Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education
You’ll be able to choose your dream position as a certified Library Media Specialist. Employers including museums and cultural institutions, research facilities, businesses, and nonprofits are eager to hire qualified research specialists due to a nationwide shortage. The KU program consistently achieves a nearly 100 percent placement rate.
This is the only four-year program of its kind in Pennsylvania for K-12 Library Media Specialist Certification, which allows the graduate to manage and teach in a school library media program. KU offers two undergraduate programs in library science - a Bachelor of Science in Education which is a teaching program, and a Bachelor of Science, which is a non-teaching program.
KU Library Science graduates are smart, savvy, life-long learners poised to guide their communities in transforming the best knowledge from the past into creative possibilities for the future. You’ll analyze, design, and implement new research and learning systems including computers, databases, video, graphics, interactive multimedia, and maker spaces. You’ll be prepared to guide decision makers and knowledge seekers from all walks of life in finding the data they need.
Bachelor of Science in Education - Library Science
For students interested in becoming a Library Media Specialists in a school setting, KU offers one of the few undergraduate programs in the country, and the only one in Pennsylvania preparing students to become certified professional Library Media Specialists. The Pennsylvania Library Media Specialist teaching certification is also highly regarded in surrounding states and beyond.
Library Media Specialists work with children and fellow teachers to enrich a love of learning, support research, integrate instructional technologies and drive creative information sharing. Upon completion of program requirements, candidates will receive Certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and will be eligible for immediate employment.
A minor in this program complements majors in: anthropology, art history, business, communication studies, education, electronic media, English, German, history, music, philosophy, or Spanish.
Sample Career Options
Many people don't understand that Library Science is an interdisciplinary field that is very much thinking about the future of how we access, synthesize, and disseminate information - especially knowledge. In many ways, it is a Reemerging discipline. We are going to need people from all walks of life to help with the new and unknown challenges this field will offer.Matt Lewis '16
Student Learning Outcomes
All initial teacher certification programs use the ten InTASC standards (required by CAEP accreditation) as their Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). The ten InTASC standards are organized in 4 domains (The Learner and Learning, Content Knowledge, Instructional Practice, and Professional Responsibility).