Educational Technology, M.A.
The Master of Arts in Educational Technology Degree from Azusa Pacific University is designed to instill students with the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate technology into education at a variety of levels. APU is a Christian university that maintains moral and ethical standards in its teachers, students, and instruction. Students may become effective administrators and teachers from the grounding of a Christian worldview.
In this program, students will study global learning, instructional design and development, and emerging trends in both technology and instructional techniques. Students will be instructed in how to best boost student participation, classroom connectivity, and learning outcomes through the use of technology. This program utilizes a cohort approach, meaning students move forwards through a sequenced curriculum with the same group of 15 peers with whom they began they program. Students are not required to be online at a certain time, but should plan to spend approximately six to ten hours a week completing assignments and participating in discussions.
In order to complete this program, students must earn a total of 36 credits from a prescribed sequence of classes. The sequence includes six terms, each containing two three-credit courses. Students must complete the classes in one term in order to move on to the next one. The average time it takes to go through the entire program is 15 months, though students can take more time, depending on scheduling and ability. Students cannot enroll in more than six credits per nine-week term and up to six credits are able to transferred in, should they gain approval. Courses include Emerging Trends in Technology, Digital Imagery for Learning Environments, and Instructional Design and Development.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
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).
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