BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LIBRARY SCIENCE AND MEDIA

Locate yourself in the world of information with your Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media degree earned online from Ashford University. In this online degree program, you will learn to evaluate technology to ensure effective instructional delivery. As traditional libraries grow into a significant online presence, the field of library science is evolving. Your online courses include such topics as cognition, instructional design, and literature for children and teens. Discover media, literature, and resources that you could employ in multiple learning environments.

  • Apply the concepts and tools of inquiry to create learning environments and experiences to include multiple environments
  • Evaluate technology tools and applications for effective instructional delivery and library science research applications
  • Create learning opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners and cultures
  • Analyze media, literature, and materials for inclusion in specific settings and programs, including multiple modalities
  • Develop library science research skills and strategies to support accurate, efficient and appropriate information acquisition

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Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions

 

An online degree from Ashford University does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state's policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.