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MA, Information and Learning Technologies - Teacher Librarian Leadership


The MA in Information and Learning Technologies - Teacher Librarian Leadership will change to Learning Design & Technology - Library effective fall 2019 for all enrolled students. The new name is more descriptive of the expertise program completers acquire and provides employers with a clearer description of graduates’ learning. This change better serves the interests of our current and future students and ensures their success post-graduation.


Teacher librarians must add value to a school and contribute directly to the school’s goals and priorities. The Teacher Librarian Leadership MA degree will prepare you with the information-technology, pedagogy, and leadership skills you need to help students and teaching colleagues succeed and adapt to the demands of today’s world of information and technology.​
In your courses, you will learn about integrating information and learning strategies, school library management, collection development, collaborative planning, learning technologies, and instructional leadership. You will experience resource-based learning that is immediately applicable to your work. You will complete the program with a portfolio of your work and practical ideas for your library. The portfolio, published on the Web, offers you the opportunity to bring your many projects and products together in an attractive way for prospective employers.
Our fully online program fits your schedule and your lifestyle. Courses are taught by highly effective teacher librarians with school library and leadership experience. Award-winning faculty teaching in the CU Denver Teacher Librarian Leadership program is committed to offering classes that serve the needs of today's graduate student.

To complete the Teacher Librarian Leadership program, you will need reliable high-speed Internet access from home. Faculty and students use web-based applications like Instructure Canvas to complete coursework. For more information, visit CU Online's technical requirements page. ​

For additional information, contact the Office of Recruitment & Outreach at 303-315-6300 or

This master's program requires the successful completion of 30 graduate credit hours, including a field experience totaling 90 hours in school libraries for hands-on experience. Program outcomes are then demonstrated in your professional portfolio, which serves as the capstone experience - no thesis or written exam is required. Because the program is fully online, you will need a high-speed internet connection and computer.

Although highly desired, a teaching license is not required for admission into the master’s program. However, the approved Colorado Department of Education endorsement cannot be obtained without a teaching license. Please consult your school, district, and state guidelines for local requirements for teacher librarians. Many districts and states offer teacher-in-residence programs and other paths to teacher endorsement. Colorado has reciprocal teaching agreements with 45 states to facilitate intrastate certification.

Successful completion of the Teacher Librarian Leadership MA degree requires 30 graduate credit hours. You can find detailed course requirements for the Teacher Librarian Leadership MA degree here.

This program is recognized as an approved program by Colorado Department of Education. Students who complete the program are eligible to apply for the Teacher Librarian added endorsement. Please see CDE’s website​ for more information.

Related offerings include:

We participate actively in state organizations and conference, including InnEdCO (Innovative Education Colorado) and CAL (Colorado Association of Libraries). Graduate credits are available for participation at these conferences.

Our students go on to work in a variety of professional roles, including:

  • Teacher Librarians
  • Information Management consultants
  • Digital Literacy coaches
  • Educational Technology/Information Literacy educators
  • Professional Developers
  • Online course designers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • District administrators
  • University instructors

Contact us for more information; we would love to help you further your career!

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