The Journalism Education graduate certificate is a four-course, fully online pathway to understanding the fundamentals of post-secondary/high school journalism education, from coaching students on media literacy and the role of journalism in a democratic society to advocating for their First Amendment rights. For high school teachers, it’s a potential pathway to school districts’ continuing education requirements.
New in Fall 2023, the Journalism Education Graduate Certificate at Kent State University is offered entirely online. In as little as two semesters, you can complete the program, and feel confident you understand the fundamentals of journalism education, from coaching students on media literacy and news to advocating for their First Amendment rights.
To learn more about the Journalism Education certificate, please contact JNED@kent.edu
Who is this program for?
- High School Teachers who are currently teaching journalism/yearbook classes or advising student media who want to earn additional certification
- Media Professionals who wish to take graduate coursework so they can teach in a post-secondary setting
- Anyone with a bachelor’s degree seeking further education and professional development at the intersection of media content and journalism training
This graduate certificate program is comprised of four classes (12 credit-hours), offering a quick pathway to school districts’ continuing education requirements or incentives for current teachers. It can also be a pathway to the full Master of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.