Welcome to CU Denver and the #1 School Library program in Colorado! Our School Library program has changed dramatically in recent years to reflect changes in digital information and media literacy and learning technologies. School libraries can and should be the heart of the school where students, staff, and administration look for collaborative support. Teacher Librarians are now called upon to help lead instructional technology planning, instruction, collaborative teaching partnerships with colleagues, instructional coaching and professional development, as well as providing culturally responsive students resources to help them succeed in their studies.
The Teacher Librarian Leadership endorsement program within the LDT master's degree program is a revised and approved teacher librarian education program that leads to the Colorado Department of Education endorsement for teacher librarians. The program integrates 21st Century Learning Standards as approved by the American Association of School Libraries with Common Core content standards and leadership competencies. The program adheres to the constructivist theory of resource-based learning, teacher leadership, instructional coaching, and media literacy.
The program believes that teacher librarians as endorsed by a state’s department of education require education as a teacher as well as a librarian, as advocated by the American Library Association and the International Association of School Libraries. As a teacher librarian, you will provide collaborative instructional planning, facilitation of professional learning, utilization of information literacy, online instructional resources, and teacher leadership through the management of your library program and online. Courses are offered in a completely online program.