Teaching with Technology in the 21st Century

The Digital Technology and Cultures B.A. with K-8 credentialing and ELL endorsement allows current paraprofessionals to gain valuable digital skills increase students’ digital literacy skills and proficiency with software.

Critical, Creative, and Communication Skills

Students in the program will study cutting-edge theory on what it means to be human in the digital world while sharpening such skills as research and Information retrieval, collaboration, oral and written communication, and critical and creative thinking,

Digital Skills

Students use a variety of digital tools (such as Python, Tableau, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, and Photoshop, to name a few) to explore and create in such areas as computational thinking, multimodal composition, social media, and data visualization. Students may also choose to combine the Web Development certificate with this major.

Portfolio-based Instruction

The Digital Cultures and Technology B.A. emphasizes experiential and project-based learning. All of our programs are focused on building portfolios of work in which students showcase their classwork and projects for future employers.

K-8 Certification with ELL Endorsement

Students with transferable A.A. may complete their B.A. in Digital Technology and Cultures. If you already have your B.A. from a regionally accredited school, a passing score on the state basic skills exam and at least one year of teaching experience, paraprofessionals may enroll in the certification program and gain an endorsement in ELL.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain key concepts in computing, technological modes of production, and information/data flow

  • Evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of research sources, digital tools, technologies, interfaces, and artifacts

  • Analyze media, technology, and digital artifacts using interdisciplinary theories and methods

  • Examine how technologically mediated identities reflect and transform cultural ideologies of gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, and social class

  • Design multimodal projects that demonstrate an engagement with and advocacy for social justice issues and are informed by digital rhetoric and an understanding of audience

  • Reflect upon their own work, roles, values, and identities related to digital culture