Wilkes University

Instructional Media

Engage today's students using research-based, pedagogically proven instructional strategies that promote student-centered learning. Become an educational specialist who can effectively design learning environments that promote digital and global citizenship, collaboration, and multi-modal construction and demonstration of knowledge.

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Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Master's Degree Online 30

Why Study Instructional Media at Wilkes?

Designed and taught by leaders in the field of education technology, the Master of Science in Education with a major in Instructional Media combines the convenience of online learning with the expertise of Discovery Education and Wilkes. Wilkes offers the only master's degree in the Northeast coupling academic excellence from a recognized university with Discovery Education's proven expertise in digital resource integration.

The 30-credit, 10-course program couples advanced online and educational resources with the very best in instructional media, content and training.

Curriculum      Admission Requirements    Program Checklist

What Will You Learn as an Instructional Media Student?

  • You’ll learn how to create a student-centered learning environment that brings together the purposeful use of technology and research-based pedagogy.
  • You’ll have a strong foundation for applying instructional media best practices in the classroom. For electives, you can focus on project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, mobile devices for teaching and learning, or responsive digital leadership.
  • You’ll explore emerging strategies, resources, and methods that can support the needs of today’s digital learners.

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Program Highlights

Convenient Online Learning

The program is offered in a convenient online format. Courses are held in accelerated, seven-week sessions, meaning you can complete the degree in less than two years, all while focusing on one course at a time.

Learn From Leaders

Nationally known educational leaders, including Kathy Schrock and Lance Rougeux, have designed a curriculum that's truly meaningful for teachers. What you learn online can be applied to your own career the very next day.

Future Ready Courses

Through our partnership with Discovery Education, Wilkes offers a program that reimagines learning with digital content, identifies and applies technology to support creativity in the classroom, and empowers students for a technology-rich future.

Tuition & Aid

Graduate education tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $538 per credit, or $1,614 per course. Deferment is available for employers who reimburse tuition and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Careers & Outcomes

Students who earn a Master of Science in Education with a major in Instructional Media go on to achieve success in teaching or administrative positions in PK-12 environments.

Outside of school districts, graduates may also pursue research or instructional design positions in higher education, careers in educational technology or media companies, or working within government or nonprofit settings to reshape policies around instructional media.

Job Titles: Teacher, Instructional Designer, Instructional Media Specialist, STEM Specialist, STEM Coordinator,  Learning Strategies Specialist, Corporate Trainer, Educational Consultant

Pennsylvania STEM Letter of Endorsement

The master's degree includes the 12-credit letter of endorsement in STEM. Add on to your degree, or enroll in this stand-alone program to help your students thrive as you develop your STEM instructional practice. Approved by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education, the STEM letter of endorsement provides the tools teachers need to plan, design and incorporate STEM strategies into everyday learning. Upon successful completion, Pennsylvania educators can apply to add the STEM endorsement to their teaching certificate.

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