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.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.

Special Education Technology

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.

Program Highlights

APU's Master of Education: Special Education and Educational Technology:

  • 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.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

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.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Note: This information is current for the 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.