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Media and Education

Media and Education Certificate Program Experience

The media and education certificate program is a four-part program built around the standard primary and secondary school year in order to be most convenient for practicing educators, with most coursework taking place in individual educational settings. 

Part 1: Syracuse Summer Institute (first 2 weeks following July 4 holiday)

The focus of the Summer Institute is to strengthen and integrate the foundations of storytelling and critical thinking as they relate to the convergence of media and education. In this two-week residency session, students engage in intensive, face-to-face courses, lab work and screenings. Students will also work on their final projects, which they will deliver digitally after they return home. 

Parts 2 and 3: Practicum, Project Development & Project Production (Sept.-May, online)

Following the Summer Institute, students return to their own educational settings to begin the applied practice phase of the certificate program, allowing them to connect their studies to the everyday practices of your educational environment.

Part 4: Syracuse Summer Institute 2 (first week following July 4 holiday)

Students return to Syracuse for a one-week conference culminating in the presentation of their final projects for public review. Students will receive constructive feedback from their educational peers, professors and visiting educators; understand what constitutes effective educational media; improve and polish existing skills and knowledge of the media production process through rigorous review and revision; and generate educational media with measureable impact.

Certificates will be awarded in a closing ceremony.

For more information about required courses and other curricular details, see the Syracuse University Course Catalog.