Program Overview

California State University in Fullerton offers the Master of Science degree with a concentration in Educational Technology, which can be completed entirely through a virtual classroom, allowing students the flexibility to earn a valuable degree to pursue advanced career opportunities. 

The MS program focuses on introducing school aged children and young adults to technology education. The curriculum intends to prepare graduate students for successful entry into competitive educational establishments. Technology teachers blend technology-based courses into a student’s traditional academic curriculum. Student teachers pursuing the Education degree with an emphasis in technology should learn to comprehend the latest technology and teaching methods are being applied in curriculums.

Earning a higher degree in technology education will expand on the understandings of the communication, construction and manufacturing of mechanical and computer generated projects. Student teachers will supplement the core education program with a culminating final capstone courses, ensuring a full understanding of working with materials, processes, energy systems, robots, and computers integral to the modern technology industry. The program is comprised of core courses and technology courses. The courses cover topics of interest such as: Survey of Educational Research, Learning Theory, and Curriculum and Development.

Educational technology teachers, just as general education teachers, must obtain teaching licenses and or certification as well as complete practicums and/or 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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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    NCATE accredited


    Four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or GPA of 3.0 in last 60 units
    Teaching credential (preliminary or clear) or equivalent experience

    School Overview

    Number twelve: that describes the beginnings of California State University, Fullerton, in 1957, when the California Legislature approved the establishment of a 12th State College. Today, the University bears little resemblance to its founding. Located in Orange County, California, just thirty miles south of Los Angeles, Cal State Fullerton offers 100-plus undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctorate degrees housed in nine colleges:
    • College of the Arts
    • Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
    • College of Communications
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
    • College of Health and Human Development
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • University Extended Education

    Non-traditional students can earn degrees or complete credit courses through evening programs and online learning. Cal State Fullerton offers online degrees in addition to multiple certificates and programs, In addition, a variety of online courses are also offered via the College of University Extended Education. Courses are typically asynchronous, and students complete weekly assignments, including discussion boards. Cal State Fullerton also offers self-paced coursework through CD-ROMs.


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