Certificate of Advanced Study in Media & Education

The CAS in Media & Education is a first of its kind joint venture between the School of Education and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, combining the resources, faculty, and legacies of both renowned Schools.

This program is designed for educators who want to learn more about public media—video, film, television, radio, music recording and incarnations of these forms on the web—both how to make visual stories for teaching impact and how to help students tell their own stories. This program also featres a signature critical thinking unit on how to understand, analyze, present, and reinvent media with educational purpose and impact.

Students in the program will expand their visual storytelling skills in order to find their expressive voice and style, and/or better help their students with issues and ideas they care about. Because assumptions and education, identity, and difference are always visible in the media-making process, the program will also work with students on the assumptions they bring to the stories they tell. 

What will I do and experience as a Media & Education student?

Media and Education StudentsThe Media and Education experience is designed around the priorities, conveniences, and assets of practicing educators. We have built a program centered on your specific educational settings and needs. This is why this teaching- and learning-centered program principally takes place in your own educational settings.

The epicenter of the Media & Education experience is the development of a tightly-knit cohort. Students in the program will come from vastly different backgrounds, perspectives and talents, but share a passion and exciting curiosity for the convergence of imaginative possibilities between the fields of media and education.

They will explore together through extensive practical and intellectual exercises ranging from:

  • scintillating research projects
  • multi-media creations
  • thought-provoking films
  • tough and honest conversations in colloquia
  • interdisciplinary investigations and experiments

The four-part program is built around the school year of most primary and secondary schools.

What jobs does the program prepare students for?

  • Media Education: Students interested in high school media production or media literacy programs in a district, media literacy or media directors for foundations, producers and directors of educational media for public television, or community college professors in different fields who want to incorporate more media into their teaching.
  • Youth Development: Students interesting educational context outside of schools. This would include youth development communities and youth media organizations and potential positions with after-school programs, libraries, social service agencies and nonprofits.
  • Multimedia Educational Curriculum Development: Students interested in curriculum development positions in publishing, the cable industry, MTV University or public television.
  • Leadership in the Field: The master’s program will propel some students to move on to doctoral studies and further research in the academy.

View the CAS in Media & Education Brochure

Program Contacts

Jeffery Mangram
Program Coordinator

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