Candidates should not take more than two courses (6 units) per term.
Completion of all requirements, including all examinations and coursework, must be met before a candidate may participate in the graduation ceremony or have their master's degree posted. An Intent to Graduate Form must be completed by deadlines set by the Office of the Graduate Registrar and fees paid whether the candidate wishes to participate in the ceremony or not.
EDUC 511Essentials in Educational Technology and Learning
EDUC 512Instructional Applications of Productivity Software
SPED 513Literacy and Math Prescriptives with Assistive Technology
EDUC 522Learning in the 21st Century
SPED 547Implementation of Special Education Legislation
EDUC 514Digital Video in the Classroom
SPED 538Special Education Issues: Mild to Moderate Disabilities
EDUC 515Evolving Educational Technologies
SPED 509Technology in Special Education
SPED 511Language Development for All Students
SPED 554Advanced Study Teaching Special Populations
EDUC 526Capstone Experience in Educational Technology and Learning
SPED 558Advanced Theory and Research-based Practices for Supporting Students with Disabilities
Students must use a Mac or PC laptop computer that meets the minimum requirements. Contact the educational technology program director for specifications at (626) 815-5059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates are required to enroll in TaskStream, which includes an online portfolio assessment system to facilitate candidate evaluation. Candidates create electronic portfolios to showcase and document their competencies and experience, share artifacts or the entire portfolio with instructors and advisors for feedback and review online, submit sections of their portfolio or the entire body of work for evaluation online, and track their progress toward their degree. Courses include assignments, etc. that comprise the portfolio. A one-time assessment fee is levied at the program’s outset to cover these requirements.
Note: Up-to-date schedule of course offerings can be found through the university’s Web portal, or with the assistance of the SPED site coordinator.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many units do I take each semester?
Students may take no more than 8 units per nine-week term, which includes a maximum of two methods or education classes and their corequisite field experiences (if appropriate).
How long is a semester?
Each semester has two terms (Fall I and Fall II, Spring I and Spring II). Each term is nine weeks in length. The 18-week student teaching semester covers Fall I and II or Spring I and II.
How many hours does each class session require?
Each class requires that students meet for approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes, once a week.
How many evenings per week do I attend classes?
Students meet one night a week for nine weeks, plus a Saturday final exam session.
Does APU require theses, dissertations, or capstone projects?
Students are required to complete a thesis/capstone project for this program.
How soon can I finish this program?
This program can be completed in a year. Depending upon the desired course load, working individuals usually finish this program in 12–18 months.