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Media & Education, C.A.S.

The C.A.S. program in Media and Education provides educators with the knowledge and skills to understand, analyze, present, and reinvent media for their students with educational purpose and intent.

This program is a first of its kind collaboration between the School of Education, The Department of Teaching and Leadership, and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, combining the resources, faculty, and legacies of both renowned Schools.

The program includes both in-person, residential experiences at Syracuse University, and online coursework completed from anywhere during the school year. Students enter the program with 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. Together, you will explore through extensive practical and intellectual exercises including research projects, hands-on multimedia creations, and interdisciplinary investigations and experiments.

While this C.A.S. does not lead to New York State teacher certification, it can help current teachers develop deeper understandings of how to use media in the classroom, teach media literacy and media skills, and have students in their classrooms tell their own stories through media. Graduates also move into other roles in:

  • Media Education: high school media production or media literacy programs in a district, media directors for foundations, producers educational media for public television, or community college professors who want to incorporate more media into their teaching.
  • Youth Development: educational context outside of schools including youth media organizations, after-school programs, libraries, social service agencies and nonprofits.
  • Multimedia Educational Curriculum Development: 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.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit the Gainful Employment website.

Program Contacts

Jeffery Mangram, Associate Professor
jamangra@syr.edu|315.443.3293
Jeffery Mangram
Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
smiglior@syr.edu|315.443.2505