K-12 Endorsement Program

Proudly offered by the combined campuses of The University of Montana Western and the University of Montana Missoula's College of Education & Human Sciences

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished:

By providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
By providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
By working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students

Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning (1998), p.6

The school library media specialist who administers this program has many roles. These include teacher, instructional consultant, information facilitator, administrator. Through these roles, the school library medial specialist provides: access to information, instruction in information skills, and recommendations for instructional planning. (AASL & AECT, 1998)


The mission of the newly combined library media program at The University of Montana is to prepare teachers who will comfortably fill all of the roles in the library. Three tracks are available:
K_12 library media endorsement
non-teaching library minor
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Library Media Services

University of Montana College of Education & Human Sciences
University of Montana Western