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Media and Digital Literacy

ONLINE WWU Media and Digital Literacy Certificate

Now more than ever, teachers need to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that new literacies in the classroom require.  The Media and Digital Literacy Certificate is for teachers and educators who want to learn how to implement new literacy practices in their school community, regardless of grade level or content area.

Learn to:

  • Teach more effectively in a 1:1 environment
  • Consume and produce digital media in all content areas
  • Create digital content for your classes
  • Be a tech leader in your school and community


Potential Outcomes:

  • Prepare technology integrated lessons
  • Produce a variety of digital media for your students (videos, memes, podcasts, etc.)
  • Develop a line of inquiry, curate resources, and create a multimedia presentation
  • Develop a technology integrated advocacy project


Online Course sequence:

  • Starting Summer 2020: Introduction to Emerging Technologies – 4 Credits
    • Summer session 2020 will run June 23rd-July 31st. It will be mostly asynchronous with a few synchronous sessions.
  • Fall: Reading/Consuming information in a Digital Environment – 4 Credits
  • Winter: Writing/Producing in a Digital Environment –  4 Credits
  • Spring: Leading and Learning with Technology– 4 Credits


Bonus: All 16 credits from this certificate could transfer toward a Master’s in Language and Literacy.

How to apply: 

  • To apply, complete the online application. Check the "media and digital literacy" option in the dropdown. 


Tuition and Fees:

  • WWU tuition and fees can be found on the Student Business Office Page, but tuition for summer session is approximately $338/credit for Washington residents.