Wilkes University

EDGE Letter of Endorsement

Give yourself an edge in the classroom. Earn the Discovery Education EDGE Letter of Endorsement.

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. It is offered in partnership with Discovery Education. Wilkes and Discovery Education also offer the master’s degree in Instructional Media.

Program highlights:

  • Affordable tuition
  • Convenient hybrid format
  • Completion in as little as two semesters
  • Free access to Discovery Education’s suite of digital services while enrolled
  • Courses designed by leading instructional technology experts including renowned educators Kathy Schrock and Dean Shareski

Whether you’re considering a master’s degree or have one and want to further your credentials, stay on the cutting edge of digital technology and instruction with the Discovery Education EDGE.

The program is conducted in a convenient hybrid format, blending face-to-face classes and online learning. Face-to-face classes will be held at Wilkes University, Mesa Center for Higher Education, 245 W. 2nd St.

Program Requirements
The program requires 12 credits, two required courses and two electives of your choosing.

Required courses (6 credits):
EDIM 515 BYOD: Mobile Learning in Education (3 credits)
EDIM 516: Sustaining Digital Literacy (3 credits)

Electives (choose two):
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)

Keep track of program requirements by downloading the EDGE Letter of Endorsement Checklist.

To be admitted to the program, you must submit the following items:

  • Completed online application with an nonrefundable $35 application fee (please select graduate-certificate/non-degree option on the application)
  • Official transcripts from any undergraduate institutions you attended
  • Two completed Graduate Recommendation Forms
  • Completed enrollment agreement

Master’s degree in Instructional Media
The master’s degree in Instructional Media is a joint effort of Wilkes University and Discovery Education. This 30-credit degree prepares teachers to engage today’s through digital media and education technology. It will train teachers to become specialists who can effectively blend academic rigor with the latest technology, from video to Web 2.0 to virtual field trips. Considering your master’s degree? Nine credits from the EDGE program can be applied to the M.S. in Instructional Media.

*The letter of endorsement is granted by Wilkes University and is not a state certificate.