Master of Education (M.Ed.) - Digital Media, New Literacies & Learning

Mission

The mission of the Digital Media, New Literacies and Learning program is to make education more powerful for all students by creating opportunities to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community. Participants in this program develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions needed to design technology-based media rich learning environments and become instructional leaders and agents of change in formal and Informal educational settings.

Overview

Learn to create and implement effective technology and media rich learning experiences through an understanding of learning theory, instructional design principles, technology, and application. Explore and create a range of digital media (educational software, curriculum materials, gaming, mobile computing, social networks, digital stories) and reflect on your applications to educational issues in different disciplines and core content areas. Gain the skills you need to teach the 21st Century literacies and skills to succeed in the digital age. Become a leader and mentor in the use of digital media and technology to promote 21st Century literacies and skills.

Program Outcomes

Program graduates are prepared to:

  • Design technology-based media rich learning environments that support the learning of all students.
  • Apply learning and curriculum theories to assess the effectiveness of technology and media rich learning environments in creating meaningful and motivating learning experiences for learners.
  • Develop a broadened understanding of what it means to be literate that includes the reading and writing of multimodal texts as integral elements of social practices.
  • Identify barriers and solutions to change for a professional teaching/learning community attempting to adopt new technologies or practices.
  • Use responsible practices that relate to creating and using digital media in learning environments such as with intellectual property law, confidentiality, privacy, and ethics.

Professional Opportunities

Enhance your marketability and career options with a Masters of Education in Digital Media, New Literacies and Learning. Apply your digital literacy knowledge and skills in K-12 classrooms, higher education, nonprofit education, corporate training, educational content development, instructional design, the development of educational products or services (entrepreneurship), and building school - community partnerships.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit admissions application to the Office of Admissions. Apply online now at fairmontstate.edu/apply
  • Pay $50 application fee along with application
  • Submit official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions
  • Minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA

Once the Fairmont State Office of Admissions receives all of the required documents, your application file will be reviewed by the Department of Education.

Additional graduate forms can be found at graduatestudiesforms

    Application Deadlines

    • Fall Deadline: August 1st
    • Spring Deadline: January 1st
    • Summer Deadline: May 1st

    Program Cost

    WV Resident: $390 per credit hour
    Non-resident; $508 per credit hour

    M.Ed. in Digital Media, New Literacies and Learning Program Contact

    Dr. Valerie Morphew
    Professor of Education
    334 Education Building
    (304) 367-4664
    Valerie.Morphew@fairmontstate.edu