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University Catalog 2017-2018 
University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, M.A.: Option in Educational Technology Leadership

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This option prepares educators to assume leadership roles in the field of educational technology. In particular, the program is designed to prepare computer-using teachers, e-learning developers and trainers, technology coordinators and specialists, and other instructional technology experts for PK-12 schools and other educational and training settings.

Note: Teachers who plan to teach in public California K-12 classrooms or work as school-level or district-level computer coordinators must obtain a California teaching credential. For some district-level technology coordinator positions, a Level 1 California Administrative Credential is required.

Admission to the Program

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must:

1)    have a minimum 2.75 grade point average in the last  60 semester units attempted,
2)    have basic computer literacy,
3)     submit a written application to the Charter College of Education and the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
        (Download the form from Charter College of Education website.),
4)    submit two letters of recommendation from university faculty or professional references, and
5)    secure approved program from advisor.

Requirements for the Degree (33-37 units)

A total of 33 or more units is required, with at least 17 units in 5000-level courses. A comprehensive examination or a thesis or project is required. There is a limit on credit that may be earned in variable-unit courses. See Restriction on Credit Earned in Variable Unit Courses earlier in this chapter.


•    EDIT 4300 Information Technologies in the Classroom (3)  
•    Or advisor approval

Electives Offered in Other Departments

 To be approved by program advisor.

Comprehensive Examination or Thesis or Project (0 or 4 units)


Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (EDFN 5960) during the Fall or Spring semester after they complete all coursework on their program and must comply with college and division requirements.

*Students who do a thesis are required to obtain advisor approval. Students who do a thesis are required to take a second course in educational research methodology such as EDFN 4520 (with advisor approval).

**May be repeated once for credit.

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