About the Program
The M.A. in Educational Leadership: Educational Technology and Learning program offers a dynamic degree designed to equip graduates with a highly marketable specialty as comprehensively prepared administrators who understand how to integrate technology into student learning.
At APU, we understand the challenges of earning your degree while juggling work, family, and other commitments. Our programs are designed to make attending Azusa Pacific simple, so you can reach your educational goals.
The M.A. in Education Leadership with an emphasis in Educational Technology and Learning offers students a sequenced course design designed to be completed through nine-week terms. Candidates take courses with the same peers throughout the program. Classes are scheduled just one night a week, with each session lasting approximately four hours.
Educational Technology and Learning Emphasis
The 9-unit emphasis in educational technology and learning is offered in a blended hybrid format, with coursework completed on-campus and online. Students complete the master's degree courses entirely on campus, and transition to a hybrid program format to complete the emphasis. For many, this flexible format is the easiest, most convenient way to balance work, school, and family.
Faculty members in the Department of Advanced Studies in Education strive to challenge students to develop visionary leadership, scholarly practice, and exemplary character and engage in the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching to prepare students who are:
- Identified as being competent, innovative, visionary leaders able to create technologically integrated educational environments within their organizations wholly conducive to educational programs that help connect students with schooling and their professional careers.
- Recognized as scholarly practitioners who integrate theoretical knowledge with practical decision making, who are grounded in relevant technologies and substantive professional content, trained in skills of inquiry, capable of independent and critical thought, and who are dedicated to improving their own professional practice, as well as that of other educators.
- Respected as individuals of high moral and ethical character who probe the deeper questions regarding the meaning of human existence and who dedicate themselves to a perpetual quest for truth as they face the contradictions inherent in the world.
Coursework is immediately applicable as a resource for curriculum planning, achievement assessment, decision making, and program improvement. Field experience is embedded into three of the courses. The candidate assumes leadership responsibilities at a local school or district setting under the guidance of a site supervisor and university mentor. Field experiences include intensive experiences both in the day-to-day functions of administrators and in longer-term policy design and implementation. These experiences are closely related to the job performance requirements of administrators. Coursework and field experience work together to expand the candidate’s leadership capacity.