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Certificate of Advanced Study in Media & Education

The CAS degree is designed for educators who want to learn more about public media—video, film, television, radio, music recording and incarnations of these forms on the web—both how to make media in order to tell stories (or to help their students tell stories) and how to analyze them to incorporate into their pedagogy. Students in the program will learn to increase their visual storytelling skills in order to make films about or help their students document their lives and the issues they care about. Because assumptions about education, identity and difference are always visible in the documentary process, the program will also work with students on the assumptions they bring to the filmmaking process.

What will I do and experience as a Media & Education student?

Media and Education StudentsThe epicenter of the Media & Education experience is the development of a tightly-knit cohort. Students in the program will come from vastly different backgrounds, perspectives and talents, but share a passion and exciting curiosity for the convergence of imaginative possibilities between the fields of media and education.

They will explore together through extensive practical and intellectual exercises ranging from:

  • scintillating research projects
  • multi-media creations
  • thought-provoking films
  • tough and honest conversations in colloquia
  • interdisciplinary investigations and experiments

What jobs does the program prepare students for?

  • Media Education: Students interested in high school media production or media literacy programs in a district, media literacy or media directors for foundations, producers and directors of educational media for public television, or community college professors in different fields who want to incorporate more media into their teaching.
  • Youth Development: Students interesting educational context outside of schools. This would include youth development communities and youth media organizations and potential positions with after-school programs, libraries, social service agencies and nonprofits.
  • Multimedia Educational Curriculum Development: Students interested in curriculum development positions in publishing, the cable industry, MTV University or public television.
  • Leadership in the Field: The master’s program will propel some students to move on to doctoral studies and further research in the academy.

Program Contacts

Jeffery Mangram
School of Education Program Coordinator

Michael Schoonmaker
Newhouse School Program Coordinator

Ready to apply?

Syracuse University Graduate School Application