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Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media

Locate yourself in the world of information with a Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media from Ashford University. Gain the know-how to evaluate technology for effective instructional delivery. Demonstrate your research skills and your ability to support information acquisition through this growing field of study in library sciences.

  • Total number of credits required: 120 credits
  • General Education Requirements: 43 credits
  • Major Course Requirements: 33 credits
  • Electives: 44 credits

To earn your Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media at Ashford, you must complete 120 credits. You will need to complete 30 upper-division credits, of which 18 credits must be from the major program. A total of 30 credits must be completed at Ashford University to meet the residency requirement. You may be able to transfer up to 90 approved credits from community colleges, other previous college coursework, or other life experiences such as military service or job training toward your degree.

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 CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, 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.

* The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Alabama Students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 334-353-8567 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits. State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program at an institution outside of Alabama must apply for an Alabama professional educator or professional leadership certificate through the Alabama Certificate Reciprocity Approach. Current requirements may be found at www.alsde.edu .

Georgia Students: An education degree offered through Ashford University’s online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Georgia. In Georgia, an alternative route to certification is not available.

Hawaii Students: An education degree offered through Ashford University’s online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Hawaii. In Hawaii, an alternative route to certification is not available.

What you will learn

The Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media demonstrates your research skills and your ability to support information acquisition. You will study the application of technology to support learning and information access. The evolving role of librarians and the training necessary to become 21st century information experts will be explored through coursework in this degree program. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media degree program, you will be able to:

  • 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 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 research skills and strategies to support accurate, efficient and appropriate information acquisition

Take the Next Step

Learn more about how to get started in your degree program.

Take the Next Step

Learn more about how to get started in your degree program.

Your Courses in Library Science and Media

Locate yourself in the world of information with your Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media. Your online courses include such topics as cognition, instructional design, and literature for children and teens.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses .

Major Course Requirements (33 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Education


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Digital Running Records on Raz-Plus

With our Online Running Record tool, Raz-Plus or Raz-Kids members can:

  • Assign and listen to recordings of Benchmark Passages and Books.
  • Score recordings using an online running record tool.

BENCHMARK PASSAGES & RUNNING RECORDS

Find students’ instructional levels by assessing their reading skills with developmentally appropriate texts while recording reading behavior. Benchmark Passages are short text selections that are one part of a three-part process to help place students at their instructional levels for leveled reading sessions and to assess their readiness to progress to the next level.

Why Benchmark Passages

Benchmark Passages assess comprehension and reward students’ progress from level to level. They are one part of a three-part process that provides a more complete assessment of reading behavior and comprehension than any of the parts independently.

  • Each level has 2 fiction and 2 nonfiction passages.
  • Each level has at least 1 fiction-nonfiction passage pair on the same topic.
  • Each passage uses a level-appropriate percentage of words from leveled books at that reading level.
    • aa-E = 100%
    • F-J = 95% + 5% new words
    • K-Z = 90% + 10% new words
  • The text of the entire passage is used in the Running Record.
  • Most are one page long, but upper level passages can be two pages.
  • ALL are available on Raz-Plus .

How to Use Benchmark Passages

  1. Give a student a Benchmark Passage he or she has never seen before to read aloud. If you prefer to use familiar text, use the fiction-nonfiction topic pair at each level. Use one passage from the pair to support a student’s understanding of the topic before assessing with the other passage.
  2. Record the student’s reading behavior using the passage’s Running Record form.
  3. If a student scores 90 percent, assess the student’s comprehension using a Quick Check from Level A-Z and Retelling Rubrics .
  4. If a student scores from 90%-94% percent on the running record and answers comprehension questions at 80%-100%, he or she is at an instructional level. (For more details, see About Running Records ).
  5. Use Benchmark WOWzers to reward students’ progress from level to level.

Features and Chart

  • 2 7 words per line; 4.5 words average
  • 1 line per page
  • 30 55 words total
  • Complete sentences
  • Repetition of high-frequency words
  • Repetitive pattern with one or two word changes per page
  • Pattern may change on last page, such as a surprise ending
  • Predictable language
  • One-to-one text-to-picture correspondence
  • Familiar topics
  • Consistent text placement
  • 10 pages

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