Lead Your School Library to the Future

Earn an EdS in Educational Leadership, concentration in School Library Media Specialist, online from The University of Alabama.

The University of Alabama Online offers a 100% online EdS for those seeking a rewarding leadership-level career in school libraries or other information environments.


Earn your degree from a name you know and rise with the Tide!

The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences and College of Education have teamed up to offer this degree program through live online instruction. The School Library Media Specialist concentration qualifies graduates for Alabama Class AA certification or equivalent. You can tailor the coursework to meet your professional goals by choosing electives relevant to your intended career path. The curriculum includes topics like cultural diversity and youth programming, outreach to diverse populations, computer-based instruction and school partnerships.

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The Same Degree

A degree earned through The University of Alabama Online is identical to one earned on UA's main campus! The online format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. UA Online graduates are invited to participate in UA's regular commencement ceremonies.

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UA Online students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate (regardless of residency)! They are also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for their education.

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Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates in companies and cities across the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're in the family.

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a military-friendly and Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group of men and women as they seek to advance their education.

You don't have to take our word for it!

Hear from some of our graduates about what earning a degree online from
The University of Alabama means to them.

Don't Say You Can't Do It

At The University of Alabama we want to help you tell a legendary story, and that begins with a premier education and strong support. You can succeed at earning your degree from wherever you are. Want to know more? Let our graduates tell you their UA Online stories.

How Does It Feel?

Graduating from The University of Alabama brings out many emotions from our UA Online students. At a recent commencement reception, they expressed their feelings about this great accomplishment.