Digital Learning Specialist
Master of Education
The Digital Learning Specialist K–12 Certification concentration prepares educators to use computers and related technologies to improve their ability to integrate technology into their curriculum and classroom, while simultaneously enhancing the educator’s professional growth and productivity. This concentration is designed around International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) basic competency standards in educational computing and technology literacy, as well as the competencies for New Hampshire certification for Digital Learning Specialist.
- MEd in Digital Learning Specialist, non-certification
- MEd in Digital Learning Specialist, K-12 Certification
- Digital Learning Specialist, K-12 Certification Only
Summer & Fall Registration Opens April 13
Preview course schedule starting April 3
Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!
Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Browse and Register for Courses” option on the left side. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.
Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.
New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to email@example.com or faxed to 603-535-2724.
Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.
- Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity by: Use of knowledge of digital tools and technology applications to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments: Collaborate with other educators within the school and district to promote creative thinking and inventiveness using digital tools to engage students in real-world problem solving and learning: Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual understanding: Model collaborative knowledge construction to create more engaging learning experiences.
- Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments by: Design and implement digitally-based learning experiences with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments: Manage digital portfolio processes and procedures as specified in Minimum Standards for School Approval, Ed 306.42, Information and Communication Technologies Programs: Collaborate with other educators within the school and district to incorporate contemporary digital tools and resources to maximize content learning in context: Model the use of adaptive technologies and other digital resources to personalize and differentiate learning activities for every student.
- Model digital age work and learning by: Manage and integrate all available and emerging digital tools within the school community: Provide instruction in and promote the use of digital tools for teaching, collaboration and communication with students, parents, peers and community members: Illustrate how state and national standards are implemented within the curriculum.
- Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility by: Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of safe, ethical and legal practices related to digital information and technology, including, but not limited to respect for copyright and intellectual property and practices relating to the appropriate documentation of sources: Provide instruction and modeling to the school community regarding digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information; Promote and use digital tools and assistive technologies that provide equitable access for all school community members: Facilitate access to digital-age resources which promote cross-cultural awareness and connections.
- Engage in professional growth and leadership by: Promote and demonstrate effective use of digital tools and resources: Evaluate, adapt and reflect on emerging tools and trends by participating in local and global learning communities and by reviewing current research and professional literature: Demonstrate the role of digital media literacies to best equip young people to succeed in a globally interconnected, multicultural world: Participate in developing policies, procedures and budgets concerning digital resources: Provide collaborative leadership to colleagues at all position levels.
“How much will my graduate program cost?” and “How will I pay for it?” are two of the most common questions asked when considering continuing your education. Here is some basic information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships and Graduate Assistant opportunities. We encourage you to click the links on this page for additional information and resources.
We would be happy to provide you with more information about our graduate programs – here are a few ways to learn more!
INQUIRE – Complete a brief inquiry form and we will connect you with the program coordinator and provide you with additional information about the curriculum, admission requirements, faculty information, and more.
VISIT – We hold information sessions and campus visits throughout the year, or we can schedule an in-person advising appointment – come check out our beautiful campus in Plymouth, NH
CHAT – We would be happy to chat with you – just submit a question to one of our admissions advisors.
Want an answer right away? Give us a call – the Admissions Office is open Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:30pm at 603-535-2237 or 800-FOR-GRAD.
Graduate Admission Team – Whether you are just graduating with your bachelor’s degree or have been out of school for a while, we are here to help guide you through the application process, assist in getting you registered for your first semester of classes, and provide you with “next steps, information, and resources on campus.
Program Coordinator/Advisor – Once you have been admitted into a graduate program, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will be your go-to person for class scheduling, program and/or curriculum questions, and academic guidance.
- Dr. Pam Harland, 603-535-3097 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the Registrar – can assist with course registration, transcript requests and degree conferral information
Student Account Services – please contact them with questions regarding your bill, employer reimbursement, or financial holds on your account.
Financial Aid Office – is here to assist financial aid, student loans, or other financial related questions.
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Digital Learning Specialist classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.