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Program Details

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology degree offered by Fresno Pacific University encourages students to explore the application of technology in education and to develop their expertise concerning using technology as a tool used to enhance teaching and learning. This program is built on three themes: learning theory, technology, and pedagogy. By using the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)’s National Education Technology Standards for Teaching (NETST), this program helps to develop its students’ expertise in various educational technology tools and teaching strategies. Prospective students must possess either a teaching credential or a bachelor’s degree and an interest in educational uses of technology.

The coursework of this program focuses on current learning theories and the instructional strategies for the effective use of technology in the classroom setting. By the end of this program, a student should understand the implications of learning in a digital world in relation to ethical and moral uses. This program aims to equip its students with the ability to use their knowledge of their subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology in order to facilitate experiences for their students that advance learning, creativity, and innovation. This program focuses on teaching students how to design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments. This means students may learn how to incorporate contemporary tools and resources that maximize content learning.

This program requires students to fulfill a minimum of 33 credit hours of courses in order to graduate. This program can be completed in six 7-semester terms or two years, depending on the time it takes to complete their thesis. The required courses include: Introduction to Teaching with Digital Technology, Foundations in Education Technology, and Seminar in Learning Theory.

Accreditation & Licensing

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