The Future of Education is Here. Get Ready with a Master’s in Educational Technology.
Designed for teachers and educators seeking an advanced degree, the Online Master of Arts in Educational Technology produces leaders skilled in new and innovative teaching methods for reaching today’s diverse learners. Through the program, you will be equipped to incorporate technology-embedded instruction into P-14 teaching and learning environments, including online, remote, and hybrid learning communities.
Graduate from the program adept at designing instruction and learning for inclusive classrooms and for students of all learning styles. As you grow in your understanding of how to stay current and connected to emerging trends, you’ll also build adaptability for a continually shifting technology landscape.
Educators today are tasked with designing and creating lessons and media that will inspire and engage students in a digital-first environment. That’s why APU’s educational technology program emphasizes strategies that are highly personalized, attuned to socio-emotional learning, collaborative, and data- or evidence-driven.
Through coursework and discussion completed entirely online, build knowledge and expertise in digital teaching and learning, managing tech-supported curricular tools, global learning and cross-cultural literacy, applications of information and instructional design, internet technologies, digital imagery and communications for learning environments, and emerging trends in technologies. The program’s dynamic online learning environment capitalizes on the most relevant pedagogy on technology-infused teaching.
You Will Learn To:
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts.
- Examine, explore, and articulate your role as a Christian educator.
- Plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology to maximize student learning.
- Apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.
- Understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in P-14 schools and apply that understanding in practice.
- Use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.
- Design and develop digital-age learning experiences and assessments.
Highlights of Your Experience
- Coursework is taught in a vibrant online learning community.
- The program offers hands-on training to prepare you as an educational leader in integrated technology.
- Enter the program in a learning community of 15 students.
- Learning takes place anytime, anywhere, and is immediately applicable to your own teaching or leadership environment.
- Earn your degree in just 12 months.
- Two to three cohorts start each year.
- The program’s project-based approach allows you to utilize intermediate to advanced instructional technology skills.
- Study at a top-ranked, accredited university known for Christ-centered academic excellence and successful graduates.
Career Pathways with This Degree
Demand is high for educators and administrators with expertise in technology. Teachers seeking to implement educational technology into their curriculum or advance to a new position at their site or district will find this degree a valuable asset. Some students from current cohorts have been offered positions or new responsibilities as a result of their enrollment in the program. Career opportunities include:
- Technology coordinators
- Site- or district-level mentors
- Technology trainers
- Technology leaders in the classroom (role models)
- Conference speakers
- Teachers in an online environment, such as a virtual high school
- Many students move into roles of technology leadership before finishing the degree program.
School of Education Accreditation
Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 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 that your degree will be recognized throughout the United States and internationally.
Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.
Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.