Lay the foundation for the modern classroom.
Quality Digital Learning (formerly Educational Technology) is 30% about the tech and 70% about the pedagogy. Whether you consider yourself a tech guru or a newbie, we can help you make sure that technology is working for you and your students instead of the other way around.
In this program, you’ll not only complete the requirements for a New Hampshire state Digital Learning Specialist licensure, you’ll also learn how to be a Digital Learning 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.
These certificates are offered by AU New England.
In the Digital Learning Specialist concentration NH State Licensure Pathway program, students explore the ways that pedagogy and technology support and magnify one another because quality educational technology integration is 30% technology and 70% pedagogy. This program is designed for classroom teachers who wish to add a New Hampshire Digital Learning Specialist credential to their existing licensure.
- 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.
- 5-6 semesters, 22-credit program
- 1-2 courses per term
Our small, fully online courses combine the flexibility of online learning with the community and collegiality you crave. You’ll learn with educators from all over the world, creating new expertise via experiential learning, application of new ideas, and creation of new tools and strategies. Classes focus on both theoretical and practical exploration, impacting your teaching in both the short and long term. Most importantly, we realize that our students are working professionals with busy lives, so we work with you to make the best use of your time and meet your individual learning goals.
- Tech Tools for All Learners: This course builds a collaborative understanding of modern teaching and learning, its roots and its opportunities. We will explore when and how to use technology-and when not to in order to best magnify the power of content areas such as math, arts, and science. This course will help participants identify and assess the resources available to them in their schools as well as how to best use those tools in their own instruction in all content areas in ways that support all learners (and plan for the careful selection of new resources). Participants will explore methods of developing online portfolios and develop a portfolio demonstrating their use of a wide variety of tools in the classroom. Online Course.
- Educational Advocacy and Leadership: This course builds capacity for instructional and professional community growth and leadership in the student’s concentration area. Participants will examine emerging tools and trends that will impact schools and their communities through their own field research, review of professional literature, and participation in online learning communities. Participants will collaboratively prepare instructional plans, policies, procedures, and/or budgets demonstrating their understandings of how to best implement and advocate for their technology integration for community development and learning in the classroom and beyond. Online course.
- Building Inclusive Learning Communities: This course explores face-to-face and online community building tools and strategies as well as facilitation of learning experiences that support all learners, including those with special needs. We will explore the use of technology to allow for new kinds of communities to be formed, including those that connect learners across cultures and connect classrooms to external resources, both digital and human in order to better differentiate in the content areas. We will also explore the use of social media in the classroom, what it means to be a digital citizen, and how to help students and teachers use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully. Online Course.
- Tech Tools for All Learners
- Educational Advocacy and Leadership
- Building Inclusive Learning Communities
- Principles of STEAM
- Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Introduction to the Critical Skills Classroom (online)
- Internship in Digital Learning
Optional On-Campus Courses at Antioch University New England:
- Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus)
For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.
Optional Summer Residencies
If you choose to come to a summer residency instead of doing your program fully on-line, you can expect one or two weeks of a retreat-like experience in beautiful Keene, NH. Small classes offer lots of hands-on activities, community-based learning opportunities, and a socially engaging week of meeting with your on-line classmates and AUNE faculty. In most concentrations you have a choice of whether to attend face-to-face classes for either one or two weeks in the summer, and you don’t have to decide in advance. You can consult with your adviser and see what fits your schedule and learning style best.
Dates for residencies
The Experienced Educators Summer Residency Courses are held the first two full weeks of July following the week of the Fourth of July holiday- typically the first and second or second and third weeks of the month. You can choose to attend for the first or second week, or come for both weeks depending on your program.
Graduates of the Digital Learning 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.
6-8 possible job titles:
- Educational Technology Integrator
- Educational Technology Teacher
- Digital Learning Integrator
- Digital Learning Specialist
- Technology Teacher
Admissions / Cost / Aid
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application, including:
- Essay questions, admissions, and program-specific
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- email transcripts to [email protected], or
- mail to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene NH 04341-3516
- Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
- There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
- Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
- Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.
- If you are planning to seek a recommendation for a New Hampshire Licensure in Library Media and/or Digital Learning Specialist, please submit a copy of your current teaching license and documentation of three years of teaching experience. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement.
Official transcripts should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
Students in the DLS program should have access to a reliable computer and internet access that will support the use of a variety of digital tools including video conferencing and streaming.
Criminal Background Checks
NH state law [RSA 189:13-a(IX)(b)] requires criminal history record checks, for students who enroll in an educator preparation program at an institution of higher education. Additional criminal history record checks, administered by the placement district(s), are required for student teachers and interns. Additionally, local school districts may require a background check prior to the start of any field experience, and students must comply with the local policies. The cost of all background checks are out-of-pocket costs borne by the student. Your AUNE admissions counselor will provide you with the correct form for your licensure area.
|Foundations of Education (Experienced Educators) Certificates||Tuition Cost per Credit||Total Program Credits|
|Problem Based Learning / Critical Skills Certificate||$732||15|
|Educating for Sustainability Certificate||$732||12|
|Place-based Education Certificate||$732||12|
|Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Certificate||$732||12|
|Mindfulness for Educators Graduate Certificate||$732||9|
|Integrated STEAM Education Certificate||$732||15|
|Certificate in Dyslexia Studies||$732||17|
|Certificate in Reggio Emilia Approach||$732||18|
|Certificate in Trauma Informed Education||$732||12|
Please note: Additional fees for all AUNE programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
A college education is an investment in your future. Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.
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