New Literacies, Digital Technologies and Learning Certificate Program - Graduate

Coordinator: Dr. Dana Wilber
Office: University Hall, Room 3226

The certificate in New Literacies, Digital Technologies and Learning focuses on developing educators who are able to use a range of digital technologies as a seamless part of literacy instruction. It focuses on literacy practices that are mediated by digital technologies (i.e. blogging, gaming, social networking) or that are newly recognized as literacies (i.e. fanfiction writing, narrative video making).

These technologies - like blogs and wikis, video and audio creation, social networking applications, and user - created content management systems - require and generate new ways of reading, writing, viewing and communicating with others. The program provides educators with sound theories that help shape practice, along with practical strategies for developing effective ways of using new literacies and Web 2.0 technologies in learning contexts.

This 15-credit program:

  • Will qualify individuals as experts in K-12 new literacies and digital technologies  
  • Offers courses in hybrid mode (a few traditional classes, with the rest online)  
  • Has the potential to advance standing in a current teaching position  
  • Is an ideal complement to degrees and certifications in Reading  
  • Is an excellent stepping-stone to doctoral study in the field of new literacies

Program Requirements

MEDI 503Critical Basics of Media and Technology Production3
MEDI 506Evaluation and Selection of Educational Media3
MEDI 521Design of Innovative Curriculum Resources3
READ 525Literacies, Digital Technology and Learning3
Select one of the following:3
Integrating Science and Technology in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms
Technology Planning for Education Renewal
Integrating Technology Across the Secondary Curriculum
Media, Technology, and Learning in the Curriculum
Production of Materials for Media Technology
Integrating Technology Across the Elementary Curriculum
Technology for Music Teachers
Literature for Adolescents
History of Literacy and Media
Teaching Multiethnic Literature in P-8 Classrooms
Technology for Inclusive Classrooms
Total Credits15