Education - Digital Media, New Literacies and Learning

Fairmont State University

M.Ed. Online
12 months
16814 USD/year
16814 USD/year
7738 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Education - Digital Media, New Literacies and Learning program is to make education more powerful for all students by creating opportunities to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community. 


Education - Digital Media, New Literacies and Learning program  have changed the skills and competencies necessary for full participation in increasingly complex 21st Century life and workplace environments. To fully prepare K-12 students for these emerging realities, teachers need to engage their students in technology- and media-rich learning environments that provide experiences for building competencies in new digital literacy practices. This program prepares candidates to teach the 21st Century literacies and skills to succeed in the digital age. In this program candidates explore and create a range of digital media (educational software, curriculum materials, gaming, mobile computing, social networks, digital stories) and reflect on their applications to educational issues in different disciplines and core content areas.

Learning outcomes

The program is designed to allow educators in a variety of learning environments to become leaders and mentors in the use of digital media and technology to promote 21st Century literacies and skills. Professionals who would benefit from this M.Ed. include classroom teachers, teacher leaders, higher education faculty, library and media specialists, reading and writing specialists, special education professionals, school administrators, adult literacy, community education, teacher professional development providers,  instructional designers, education policy makers, entrepreneurs interested in developing educational products or services and individuals seeking to build school community partnerships.

Program graduates are prepared to:

  • Design technology-based media rich learning environments that support the learning of all students.
  • Apply learning and curriculum theories to assess the effectiveness of technology and media rich learning environments in creating meaningful and motivating learning experiences for learners.
  • Develop a broadened understanding of what it means to be literate that includes the reading and writing of multimodal texts as integral elements of social practices.
  • Identify barriers and solutions to change for a professional teaching/learning community attempting to adopt new technologies or practices
  • Use responsible practices that relate to creating and using digital media in learning environments such as with intellectual property law, confidentiality, privacy, and ethics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rights and Responsibilities in the New Media Age
  • Assessment in the New Media Age
  • Teaching in the New Media Age
  • Curriculum in the New Media Age

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for Graduate Admission, an applicant from abroad must satisfy the following requirements in addition to general admission requirements:

  • Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree. 
  • For graduate studies, the applicant must have achieved a minimum score of 550 (paper based)/79 (internet based) TOEFL score.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    16814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8407 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    7738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3869 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Education - Digital Media, New Literacies and Learning
Fairmont State University


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