Wilkes University

Instructional Media

The instructional media master's degree shows teachers the most effective ways to integrate digital media tools into their classroom.

Discovery Education

Transform your teaching

Our goal is to give teachers like you the tools needed to thrive in the 21st century classroom. 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.

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

Nationally known educational leaders, including Kathy Schrock, Lance Rougeux, and Steve Dembo, 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.

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.

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

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.

STEM Letter of Endorsement

Admission requirements

You must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. In addition, please submit:

  • An online application
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Two completed Graduate Recommendation Forms
Registering for class

Once you've completed the online application, you can register for Wilkes courses. View our registration guidelines or contact Tori Reigle at 570-408-4311 or tori.reigle@wilkes.edu for more information.

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.