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Media & Education

The Media & Education (M&E) Graduate Programs are a joint venture between the School of Education and the Newhouse School of Public Communications, combining faculty, resources and exceptional knowledge base of these two Syracuse University schools. These programs are the first and only program of their kind in the United States.

Note that the Media & Education programs are interdisciplinary academic programs and do not lead to teacher certification.

  • With an M.A. in Media and Education (one year of study, full time residency, 36 credits) students gain hands-on experience in a range of creative storytelling practices from conventional production techniques of film, television, radio and music industries, to the emerging digital media creation practices in online storytelling settings. The M&E Masters of Arts is designed for those students wishing to pursue full time advanced study in the converging fields of Media and Education.
  • The C.A.S in Media and Education (one year of study, part time study plus three weeks full residency, 15 credits) is designed for teachers in the field who will utilize their educational settings as a laboratory for their studies. Practicing teachers were consulted with the intent to make this course of study compatible for teachers’ schedules particularly those who could not take off extensive time from their work.

Although distinctly different paths of study, the M&E Master of Arts and the M&E Certificate of Advanced Study share the same foundational principles:

Our Media & Education programs:

  • Combine the craft and art of media storytelling, normally used for entertainment industry purposes, with goals of education.
  • Explore the frontiers surrounding visual storytelling and education.
  • Explore popular culture and media as an important terrain, which can be analyzed, shaped and employed for educational and social purposes.
  • Take an orientation toward media that will help students in the program develop an analysis of difference.
  • Provide a forum for multiple cultures and communities (such as education, NGOs, foundations and human service organizations) to tell their stories in ways meaningful to them and that serve their work.
  • Expand knowledge of and abilities in storytelling through practice and analysis.
  • Assume that the world, media, and education are multi-cultural, multi-racial and global.

Program Contacts

Jeffery Mangram
School of Education Program Coordinator
jamangra@syr.edu
315-443-3293

Michael Schoonmaker
Newhouse School Program Coordinator
msschoon@syr.edu
315-443-9240

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