Post-Master’s Youth Services Specialist Program Overview Drexel's Post-Master's Specialist Program in Youth Services focuses on the information needs of children and teens and on the design and provision of information services to meet those needs. Applicants must have a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and have completed all prerequisites for individual courses within their area of specialization.Students will learn to:Assist children and teens with the use and evaluation of information resourcesCollaborate with teachers and parents to support the developmental and educational needs of children and teensOrganize and manage librariesDevelop Web pages and portals to make resources available to youth and their caregiversCreate information environments that are supportive of youths' diverse backgroundsPartner with community organizations that serve children and teensProvide leadership in the fieldAdvocate for improved library programs and services for children and teensAct as change agents, leaders and resource guidesActively participate in professional organizationsProgram FeaturesCourses are taught by faculty from the College’s MSLIS program, ranked #10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule A highly interactive e-learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmatesStudents who complete the program will receive a credential entitled Youth Services SpecialistState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses INFO 650Public Library Service3.0INFO 683Resources for Children3.0INFO 684Resources for Young Adults3.0Select two of the following:6.0INFO 649Library Programming INFO 552Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations INFO 665Collection Management INFO 688Instructional Role for the Information Specialist Total Credits15.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria An ALA-accredited master’s degree Prerequisites may be required for individual courses and fulfillment will be evaluated on a case by case basisRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended Essay/Statement of Purpose In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you. ResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Post-Master's Youth Services Specialist Program Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.