Seton Hall University
College of Education and Human Services
Graduate Studies and Special Programs  

Educational Media Specialist Certification

Course Descriptions

EDST 6206                Software Evaluation                                                                                               3 credits
Principles of resource selection, including pedagogical considerations, policy statements, selection tools, formats, community factors, and curriculum needs are examined. Copyright, ethical and legal issues, purchasing, licensing agreements, and network considerations are included. Students examine a wide variety of resources appropriate for K-12 students.

  EDST 6210                Microcomputing I                                                                                                  3 credits
Introduction to computers and computing, problem solving, hardware and software, end user issues, and ethical and societal concerns. Strong emphasis on performance-based learning using Microsoft Office applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Email and Internet applications and skills are advanced.

EDST 6212                Microcomputing II                                                                                                    3 credits
Advanced Microsoft Office applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations are explored in depth. Database applications using Access and web page development tools are introduced. Computing skills applied to academic and occupational projects. Emerging technologies are explored and discussed

EDST 6214                Web Page Technologies                                                                                        3 credits
Design, create, and publish a Web site using Microsoft Front Page. Learn the tools and methodology necessary to create a content-rich Web site and portal, develop a professional portfolio online, effective ways to link the vast resources of the Internet to learning, becoming an E-Commerce entrepreneur, the information and critically evaluate a Web page, strategies for effective use of the Internet, and the social, legal, and ethical considerations of Internet use.

EDST 6216                Electronic Research Technologies                                                                    3 credits
Advanced electronic research using computer-based and Internet accessible tools. Find, evaluate and assemble the best information for individual research interests and workplace needs. Develop research skills and information discrimination techniques using electronic resources. Includes research methodology, bibliography development, search strategies, electronic reference materials, online newspapers and periodicals, email, listservs, and newsgroups.  

EDST 6213                Access Database Application Development                                                    3 credits
Using Microsoft Access, learn to manage information using a computerized database. Gain the knowledge and expertise to develop simple to complex queries, data entry forms, and reports using integrated databases. Design the structure of a database, manipulate, sort, analyze, and effectively display data quickly and efficiently.   

EDST 6301                Literature for Children and Adolescents                                                           3 credits
Evaluating, selecting, and using literature in print and electronic formats with children and adolescents.  Emphasis on strategies for motivating children to read and integrating literature throughout the curriculum.  

EDST 6304                Production of Instructional Resources I                                                           3 credits
Design and development of a variety of computer-based and print resources to be used in a training or instructional setting. Preparation of materials is integrated with instructional design, lesson and unit planning, and the development of effective learning experiences.

EDST 6305                Production of Instructional Resources II                                                          3 credits
Advanced design and development of a variety of computer-based and print resources to be used in a training or instructional setting. Preparation of materials is integrated with instructional design, lesson and unit planning, and the development of effective learning experiences.

EDST 6306                Instructional Systems Design                                                                              3 credits
Using a systematic approach, students will design, develop, evaluate and revise instruction to meet defined goals and objectives.  Contemporary theories of learning become the framework and catalyst for the design process.  

EDST 6307                Integrating Curriculum and Technology                                                           3 credits
Designed for educators, media specialists, and trainers who want to integrate "good practice" with a technology-based curriculum. A broad range of computer-supported learning tools and new and emerging technologies are explored through an interactive approach to develop programs that support the curriculum and provide effective learning experiences.  

EDST 6308                Organizing and Administering Educational Media Centers                         3 credits
Explores the philosophy and role of the school library media program and the media specialist in promoting teaching and learning. Includes practical applications and research in the organization and operation of the library media center, budget preparation, grants, meeting needs of special clients, public relations, planning, standards for good service, national, regional and state guidelines and standards, management theories, policy development.

EDST 6310                Practicum in Educational Media Services                                                            3 credits
This graduate level internship involves a minimum of 150 clock hours working at an approved school/media center under supervision of a certified media specialist and college supervisor.  This practicum involves observation and participation in all important aspects of school library administration, including selection and organization of materials; references and bibliographic services; curriculum development; and techniques of teaching library media skills.

EDST 6314                Multimedia Technologies                                                                                      3 credits
The use of a computer to present and combine text, graphics, audio, and video with links and tools to create learning packages, assessment tools, presentations, and stand-alone training. Focus is on good multimedia design, scripting, use of audio and video tools, the Internet as a delivery tool, and computer-based training usingHyper Studio.  

EDST 6315                Technical Processes for Educational Media Resources                              3 credits
An analysis of the theory of classification and information systems, techniques for print and non-print cataloging with emphasis on Dewey Decimal, Library of Congress, Sears and Anglo-American Rules, practical application utilizing automated resources, and a survey of developments in information retrieval and other library applications of modern procedures in acquisition, circulation, management and periodical control. Course content stresses instruction and applies practice in descriptive cataloging and assignment of subject headings for school library media centers.   

EDST 6345        Distance Education: Developing Televised and Virtual Courses                      3 credits
Explore interactive television and the Internet as delivery systems for learning that integrate a variety of technologies. Learn how to design, create, administer, and deliver instruction and training via interactive television and how to develop a virtual course for delivery on the Internet.

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