Teacher Librarian MA Program

The University of Iowa's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) offers a master-of-arts degree in Library and Information Science especially designed for working teachers interested in becoming school librarians. The program will equip graduates to effectively and creatively operate a K-12 school library media program.

Students in the program will take two courses a semester for six semesters (includes two summers), allowing them to complete the MA within two years. Course order is structured so it is intended that students will register for the two designated courses each semester in order to remain on track.

The program offers a $1,000 a semester stipend to teachers holding a current Iowa teaching license to help offset the cost of tuition. Students will assume responsibility for the balance of tuition costs, student fees, course materials, travel, and any other costs associated with their studies.

Courses will be delivered primarily via video conferencing allowing students to “attend” class from any location with a high-speed internet connection. Students may also attend class on-campus. Required on-campus attendance is limited to orientation and two and a half days at the beginning and end of the summer sessions.

Application materials are to be submitted by April 1 for fall admission.

These materials include:

  • Application to The University of Iowa Graduate College
  • Transcripts from all institutions other than The University of Iowa
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Copy of your current Teaching Certificate

For more information, please contact Chris Kolarik, Program Coordinator, Teacher Librarian Program: christine-kolarik@uiowa.edu

University of Iowa Graduate College requirements for Admissions

University of Iowa Graduate Admissions - SLIS webpage