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The School Library Media Educational Specialist's program in the Department of Media and Instructional Technology in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia is an advanced program of study designed for students who wish to expand the knowledge acquired in the Master's program and add skills in leadership and emerging technologies. The curriculum emphasizes research, leadership, collaboration, and technology skills, so that students who complete this program can assume
more » ... can assume leadership roles in their systems by acting as mentors, consultants, models of effective technology and media practices, and trainers in a variety of professional development areas. Students must also be able to design and carry out a research study that will contribute to the profession. Program Requirements All students are required to attend the Media and Instructional Technology student orientation and meet with their advisors prior to initial registration. A proposed program of study will be developed by the student and advisor, and must be filed with the department and Graduate School during the first semester of study. A sample program sheet is included in the Appendices. The Specialist in Education degree in Media, School Library Media track requires 27 semester hours of approved course work beyond the master's degree. All work required for the degree must be completed within a seven-year period that begins with the first class taken towards the degree. The curriculum includes: Area I: 3 semester hours (1 course) in Educational Psychology (CEPD 8102) Area II: 18 semester hours (4 required courses, 2 electives) in Media & Technology Area III: 6 semester hours (2 courses) in Research (MEDT 8484 and MEDT 8480).