At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

18–24 months

Cost per unit


Base cost




*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

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The Technology-driven Classroom

The Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology focuses on foundational tools teachers need to design and implement instructional experiences that integrate technology throughout the curriculum. Coursework covers how to effectively design and infuse technology-embedded curriculum for today’s digital learner. Graduates gain essential skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including instructional video, web tools for enhanced interactive learning, digital communications, and emerging trends in the field. Special topics courses draw on trending practices within school districts and provide an opportunity for candidates to explore their core interests.

Coursework for the master’s degree component, including the emphasis in learning and technology, is fully online, while the credential coursework is completed on campus. Each course provides hands-on instruction, giving candidates the time and training needed to develop subject-specific skills and activities. Candidates demonstrate their understanding of technology-imbedded instruction in the capstone project.

This combined program pairs the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, for candidates who are or are not teaching full time, with an innovative master’s degree, resulting in a graduate program designed to meet the needs of the 21st-century classroom while advancing educators’ careers.

The Non-Intern track is specifically designed for the candidate who is not teaching full time in a K–12 school and/or who lacks subject-matter competence. The Intern track is for candidates with current full-time teaching contracts. Candidates must see an advisor for proper placement in tracks within this credential program.

Nine units from the Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., program may be transferred into APU’s Online M.A. in Educational Technology for teachers seeking to deepen their calling in the field by becoming educational technology leaders.

Meet the Faculty

Jennifer Courduff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Education’s Department of Teacher Education.

Get to know our program faculty.

Program Highlights

  • The program’s format blends on-campus and online courses, providing flexibility while earning a credential and master’s degree.
  • Gain the skills and understanding needed to meet the learning needs of students in today’s classrooms.
  • Expert faculty offer quality instruction grounded in a Christian worldview, creating a relevant program that enables students to make a difference in their classrooms.
  • Small class sizes create a rich learning community as students progress through the program with a cohort of peers.

School of Education Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the School of Education receives accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), making APU one of only three private schools in California with this distinction. Further, our credential programs are accredited by California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our Educational Psychology program is also accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). These notable accreditations set APU graduates apart from other candidates and ensure your degree will be recognized throughout the United States and internationally.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.