Media Literacy Education: post-graduate programs, under-grad courses, catechist specialization certificate programs online & onsite


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Catechist Specialization in Media Literacy Programs

The Pauline Center for Media Studies offers an intensive one-week program each summer, as well as a ten-month program each year (meeting one day a month)  for catechists, youth ministers, clergy, religious, and pastoral ministers. Students can earn an advanced certificate in media literacy that is, at the time of publication, recognized by some California dioceses as a catechist specialization. and

The University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community of Faith Formation , in partnership with the Pauline Center for Media Studies, offers an online Certificate in Media Literacy program based on the content and methodology used in Our Media World: Teaching Kids K-8 about Faith and Media (Pauline Books & Media, 2010) and Media Mindfulness: Educating Teens about Faith and Media (St. Mary’s Press, 2007).

Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunities in Media Literacy in the United States

The following educational institutions in the United States offer media literacy education programs that range from undergraduate courses, to certificate programs, graduate courses and a masters degree.  Visit the school’s website or search online for links to programs.

  • Appalachian State University, Boone NC (masters; certificate)
  • Ithica College, Ithica, NY (summer institute/staff development)
  • Loyola University, Baltimore, MD (courses in teacher education)
  • Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA (courses in communications department
  • Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut (inter-disciplinary graduate course; annual conference)
  • Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (certificate program)
  • St. Peter’s College, Jersey City (undergrad courses in the Department of Communications)
  • Teachers’ College Columbia University (annual conference/course)
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (summer institute; courses)
  • Webster University, St. Louis, MO (courses; masters in communication specialization) 
  • Western Oregon University (undergraduate course and graduate courses)

For more programs visit the Independent Film Channel’s website:

Professional development opportunities in media literacy in Canada is offered by the Media Awareness Network online in both English and French.

International programs can usually be found by doing an online search for media literacy education +  name of the country.


  1. That is really great educational info…

  2. Can student from Asia joint this program? thanks for information

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