Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Educational Technology and Learning (MAELET) and the Preliminary Administrative Services Internship Credential (PASC), Tier I program is intended to meet the needs of school districts that wish to hire administrators with a strong technology background. The program is designed to produce graduates that understand the 21st century learner and the different technologies and strategies that meet their needs.

APU is a Christian institution and students will complete much of their study through a Christian world-view in order to gain and maintain a firm ethical and moral grounding. Students can complete the entirety of the program online, without having to make sacrifices or changes at their place of work. As this program uses a cohort format, students move forward through the courses with the same group of student peers.

The internship aspect of this program is convenient to school districts, allowing them to employ students that have not yet filled all credential requirements. After receiving an offer for employment, candidates may be able to immediately earn internship credential. After a student has completed PASC Tier I requirements, they have five years to complete the requirements for Tier II.

Once enrolled in this program, students are required to earn 45 credits in order to complete it. Approximately 36 of these credits come from the Educational Leadership core, while nine go towards the emphasis in Educational Technology and Learning. On average, this program may be completed in an 18-24 month period. Courses in the curriculum include Educational Leadership and Change, Policy and Politics of Educational Leadership, and Evolving Educational Technologies, as well as a five-credit Leadership Performance Assessment at the end of the program.

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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).

    Requirements

    Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum 3.0 GPA.  A CTC is required if you are pursuing a Tier 1 credential.

    Restrictions

    PASC credentials for CA only

    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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