Working with today’s 21st-century learner requires teachers who incorporate and apply technology tools and technology-embedded learning strategies in meaningful ways. The Master of Education: Special Education and Educational Technology (noncredential) program focuses on research-proven instructional strategies and the integration of technology into the curriculum for special needs populations. Coursework prepares students to be competent users of technology in both the curricular and data management areas of professional practice.
Candidates can choose to earn their master's degree on campus or online. All levels of technology competence (including beginners) are encouraged to enroll in this program. Coursework provides the opportunity for students to earn a unique degree that emphasizes technology use in the special-needs classroom.
APU's Master of Education: Special Education and Educational Tecnology:
- Blends theoretical coursework with hands-on learning, creating a relevant, applicable program.
- Provides an expert team of faculty with years of field experience.
- Integrates rigorous scholarly work with the distinctive tenets of the Christian faith.
- Hones leadership skills that enable visionaries to transform educational environments.
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), 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 Master of Arts in Education: 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.
Azusa Pacific University held its place in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 179 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 121 institutions in the 2012 Best Colleges in the West for the seventh consecutive year.