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As learning environments evolve, the demand for multimodal access to literature and information resources and a need for guidance and support in using these resources effectively has opened up a space for the teacher librarian.
The Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) course offered by Charles Sturt University gives you the knowledge and skills to become a qualified teacher librarian, and meet the need for expertise in multi-literacies, information fluency and collaborative evidence-based practice.
Designed specifically for teachers who seek to become teacher librarians, or practising teacher librarians who lack formal qualifications, this comprehensive master's degree will teach you everything you need to know about being a teacher librarian, from storing, classifying and retrieving bibliographic information to conducting educational research to implement resource- and inquiry-based strategies.
Students must complete a practical work placement as part of this course to ensure they graduate with appropriate practical skills to accompany their academic foundation. This comprises four days of visits to various information agencies, plus a two-week professional placement. You will be required to undertake a workplace learning component for the Professional experience and portfolio unit.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
In this teacher librarianship course, the subjects you will study include:
Restricted elective subjects:
The students of today have a wealth of information at their fingertips, and providing appropriate guidance and support in the effective use of these resources has emerged as a vital role.
As a graduate you can enable the management and use of information within teaching and learning, and become a leader in the development of information literacy.
By taking this teacher librarian course, you will not only develop an understanding of the cornerstone role of the teacher librarian in contemporary education, but become a better and more flexible teacher with the theoretical perspective and practical skills to provide a well-rounded education.
Curious about where a career in librarian studies could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Courses that are not Commonwealth support places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.
CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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