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Instructional Media

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Discovery EducationOnline Master's Degree in Instructional Media

The online master's degree in Instructional Media is a joint effort of Wilkes University and Discovery Education, proven leaders in digital technology for educators. This 30-credit program prepares teachers to engage today’s students in learning through digital media. It will train you to become a specialist who can effectively blend academic rigor with the latest technology, from video to Web 2.0 to virtual field trips.

The course of study couples advanced online resources and delivery methods with the very best in instructional media, content and training. Nationally known educational leaders, including Kathy Schrock, are helping to shape the course content.

The program consists of 21 credits of foundation and general pedagogy courses and 9 credits of electives.
This degree is not affiliated with the PA Instructional Technology Specialist Certification and does not fulfill the requirements for any additional teacher certification area.

Foundations and pedagogy courses (21 credits)

  • EDIM 501 Cognition and Technology: Aligning Brain-based Research and Technology Integration (3 credits)
  • EDIM 502 Project-based Learning (3 credits)
  • EDIM 503 Differentiation Supported by Technology (3 credits)
  • EDIM 504 Digital Storytelling (3 credits)
  • EDIM 507 Globalization and Advocacy - previously titled Using Technology to Support Creativity (3 credits)
  • EDIM 508 Digital Media in the Classroom (3 credits)
  • ED 520 Using Assessment to Guide Instruction (3 credits)

Elective courses (choose 9 credits)

  • EDIM 510 Web 2.0 Impacting Learning Environments (3 credits)
  • EDIM 511 Portable Video Production and Application (3 credits)
  • EDIM 513 Inquiry-based Learning (3 credits)
  • EDIM 514 Internet Tools for Teaching (3 credits)
  • EDIM 515 BYOD: Mobile Learning in Education (3 credits)
  • EDIM 516 Sustaining Digital Literacy (3 credits)
  • ED 5083 Common Core Standards in Practice
  • ED 587 Technology Leadership (3 credits)
  • ED 569  Teaching Diverse Learners Using Inclusive Classroom Practices (3 credits)
All classes will run in a seven-week format with two sessions offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Discovery Education EDGE

Introducing the Discovery Education EDGE. EDGE is a 12-credit letter of endorsement program that provides a quick pathway to expertise in emerging technologies. By combining a forward thinking curriculum with existing and proven pedagogy, all under the guidance of an established leader in digital instruction, this program will prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing, digital classroom. Learn more by clicking here.


To help keep track of the program requirements...
you can download a pdf-formatted Instructional Media Checklist. If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to open this document you can download  a free one from the company's website.

Request More Information
Interested students should complete the online form to request additional information as it becomes available. Applications are currently being accepted.

To Apply
Complete the Online Application

If you have never applied to a Wilkes University graduate program you will be required to submit a $35 application(non-refundable) .

To be accepted you must mail the following additional documents:

    * Official transcripts from any undergraduate institutions you attended
    * Two completed Graduate Recommendation Forms

Teacher certification is not required.

Upon completion of the online application you will be given a Wilkes Identification Number (WIN) and other information that will allow you to log into the Wilkes Portal.

Be sure to make note of your WIN and other important information.

The Portal gives students the ability to register for courses online, view and print grades and unofficial transcripts, make use of the online library services and see other information that is pertinent to Wilkes University graduate students.

Registration closes one week prior to the start of each session.

You can always log into the Wilkes University Portal.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Communications revolutionized television with the Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the #1 non-fiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based instructional resources and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education services. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.



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