Media Literacy

Examine and research Media Literacy and the issues around technology in the classroom. The goal of this online, self-paced and self-focused course is to evaluate current research and define the aspects of media literacy that have the most potential to affect your students and help you apply what you've learned directly into your classroom.

Course Description

Have you wondered about the effects of the Internet, television, video games and other media on your students? This course gives you an opportunity to reflect on media’s influence and help your students understand media so that it is less likely to have a negative effect on them. As a participant, you will research issues related to media literacy and determine the best methods to integrate this concept into their lesson plans. Determine how to use media as an educational tool so that its persuasion helps children learn rather then choose negative attitudes and behaviors.

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Approximately 15 to 45 hours

Up to 6 months to complete coursework

Estimated Cost

$90 per credit

Up to 3 months to complete coursework

Ways to Learn



1 – 3 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |  Topic of Choice  |  Earn graduate level professional development credits

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to

  • Analyze current research related to media literacy
  • Identify the aspects of media literacy that have the most potential to affect students
  • Create a plan to integrate media literacy into your curriculum
  • Assess personal beliefs about media literacy

Course Topics:

  • Definition of Media Literacy
  • Media influence on students
  • Use of media in your classroom

Who Should Enroll?

  • PreK-12 teachers
  • Teacher candidates
  • School administrators
  • Para-educators    

Earn your credit in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Register online.

Step 2
Complete the course.

Step 3
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.


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