What You'll Learn
This cutting-edge, online version of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology degree includes in-depth exploration of technology-supported curricular tools. Applying classroom studies to practical experience, candidates examine global learning, instructional design and development, and emerging trends. Educators gain strategies for boosting student engagement, classroom connectivity, and learning outcomes through technology. The entire master’s degree program is encased in a dynamic online environment that emphasizes interaction between expert faculty and students.
Students enter the program in learning communities of 15 students, following a sequenced, integrated coursework plan. Students admitted into the online program must complete all their coursework online.
Designed for the Working Professional
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 dynamic online format of the program offers students the flexibility of taking courses when and where it works best for them. Students benefit from courses designed to maximize their interaction with other students and professors, creating a rich learning community. For many, the online format is the easiest, most convenient way to balance work, school, and family.
The M.A. in Educational Technology offers students a sequenced course design designed to be completed through nine-week terms. Candidates take courses with the same peers throughout the program.
While you do not need to be online during a specific timeframe, you should plan to be online 6–10 hours per week per unit to successfully complete assignments and participate in discussions.
All online programs include a two-week online orientation prior to the start of the first class. This offers you a chance to become familiar with the online format as you engage with helpful tutorials.
Graduate online programs follow APU's Graduate Academic Calendar with most courses offered in nine-week terms.
Demand is high for educators and administrators with expertise in technology. Teachers seeking to implement educational technology into their curriculum or advance to a new position at their site or district will find this degree a valuable asset. Some students from current cohorts have been offered positions or new responsibilities as a result of their enrollment in the program. Career opportunities include:
- Technology coordinators
- Site- or district-level mentors
- Technology trainers
- Technology leaders in the classroom (role models)
- Conference speakers
- Teachers in an online environment, such as a virtual high school
- Many students move into roles of technology leadership before finishing the degree program.