The MS in Educational Technology is designed for educators and e-learning developers with a focus on integrating current technologies into educational curricula. The emphasis on integrating technologies in both K-16 and business settings is a strength of the program, along with the focus in each course on 21st Century skills demanded by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the New Generation Science Standards (NGSS), e.g., collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.
The program includes instruction in the foundations of educational technology, instructional design theories, computer applications, using technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, distance education, and designing and producing educational software and materials. Students in this program gain knowledge in emerging technologies, instructional design, e-learning development, learning theories, multimedia production, and collaborative production. Students also gain a deep understanding of adapting to the demands of the ever-changing nature of technologies.
Graduates will be active in school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, the field of instructional design, and the high-tech industry. The positions that our graduates take include educational technologist, instructional designer, curriculum specialist, community college instructor, district technology director, and technology trainer. Finally, graduates will be able to teach more effectively using educational technologies in the classroom.
Please note: Our course is EDUI, not EDUL.
Elective units must be approved by the program coordinator.
Transfer units cannot be older than 7 years at term of graduation.