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Online M.A. in Education, Digital Media Instruction Concentration

Make Your Impact on the Digital World.

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Northern Vermont University’s new online master’s of education concentration in digital media instruction is designed for classroom teachers, Educational Technology Specialists, college instructors, and other instructional professionals who wish to learn how to employ digital media to enhance their teaching.

This 36-credit online program combines educational principles with digital media instruction methods—preparing educators for the classrooms and students of tomorrow. Here are just two of the innovative classes offered. See all course offerings in the dropdown below.

The Global Context of Technology: In this course, participants examine some of the global education movements and influences, and investigate how they can implement appropriate shifts in thinking and practice so students are prepared for a global future.

Robotics in K-12 Education: This course focuses on the history of constructivism and STEM education, tools that can be used to build a robotics curriculum, and effective teaching and evaluation strategies selected to deliver the curriculum.

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Required Courses

Educational Studies
Participants study education in three realms: personal backgrounds; history, policy, and law; and theories of learning. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the writing and research skills necessary for academic and professional success. A 20-hour fieldwork project is included.
Characteristics and Development of Diverse Learners
This course examines the etiology of educational disabilities and the diverse characteristics of students with disabilities. Students will understand the impact of various disabilities on learning and social development and identify strategies to develop effective programming.
Critical and Cultural Perspectives in Education
Participants learn to analyze the means by which distinct cultural values interact with historical trends, social norms, and global forces to shape schooling. Attention is drawn to civic and governmental processes for moving education toward more equitable and inclusive ends. 20 hours of fieldwork.
Education Research
Participants examine concepts and procedures for analyzing, designing, assessing and conducting education research. The focus is on action research, practitioner inquiry, and quantitative and qualitative research designs.
Moral Philosophy and Professional Ethics
A study of moral philosophy grounds an investigation of professional ethics. Through a case study approach, participants learn to use narrative analysis to approach ethical situations. Attention is drawn to cross-cultural considerations, legal boundaries for professional and the neurological foundations of morality.
Technology in Education
This course focuses on the use of media and technology in the classroom. Discussions center on the implications and impacts of technology on the learning process.
Teaching with Digital Content
Participants examine various forms of digital content and strategies to align the content with standards, goals, and teaching objectives. Participants also explore the most effective ways to distribute digital content to students and parents to support learning in and out of school.
The Global Context of Technology and Education
In this course participants examine some of the global education movements and influences, and investigate how they can implement appropriate shifts in thinking and practice so students are prepared for a global future.
Coding in K-12 Classrooms
Participants practice grade-appropriate coding languages and resources, such as Scratch, Java, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), and Extensible Markup Language (XML).
3D MakerSpaces in Schools
Participants gain the knowledge and confidence needed to architect and implement innovative uses of 3D printing and MakerSpaces in school and classroom settings.
Robotics in K-12 Education
This course focuses on the history of constructivism and STEM education, tools that can be used to build a robotics curriculum, and effective teaching and evaluation strategies selected to deliver the curriculum.
Identifying and Applying Technologies to Support Creativity in the Classroom
Participants examine the concept of creativity and how creativity can be taught through new and emerging technologies.
Capstone
This course serves as a forum for completing a capstone project with a reflective review of one’s program of study. Participants make a public presentation of their Capstone Project.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study: Digital Media Instruction

The online certificate of advanced graduate study in digital media instruction is designed for instructional professionals who possess a master’s degree and wish to learn how to employ digital media to enhance their teaching.

This 21-credit graduate certificate program consists of digital media instruction courses and a capstone project.

Questions? We’re here to help.

Edward Bassett
Office of Graduate Studies
Edward.Bassett@NorthernVermont.edu
802.635.1240
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The knowledge and relationships I’ve gained from classes, professors, peers, friends and others I’ve met through the program will help me to continually grow…

– Anna Wadlington

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