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What You’ll Learn

The Online M.A. in Educational Leadership: Educational Technology and Learning program offers a dynamic degree designed to help candidates hone their leadership skills and learn how to transform educational environments. Graduates emerge with a highly marketable specialty as comprehensively prepared administrators who understand how to integrate technology into student learning.

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 online, 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.

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.

Flexible Format

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.

Time Commitment

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 degree 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.

Convenient Schedule

The Online 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.

Relavant Academics

Field Experience

Highlighted within the Field Experience Handbook, which is distributed within the first course, EDL 580 Induction for Educational Leaders, coursework and field experiences are immediately applicable as resources for curriculum planning, assessment of student achievement, decision-making, and program improvement.

The candidate assumes leadership responsibilities at a local school or district setting under the guidance of a site supervisor and university mentor throughout the program. Field experiences include intensive activities 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 experiences work together to expand the candidate’s leadership capacity. While field experience activities are embedded into coursework through the alignment of Benchmark Assessments for Tier I Field Experience, candidates complete all requirements of the Tier I field experience by the completion of their final course EDL 586 Leadership Performance Assessment.

Note: This information is current for the 2013–14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.