Instructional Technologies & Digital Media Literacy (IT&DML) Program, Postgraduate Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    22248 USD/module
    Tuition fee
    824 USD/module
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
, CT,
UNH's Sixth Year Certificate in Instructional Technologies & Digital Media Literacy (IT&DML) program is designed for licensed teachers in the state of CT who understand that 21st Century teachers must embrace and utilize the technological, cultural, and sociological changes that undergird a differently-connected society.


This is primarily for educators that want to advance in their careers but do not wish to leave active teaching at the P-12 level. The program is specifically designed to prepare these teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to effectively and authentically embed instructional technologies into all content areas, for all students.

The Sixth-Year Certificate in Instructional Technologies & Digital Media Literacy is designed to serve practicing teachers who hold master’s degrees and K-12 certification in Connecticut or similar certification in a different state. The certificate program consists of a planned sequence of 36 credits. Thirty of these credits are required of all candidates; the final 6 credits are a Digital or Online Portfolio, designed to be an exit requirement. Students’ choices for coursework are limited because the specialized nature of the knowledge bases to which the students will be exposed and that they will be expected to execute demands that they develop a highly-structured, sequential knowledge base in a short amount of time. The program is designed to be taken in sequence and be completed in one calendar year.

Programme Structure

Required Courses:

  • EDUC 7710 - Foundations in Media Literacy
  • EDUC 7714 - Media, Technology and Learning Across the Curriculum
  • EDUC 7716 - Global Literacy in the Twenty-First Century
  • EDUC 7718 - Critical Literacy Praxis
  • EDUC 7720 - Central Issues in Research in New Literacies
  • EDUC 7722 - Distance Learning
  • EDUC 7724 - Adaptive Technologies for the Inclusive Classroom
  • EDUC 7726 - Current Issues in Technology and Education
  • EDUC 7730 - Digital Portfolio

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Classes are offered in three trimesters in the Fall, Spring, and Summer, with an abbreviated summer session.
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

In addition to the completed application form, the following materials are required and should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office:

  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended
To be considered official, transcripts must be stamped and sealed by the issuing institution. The University of New Haven can accept transcripts issued directly to the student if the transcripts are presented in a sealed envelope from the original institution.
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendations
Please note that recommendations should be from professional educators or colleagues who can attest to the applicant’s teaching or educational background and his/her suitability to this program.
  • Personal Statement
The IT&DML program is at the forefront of global initiatives in education and the effective use of technology in instruction. This program is designed for professionals working in all types of educational settings, who understand that twenty-first century teachers must embrace and utilize the technological, cultural, and sociological changes that will support a differently-connected society.
In your 1-2 page Personal Statement, please address:

1) your professional and/or life experience as it relates to the hallmarks of the Sixth Year IT&DML Certificate program;

2) your professional goals and how a degree from our program relates to those goals; 3) your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree at the University of New Haven.

Candidates must also meet the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally-accredited university
  • Satisfy one of the following:
    • hold, or be eligible to obtain, Connecticut teaching certification
    • Or be involved in a professional education or training capacity.

Any documentation that you mail to the University of New Haven should be sent to:

Graduate Admissions Office

University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Road

West Haven, CT 06516

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22248 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22248 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    824 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 824 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1,380 - 2,110 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are 3 types of loan programs for Graduate students:

  • Federal Direct Student Loan - A federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credits each trimester) to be considered for the Federal Student Loan.
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan - A credit based federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students may borrow up to theCost of Attendanceminus any financial aid the student is receiving. A credit-worthy endorser (co-signer) may be required by the lender. Students must first have their eligibility determined for the Federal Direct Student Loan before borrowing the Graduate PLUS loan.
  • Private Alternative Loans - These are private credit based loans where the student is the borrower and may require a credit worthy co-signer. Students should maximize their federal loan eligibility before applying for a private loan.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.