School of Education & Counseling

Librarianship (Puerto Rico)  Master of Education

The Master of Education in Librarianship program prepares educators to provide exceptional school library programs that engage students, teachers and faculty. Students in the program receive hands-on instruction and independent learning experiences, including a field-based practicum (for Library Teacher certification students) guided by a librarian and a Cambridge College supervisor.

Puerto Rico
30 - 32 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024


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Master of Education in Librarianship Program Overview

Modern school libraries provide learning environments that ensure students and employees are practical, ethical and creative users of ideas and information. By working with teachers to plan, mediate and assess student learning, librarians play a crucial role in expanding on and delving into lessons given in the classroom using a variety of resources and specialized skills they have available.

Based at our Puerto Rico location, courses are taught in a hybrid/remote+online format. Forty percent of classes are remote (via Zoom) and 60% are online (asynchronous).

Master of Education in Librarianship Program Highlights & Learning Outcomes

Our graduates are experts at developing and promoting quality library programs that benefit students and teachers. Through classroom instruction and hands-on learning experiences, this program provides the specialized skills and training to know how to:

  • Use multiple technologies for individual and group learning, empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, researchers and ethical information users
  • Work in collaboration with other educators to promote a love of learning and reading, ensuring equal access to information resources
  • Stimulate and integrate quality reading and analysis skills in classrooms, laboratories and libraries
  • Understand the history and the present role of libraries in education and learning
  • Assume leadership in education and information literacy, technology skills and media literacy

Advantages of Cambridge College's MEd in Librarianship Program

Prepare for school library jobs and other librarian careers in this flexible, affordable master’s degree program for adult learners.

  • Library teacher certification: Gain the skills and preparation the Puerto Rico Department of Education needs for library teacher certification. Or, advance your professional skills without engaging in a practicum experience through our non-certification option.
  • Hands-on learning: Take part in independent projects that personalize your learning experience and help provide the specific knowledge, training and skills that fit your interests and professional goals.
  • Experienced faculty: Learn from and work closely with accessible, dedicated faculty who bring extensive research and professional experience to the coursework.
  • Language: Classroom instruction is in Spanish and coursework is in Spanish and English.
  • Great location: Our classroom location in Puerto Rico is close to public transportation and provides year-round free parking for students.
  • Flexible, hybrid program: Manage your work, family and community commitments while earning this master’s degree that's designed for working professionals. Forty percent of classes are remote (via Zoom) and 60% are online (asynchronous).
  • Exceptional value: Save on tuition at one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the United States.

MEd in Librarianship Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Puerto Rico
Cost Per Credit$344
Credits* 30 - 32 credits
Total Program Tuition $10,320 - $11,008

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

Prospective graduate degree students for programs in the School of Education & Counseling must satisfy the following requirements plus any program-specific requirements your program may have.

  1. Complete and sign the online application.
  2. Pay the application fee. Pay your $50 ($100 for international students) application fee by the term start date.
  3. Send official transcripts. Maildirectly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts. Required degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities.
    • Master's and most graduate certificate programs require an earned bachelor's degree.
    • Post-master's certificates and CAGS require an earned master's degree.
    • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency. See all international student requirements
  4. Send your résumé and work experience. Send your resume that details your education and work experience, including how they pertain to your career goals. If your SEC program has a work experience requirement, it will be listed in the Program-Specific Requirements section below.
  5. Submit your personal statement. Write a 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay describing your professional experience, goals and objectives for graduate study. How do you expect your graduate studies to enhance your future career?
  6. Include two professional recommendations (not required for fully online programs). These should address your professional character and ability to perform graduate work. Download Applicant Recommendation Form
  7. Interview (required for some programs). If your program requires an interview, it will be listed in the Program-Specific Requirements section below.
  8. Satisfy Health Insurance & Immunization requirements. (Massachusetts only). These are required only for graduate students taking six or more credits per term in Massachusetts through on-campus or hybrid classes. Health insurance may be waived.

Teacher Licensure Program Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed above, our Teacher Licensure Programs have these additional requirements:

  1. Earned bachelor's degree with 3.0 or higher GPA.
  2. MA Educator Documentation from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website. Keep copies of all documents submitted and, upon admission, post in your electronic portfolio:
    1. Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID (MEPID number)
    2. MTEL Communication & Literacy Test, successfully completed.

Required if completed:

  • Massachusetts preliminary license, if held
  • Sheltered English Instruction requirement
  • Fingerprinting and Criminal Offender Record Information

Applicants who do not initially meet all requirements (e.g. GPA of 3.0 or MTEL) for admission into their chosen licensure program must enroll in the corresponding non-licensure degree option. Students who achieve a 3.0 GPA upon completion of the first three SEC courses, pass the MTELs, and now meet all requirements, may request a change of program.

Disclosures: For all Licensure Programs

  • Licensure requirements are subject to change per Massachusetts regulations. All Cambridge College licensure programs are based on current regulations.
  • All candidates admitted for licensure programs must successfully complete the program in its entirety.
  • All requirements at the time of program completion must be finalized prior to seeking Massachusetts endorsement for licensure purposes.
  • If you have any licensure questions, please speak to your program chair.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Librarianship Careers and Salaries

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, graduates will be prepared for various library- and technology-related careers. Employment in this field from 2022 to 2032 is projected to grow 3 percent from 2022 to 2032.

As of May 2022, there were 141,200 librarian jobs in the U.S. Nationwide, librarians and library media specialists made an average annual salary of $61,660.* In Puerto Rico, the mean yearly wage for this occupation was $37,100.**


Number of library-related jobs in United States, May 2022*


Median annual salary for librarians and library media specialists in Puerto Rico, May 2022**

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Librarians and Library Media Specialists, at (visited November 21, 2023).

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, Librarians and Media Collections Specialists, (visited November 21, 2023).

Jobs for Masters of Education in Librarianship

This program prepares you for a variety of roles in libraries and other technology-related careers, including:

  • School library teachers
  • Technology and information center directors
  • Media literacy consultants
  • Library technicians
  • Assistant librarians
  • Publicity assistants