Media Literacy

In this course, you will evaluate current research in media literacy and define the aspects that have the most potential to affect your students.

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 than choose negative attitudes and behaviors.

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Approximately 15 to 45 hours

Up to 3 months to complete coursework

Estimated Tuition

$90 per credit

Ways to Learn



1 – 3 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Earn graduate-level professional development credits for salary advancement

Gain practical teaching strategies    |    Create a lesson plan to implement in your classroom

What is an independent study course?

This self-paced, online, project-based course provides educators with a framework for exploring a topic that allows teachers the freedom to choose their own focus and readings.

Upon successful completion 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
  • Use of media in your classroom
  • Media influence on students

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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What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.

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