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Education Courses

Education Courses

Rutgers currently offers three education courses (online) that fulfill the state's education requirements. Although these are graduate-level courses, they are not part of a graduate degree program and may be taken as a non-degree student. To register for classes as a non-degree student, applicants must first submit a non-degree application and the appropriate application materials.

Courses and Rotation

The following course rotation will help you plan ahead. Check our website each semester to confirm offerings and to check seat availability.

Fall Term: Student Learning Development and Behavior Management for the School Library Media Specialist, 17:611:522 (3 credits)

An introduction to the characteristics and learning styles of learners, techniques for classroom management, and rules and expectations in the school library and classroom.

Prerequisites

Permission to enroll in this course will be granted to students who are seeking certification as a school library media specialist or associate school library media specialist, as evidenced by current or previous enrollment in appropriate coursework; experience using email and basic World Wide Web searching techniques, a personal and reliable Internet account, and the hardware and software required for an online course. May require observations to be completed in a school setting.

Spring Term: Curriculum Design/Integration and Teaching Methodologies for the School Library Media Specialist, 17:611:521 (3 credits)

An introduction to teaching strategies and learning models used in the classroom and library media center. Students will focus on new trends in educational research and identify current trends in instruction. Emphasis will be placed on the planning and construction of lesson plans and units of study based on principles of curriculum design for the instruction and integration of New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning.

Prerequisites

Permission to enroll in this course will be granted to students who are seeking certification as a school library media specialist or associate school library media specialist, as evidenced by current or previous enrollment in appropriate coursework; experience using email and basic World Wide Web searching techniques, a personal and reliable Internet account, and the hardware and software required for an online course. May require observations to be completed in a school setting.

Summer Term: Theory and Foundations of Education for the School Library Media Specialist, 17:611:520 (3 credits)

An introduction to the historical foundations, major theories and philosophies in education. The focus is on the role of the school library media specialist as a teacher in the media center and the professional community of the school. Students will:

  • Explore and apply learning and child development theories.
  • Develop strategies for communication with students, parents, faculty and staff, administration, and other professionals.
  • Explore legal issues connected to the role of library media specialist.

A major component of the class will be to support each student in developing a personal philosophy of education.

Prerequisites

Permission to enroll in this course will be granted to students who are seeking certification as a school library media specialist or associate school library media specialist, as evidenced by current or previous enrollment in appropriate coursework; experience using email and basic World Wide Web searching techniques, a personal and reliable Internet account, and the hardware and software required for an online course.