Journalism Education

If you are interested in teaching journalism in grades K-12 then a focus in journalism education is for you. Journalism educators teach classes in journalism and often are the advisors for the school newspaper, magazine or yearbook. As a future teacher, you will help students learn how to find and gather information, write, visualize data and think and act ethically.

In Michigan, journalism teachers belong to MIPA, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, where students attend journalism conferences and participate in summer camps at MSU.

The following courses focus on Journalism Education, in addition to those in the core:

  • JRN 206 (3 credits) Video Journalism
  • JRN 310 (3 credits) Photojournalism
  • JRN 336 (3 credits) Design for Media

Questions about this focus area? Schedule an appointment with your advisor.