In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your journalism and media education degree.
About the Journalism and Media Education Degree
The digital age has transformed how we exchange information. With an endorsement in journalism and media, you’ll be able to train the next generation (grades 7-12) how to harness media for mass communication. Wayne State College offers extensive coursework in electronic and digital media. The former boundaries between print and electronic media have converged, and newspapers, radio, and television stations now provide multiplatform content via their websites and smartphone apps. You’ll learn journalistic writing and layout, video performance and production, voice training, and social media/marketing communications, along with the theoretical framework necessary for the future lesson plans.
Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
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Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.
In addition to choosing the journalism and media supplemental endorsement, you will also need to select one field endorsement or two subject endorsements to receive your B.A. or B.S.
For supplemental endorsement: 18
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120 minimum
Licensing and Certification: Wayne State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Nebraska. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Authorization may be required from them prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Learn more.
Our Focus is Results
Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.
- Teaching and instruction
- Classroom management and leadership
- Advanced news reporting and editing
- Interviewing and research
- Legal and ethical standards of journalism
- Multiplatform content creation
- Layout and design for publications
- Oral and written communication
- Professional standards and ethics
- Journalism/PR teacher
- Freelance writer
- Editorial writer
- Digital content specialist
- Scriptwriter or technical writer
- Critic or reviewer
Types of Employers
- Public or private schools
- Radio stations
- Marketing and PR firms
- Government agencies
- Non-profit organizations
Learn From the Best
Our faculty are accomplished, with 86% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.
Liz Viall, Ph.D.
Outside the Classroom
At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.
Clubs and Organizations
Communication arts workshops in radio and video will give you abundant firsthand experience in a wide range of multimedia content and help you build your portfolio to prepare yourself for a journalism career.
- Northeast Nebraska Teachers Academy (NENTA) - Develop your classroom skills and get paid at the same time as a subsitute art teacher during your junior year.
- Publications - Practice your skills in reporting, writing, editing, and photography for The Wayne Stater. You’ll also have the opportunity to compete for awards for your work in college journalism.
- Wildcat Spirit Short Film Festival – A special opportunity to showcase your filmmaking skills, meet other filmmakers in the region, and compete for prizes.
- Conferences and trips - You’ll get to travel to meetings throughout the state and attend national conferences in Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Kansas City.
- Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Before graduating with your degree to teach journalism and media, you will complete a semester of clinical practice in a school district chosen with the help of your advisor. During this semester, you’ll work closely with a teacher to gain classroom experience. Internships are not required in the art education program; however, Career Services is available to help students find employment opportunities.