Master of Arts in Educational Technology
Fresno Pacific University
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.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Fresno Pacific University, with Christian affiliations, is a private not-for-profit, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Fresno, California. The idea for what would eventually become Fresno Pacific University was formed in 1941 by the Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. In 1944, the Pacific Bible Institute opened its doors in Fresno, California. By 2005, Fresno Pacific had expanded to include regional campus centers in Bakersfield, North Fresno, and Visalia. The mission of Fresno Pacific University is "Fresno Pacific University develops students for leadership and service through excellence in Christian higher education." Fresno Pacific describes itself as Anabaptist, evangelical, and ecumenical.
Fresno Pacific offers undergraduate programs, degree completion programs, graduate programs, and online degrees and courses. Fresno Pacific also offers professional development programs. The online offerings from Fresno Pacific include: Adult Degree completion, credentials (like Teacher Librarian Services), Master’s degrees, and continuing education courses.
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