Digital Learning Specialist (MED)

Program Coordinator: Dr. Pamela Harland, EdD
E-mailpcharland@plymouth.edu

Professional organizations across the country have repeatedly emphasized the importance of technology in the classroom for both educators and students. As a result, the New Hampshire Department of Education has created standards for Digital Learning Specialist certification. The Digital Learning Specialist program prepares educators to use digital resources 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) competency standards as well as the competencies for New Hampshire certification for Digital Learning Specialists.

PSU also offers students a dual certification option in this area. This program enables students to earn Digital Learning Specialist K–12 Certification and Library Media Specialist K–12 Certification. See information about this program in the MEd in Library Media chapter of the catalog.

Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE). Teacher candidates can find the latest NHDOE standards at education.nh.gov/index.htm.

Optional Concentrations in this Major

Digital Learning Specialist MEd, Non-Certification

Course Title Credits
Master's Core Component
ED 5000Social Behavior in a Diverse Society3
IN 5400Imagination, Creativity and Innovation3
ED 5030Research Design3
or AD 5030 Research Design for the Professions
Education Component
ED 5060Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development3
ED 5270Foundations of Teaching3
SE 5581Technology for Diverse Learners3
Specialization Component
LM/CE 5010Leadership & Management3
LM/CE 5040Technology & Innovation3
CE 5120Digital Learning in K-12 Schools3
CE 5140Electronic Portfolio Development and Assessment3
Capstone Experience
ED 6900Graduate Capstone Project3
Total Credits33

Digital Learning Specialist MEd, K–12 Certification

Course Title Credits
Master's Core Component
ED 5000Social Behavior in a Diverse Society3
IN 5400Imagination, Creativity and Innovation3
ED 5030Research Design3
or AD 5030 Research Design for the Professions
Education Component
ED 5060Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development3
ED 5270Foundations of Teaching3
SE 5581Technology for Diverse Learners3
Specialization Component
LM/CE 5010Leadership & Management3
LM/CE 5040Technology & Innovation3
CE 5120Digital Learning in K-12 Schools3
CE 5140Electronic Portfolio Development and Assessment3
Capstone Experience
CE 5960Digital Learning Specialist Teaching Internship3-9
Total Credits33-39

Digital Learning Specialist, K–12 Certification Only

Course Title Credits
Education Component
ED 5060Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development3
ED 5270Foundations of Teaching3
SE 5581Technology for Diverse Learners3
Specialization Component
LM/CE 5010Leadership & Management3
LM/CE 5040Technology & Innovation3
CE 5120Digital Learning in K-12 Schools3
CE 5140Electronic Portfolio Development and Assessment3
Capstone Experience
CE 5960Digital Learning Specialist Teaching Internship3-9
Total Credits24-30