The 18-hour, online New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives Certificate is designed to develop the intellectual, technical and aesthetic skills to successfully create, utilize and critique traditional, emerging and converging new media, technologies and literacies as they relate to individuals, societies and cultures.
Emphasis is placed on an investigation of the production, form, language and dissemination of a variety of texts, including print, non-print and evolving media forms (e.g., web-based media, augmented reality, etc.). Emphasis is also placed upon the analysis of new media in light of educational, cultural and social forces from both local and global perspectives.
This certificate does not lead to North Carolina Licensure. It is ideal for those who want the content but already have a master’s degree. It also allows students to preview Appalachian’s Master of Arts in Educational Media degree program.
Required Entrance Exam: None
Required number of references to specify in the online form: None
Supplemental Information: Resume (Required upload for application submission)
Graduates are working at these and other employers:
- Healthcare industries
- Business and industry
- K-12 schools and central offices
- Community colleges (instructors, support personnel, administrators)
- Universities (instructors, support personnel, administrators)
- Communications industries
- For-profit education companies
- Non-profit organizations
- Spring: 11/1
- Summer Session 1: 4/1
- Summer Session 2: x
- Fall: 7/1
*See full deadline information below under Application Essentials.
- Appalachian is among only a few institutions emphasizing media literacies.
- The program uses a hybrid of delivery systems, including 3D virtual worlds.
- You will learn from faculty in Appalachian’s renowned Reich College of Education who are experts in teaching and learning.
- All graduate programs at Appalachian have small class sizes, providing intimate classroom interaction.
- The School of Graduate Studies offers scholarships, fellowships and assistantships to support eligible, full-time, degree-seeking students.
Method of Delivery
- Instructional Designer
- Instructional Technology Specialist
- Distance Education Manager/Supervisor
- Director of Instructional Technology or Distance Education
- Educational/Training Specialist
- Social Media Manager
- Web Designer
- CMS/LMS Manager
- Instructional Support Specialist
- Graphic Artist
- Video Developer
- Media Manager
- Online Specialist/Manager
- Media Manager/Specialist
- Media Developer
- Global Learning Specialist
- Computer Educator
- Curriculum Specialist
Dr. Amy Cheney