Advance Your Knowledge of Technology for Teachers with a Master’s and Credential

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The Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology and Single Subject Teaching Credential 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 Single Subject Teaching Credential 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.

This program prepares teachers for positions at the middle and high school levels and pre-K-12 specialists in art, music, and physical education. All single subject teachers receive certification to teach in a specific content area through their subject-matter competence. Teachers receive subject matter authorization upon completion of a CTC-approved subject-matter program or passage of a content appropriate CSET.

Which Teaching Credential is Right for Me?

If you want to be a teacher, it’s helpful to know which credential best fits your teaching goals and the kinds of students you wish to work with. For help deciding, read more about each type of teaching credential.

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

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.
Deciding Between Student Teaching and an Intern Credential

In California, students enrolled in teacher preparation programs can choose to pursue an Intern Credential or earn their credential through student teaching. These two pathways come with different expectations and requirements. Here’s what you need to know about the differences between student teaching versus an Intern Credential.

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.

University Reputation

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 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.