The Master of Library Science (MLS) program offers a school library focused set of courses that meets the requirements of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for licensure as a school library media coordinator.
The MLS program is nationally recognized by the American Association of School Librarians of the American Library Association (NCATE-ALA/AASL). The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Department of Library Science at East Carolina University has been granted candidacy status by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. Candidacy status is an indication that the Department of Library Science at East Carolina University has voluntarily committed to participate in the ALA accreditation process and is actively seeking accreditation. Candidacy does not indicate that the program is accredited nor does it guarantee eventual accreditation of the program by ALA.