Brandman University

16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618

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Student teachers interested in acquiring the advanced education concentration in instructional technology may be eligible to take Brandman University’s online and on campus Master of Arts in Education degree program with a focus on Instructional Technology, Leadership and Instructional Design. The Masters program is ideal for teachers already practicing in the K-12 system and who wish to gain the deeper understanding of instructional technology to pursue future careers in school districts as software designers, programmers or educators able to use computers as a primary tool for teaching.

The 30 credit MAE program is comprised of core education courses, combined with the 12 credits allocated for the Instructional Technology, Leadership and Instructional Design focus. Student teachers must complete the focus courses, delving in topics of the digital age of teaching and learning, curriculum design, leadership, and social implications of educational technology. The MAE program culminates with the graduate students demonstration of a cognitive understanding and application of learned theories in a final Instructional Design capstone course.

The growing focus of introducing K-12 students to technology education should prepare students for successful entry into competitive working future aspirations. Technology teachers blend technology-based courses into a student’s traditional academic curriculum. Student teachers pursuing the MAE in with an emphasis in technology should be able to ensure the latest technology and teaching methods are utilized when teaching.

Earning the higher education degree in technology education may also expand on the understandings of the communication, construction and manufacturing of mechanical and computer generated projects. Student teachers may use the MAE degree to supplement the core education program with practicums, ensuring real-world experience working with materials, processes, energy systems, robots, and computers integral to the modern technology industry.

Technology teachers, just as general education teachers, must obtain teaching licenses and or certification, in their home state, as well as complete practicums and internships before teaching individual classes. Graduates must complete required minimums for local and national regulations in addition to meeting standards from private and public school systems.

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    Potential MA students should satisfy one of the four admission requirements set forth by the University.

    Various requirements for teaching in the state of California.

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    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

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