Transform education through technology.
Using technology in the classroom isn’t just about mastering the most recent technological gadget. It’s about leveraging these advancements to build communities, increase project opportunities, and empower learners to bring their visions to life in the 21st century. While technology is often seen as a distraction, when utilized properly it actually creates an enhanced opportunity for learning. Add an MEd with a New Hampshire State Digital Media Specialist Certification to your resume to help transform our schools from the inside out.
This degree is offered by AU New England.
Quality Digital Media (formerly Educational Technology) integration is 30% technology and 70% pedagogy. Whether you consider yourself a tech guru or a tech newbie, we can help you make sure that technology is working for you and your students instead of the other way around.
In our program, you’ll not only gain a New Hampshire state Digital Media Specialist certification, you’ll also learn how to be a teacher leader and a master of instructional choices.
- Enhance your capacity to teach all students well.
- Explore the social justice implications of technology.
- Promote creative problem-solving and real-world learning.
- Foster a strong sense of community rather than isolation for your students.
- Ensure that technology is used appropriately and in support of higher-order thinking skills, and not just rote tasks.
You’ll learn how to be a Digital Media leader in your school, a savvy consumer of technology who can facilitate conversations focused on learning outcomes and the reality of your students’ lives, guiding your colleagues to make wise choices in technology selection and integration.
- 5 semesters
- 33 credits – fully online and low residency options available
- One-two courses per term
- Tech Tools for All Learners
- Educational Advocacy and Leadership
- Building Inclusive Learning Communities
- Instructional Design
- Principles of STEAM
- The Developing Mind * also offered as an on-campus summer option
- Philosophy of Education * also offered as an on-campus summer option
- Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online) OR Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus)
- Child Study
- Equity and Change
On-Campus Courses at Antioch University New England:
- Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online)
For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.
Graduates of the Digital Media Specialist MEd program have the capacity to:
- Use the cycle of inquiry and reflection to better use current technology and plan for technology in development.
- Build and maintain digital and face-to-face learning communities that model shared responsibility and citizenship in both online and local networks.
- Understand how to select the most effective technology for your students’ learning goals.
- Create rigorous, engaging learning experiences that draw on both high-tech and high-touch (both digital and local community) resources.
- Make intentional choices around instruction and assessment that are sensitive to and inclusive of differences in class, race, culture and learning difference.
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