Media Literacy Certificate
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Program Directors: Dr. Damiana Gibbons (email@example.com) and Dr. Theresa Redmond (firstname.lastname@example.org); 828-262-2239
Location of instruction: OnlineNOTE: This program has been redesigned to move to an online format in Fall 2013
- The media literacy certificate develops the technical and intellectual skills to successfully utilize and critique traditional and emerging mass media formats and information technologies.
- The program is open to anyone, but is particularly relevant to teachers in several areas of the curriculum.
- Identified as one of the so-called 21st Century Skills, media literacy is studied in relation to the mission standards of organizations such as The National Middle School Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the National Council for Teachers of English, among others.
- The department also offers a master's degree in Educational Media and a graduate certificate in Web-Based Distance Learning.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure
Students pursuing the graduate certificate in Media Literacy are eligible for federal financial aid, provided you take at least 4.5 hours (1/2 time enrollment) in a semester.
Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help you make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree.
Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders: Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education OR Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other (Standard Occupation Codes 25-2031.00; 25-1069.00); note that this certificate is also intended to provide students with a way to transition into the master's degree program in Educational Media.
Standard Time to Completion: 3 semesters (18 months) for a total of 18 semester hours
Tuition and Fees (ESTIMATED) to Complete the Program, assuming three semesters at 6 hours per semester:
in-state out-of-state on campus N/A
off campus (online) $4050 $14,880
Costs of Books and Supplies (ESTIMATED): $1200
Information about Students who have Completed the Certificate-Only Program*** in the Most Recent Full Year (July 2011 - June 2012):
- Number of certificate-only students enrolled: 0; Number of certificate-only students completing: 0
- On-Time Completion Rate: N/A (no certificate-only students enrolled)
- Job Placement Rate: N/A (no certificate-only students completed)
- Median Loan Debt: N/A (no certificate-only students completed)
***This program is not open for enrollment at this time pending redesign as online
Certificate Application Essentials
Required Entrance Exam: None
Required Number of References to specify in the on-line form: None
Supplemental Information: Resume (Required upload for application submission)
Deadlines for Application. A program not open for a particular term will be marked with an "x." If the program has early screening dates, those dates are listed in parentheses. Applications that are not complete by the early screening date risk denial of admission due to no seats available.
- Spring: 11/1
- Summer I: x
- Summer II: x
- Fall: 7/1 (3/15)
Link to Media Related (C&I) Bulletin Descriptions