Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Educational Technology and Learning Degree from Azusa Pacific University is designed for students who wish to become instructors capable of effectively incorporating technology into their classrooms. APU is dedicated to producing graduates that are able to meet the demand of administrators and teachers who understand 21st century learning and can incorporate technology to meet those needs. APU is a Christian university and the coursework in this program is intended to work with distinct tenets of the Christian faith. Students will learn from a faculty who places emphasis on turning theory into application. 

This program is build on six standards set by the CPSEL: Students may be able to create a shared version of learning that maintains high student achievement, create and sustain a culture of teaching and learning, and understand the complexities and necessities of hiring and training employees. Graduates should also be able to work with diverse families and communities, enhance their own personal ethics and leadership capacity, and understand the importance of political, social, economic, legal, and cultural contexts and relativity.

To complete this program, students must earn a total of 45 graduate-level credits. The coursework is the same as the general MA in Educational Leadership program, but with a nine-credit emphasis added. The emphasis includes Digital Video in the Classroom, Evolving Educational Technologies, and Learning in the 21st Century courses, each of which focuses on incorporating technology into classroom instruction. Students must also complete the five-credit Leadership Performance Assessment.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

    Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the School of Education receives accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), making APU one of only three private schools in California with this distinction. Further, the credential programs are accredited by California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).


    Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    School Overview

    University College of Azusa Pacific University supports a wide range of distance education programs, including master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees, and post-graduate certificates. University College (also known as Azusa Pacific University College) is a result to the merger of Azusa Pacific Online University and the School of Adult and Professional Studies. University College is a four-year, primarily associate’s, private not-for-profit school, with its main location in Glendora, California. Azusa Pacific University approved the formation of this independent institution with an intended goal of providing more flexible learning options for nontraditional students, including online and evening class sessions. Following the Christian-centered principles of Azusa Pacific University, University College’s purpose statement is: “We create for people a new hope for the future by investing in lives through learning pathways that are Christ-centered, flexible, and accessible.”

    Azusa Pacific University, the parent school of University College, is a four-year, private Christian-based higher educational institution, located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, California. The institution first opened in 1899, as the Training School for Christian Workers. The school has continued to grow and now operates as one of the largest Christian universities within the United States. Azusa Pacific University supports over 100 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.

    University College follows a trimester calendar with year-round classes that offer accelerated programming. Each traditional 16-week semester is divided into two 8-week sessions allowing for greater flexibility. Online coursework is asynchronous and hosted on the Moodle learning management platform.


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