Purpose and Overview
Experienced educators with a teaching credential who wish to lead the pursuit of excellence in the use of technology in effective 21st century teaching and learning environments.
What You Learn
This program will offer candidates the opportunity to develop the skills and behaviors demonstrated by master classroom teacher-leaders. An enhanced understanding of learning in a digital and global world will transform the candidates' skills in the embedding of technology in their design and facilitating of instruction, particularly in the context of the implementation of California Common Core State Standards. Experiences and interactions in the program will shape candidates into effective teacher-leaders prepared to continuously learn and reflect, and to positively impact their community of practice.
How You Learn
Choose one of two delivery systems to earn your Master's in Education Technology:
All course activity is done online—there are no required face-to-face sessions within the course and no requirements for on-campus activity; this delivery system was designed to meet the needs of students who do not have effective access to campus. This modality consists entirely of online elements that facilitate the three critical student interactions: with the content, with your instructor, and with other students. Through both synchronous and asynchronous lessons, you will participate in both formal and informal learning communities. Candidates will finish the program in approximately 24 months.
This is a hybrid cohort program that will be conducted during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Candidates will finish one 3-unit course every 8 weeks. Three of the courses (30%) will be facilitated in a face-to-face format in which classes will meet one night per week from 4:30-8:30pm. Seven of the courses (70%) will be conducted online. In these courses, candidates will check in online to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. Some live online sessions and/or conference call sessions may be required for these online courses. Candidates will finish the program in approximately 24 months.
Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will earn a Master of Arts in Education: Educational Technology degree.
In addition to the admission requirements for a graduate degree in the School of Education, applicants must also hold a preliminary or clear teaching credential. This program is also open to non-credentialed teachers (private school teachers only) pending further review of the applicant's teaching experience.