (1 hr)
EDFL 712 Master's Project Research (1 hr)
EDFL 713 Master's Project Presentation (1 hr)
EDFL 715 Master's Project Research II (1-4 hrs - optional: if project not completed while enrolled in EDFL 713)
Library Media Specialization (18 hours)
Complete the following 14 semester hours:
EDFL 533 Advanced Studies in Children's and Adolescent Literature (2 hrs)
EDFL 550 Dynamic School Library Media Program (3 hrs)
EDFL 552 Information Literacy in the K-12 Curriculum (3 hrs)
EDFL 554 Core Collection Development (3 hrs)
EDFL 556 Resource Management (3 hrs)
Complete 4 semester hours of library media practica:
Oregon TSPC standards require two practica for the Library Media Endorsement, one at the elementary level and one at either a middle school or high school level.
Enrollment in either practicum requires successful completion of all core specialization hours (14 semester hours), a copy of a current Oregon teaching license, and an application to the library media coordinator the semester prior to the practicum. The practica can be taken in any order.
EDFL 567 Library Media Practicum I: Early Childhood/Elementary (2 hrs)
EDFL 569 Library Media Practicum II: Middle School/High School Level (2 hrs)
(5 hours from the EDFL curriculum or transfer hours)
Adding the Library Media Endorsement to your teaching license:
Once you complete the library media specialization courses and pass the School Library Media Specialist NES Exam, you can be recommended for the TSPC approved Oregon Library Media Endorsement.
Don't already have your teaching license?
There is an option that enables you to embed preparation for an Initial Teaching License to be a PreK-12 library media specialist or a masters in teaching option that would enable you to be a classroom teacher.
Coordinator, Library Media Program
Graduate Admissions Counselor