Two options to complete the Library Media Certificate are available: 

  1. Library Media Certificate
    Contact Dr. Deborah Rinio for information about the Library Media Certificate. This program is geared to licensed teachers who want to obtain the school library media endorsement or teachers seeking school library media professional development. 
  2. Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Educator Option.  The Library Media program offers an option to earn a Masters degree (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction after completion of all Library Media coursework. The Masters portion involves completion of 9 additional credits past the 21 required by the Library Media Certificate program, and these courses are also offered online.  Contact  Dr. Nick Lux, Curriculum and Instruction Program Leader for additional information or visit the Curriculum & Instruction website.

A student may apply to the full M.Ed. program at any time during or after their library media certificate program; however, all courses for both must be completed within 6 years. Students who choose this option will be enrolled in two programs simultaneously: Library Media Certificate and Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction.

Application Process for the Library Media Certificate Program

Prior to applying for the Library Media Certificate program applicants must hold a valid teaching license in the United States (or its territories).

  1. Complete the online application through the Graduate School Online Application System
  2. Provide official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended to the Department of Education Graduate Programs Office, 215 Reid Hall, PO Box 172880, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717. 
  • Note:  Admission to the program requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate coursework.

Application Process (Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Professional Educator Option)

See Application Process for the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction 

Application Deadlines

The following are the preferred application deadline dates by which all of the application materials must be submitted via the Graduate School Online Application System:

  • Fall Semester:  April 1st
  • Spring Semester:  November 1st
  • Summer Semester:  April 1st

The following are the absolute application deadline dates. If an applicant is unable to submit all application materials via the online application system by the preferred dates listed above, he or she can submit the materials by the date listed below, as there will be a second review.

  • Fall Semester: July 15th

Gainful Employment Program Disclosures

Note: This information only applies to certificate programs.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit the Gainful Employment information for the Library Media Program.

Obtaining MSU Transcripts

To obtain or check the status of MSU transcripts, visit the Office of the Registrar's Transcripts page. 

Payment Information

Financial Aid

For financial aid information, please visit the MSU Financial Aid.

Student Accounts:

The Student Accounts Office (ph: 406-994-1991) assists students in meeting their financial obligation to the University by providing information tuition, payment, deadlines, etc. 

To access tuition information, visit Student Accounts. In the sidebar on the left click Tuition & Fee Charts - Current & Historical > Online Programs Only. Then, select the academic year in question. 


Contact Information

Micki MacGregor, Graduate Program Assistant
Montana State University
PO Box 172880
Reid Hall 215, Bozeman, MT 59717-2880