MA, Education, Instructional Technology, Leadership and Instructional Design

Master of Arts in Education, Instructional Technology, Leadership and Instructional Design

This program is designed for students currently teaching in the K-12 system that want to broaden their knowledge as scholar-practitioners. The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, Leadership and Instructional Design prepares students to work in school districts as software designers, programmers or educators that use computers primarily for teaching. Students will explore the digital age of teaching and learning, curriculum design, leadership, and social implications of educational technology. In addition to Instructional Technology, Leadership and Instructional Design alternative emphasis areas for the Master of Education degree include:

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Online Course Development: Design and implement online courses that utilize instructional design principles.
  • Research: Evaluate the various educational research paradigms and develop a theoretical research project utilizing one or more of the methodologies.
  • Democratic Schools: Apply democratic principles to an authentic educational context.
  • Global Perspectives:  Analyze best practices of global educational systems.
  • Learning Theory: Utilize theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
  • Curriculum Design: Evaluate curriculum design and curricular decisions as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
  • Ethics: Analyze issues and make ethical decisions within an educational context.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program may be achieved by meeting the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admission requirements for Brandman University as stated in the catalog (see the Graduate Admission section).
  2. Applicants using Admission Option Two must possess a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 in the last 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program including credits earned toward a credential to be admitted to the Master of Arts in Education degree program and must have a passing score on one of the examinations noted below:
    1. Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5.

    2. Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 403.

    3. State Teacher Examinations: successfully complete the appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET), or Single Subject Assessments for Teaching (SSAT) and/or Praxis Examination.
  3. Applicants who have successfully completed any of the Brandman University Preliminary Credential programs and have passed the CSET, MSAT, SSAT or PRAXIS examination automatically qualify for admission to MAE program.
  4. Applicants to the MAE/Educational Leadership must submit a resume and a letter of intent, indicating their purpose in acquiring this degree and potential career goals.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the applicant's academic/professional ability to undertake graduate study.
  6. Prospective students intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents to do so.

Core Courses (18 credits)

EDUU 600* Research and Evaluation Methods 3
EDUU 605 Democracy, Education and Social Change 3
EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory 3
EDUU 607 Seminar in Comparative Education 3
EDUU 608 Seminar in Social Foundations of Education 3
EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies 3

*EDUU 600 is a prerequisite for all other core courses and candidates are advised to follow this structure.

 

Emphasis Required Courses

EDUU 552 Digital Age Teaching and Learning 3
EDUU 563 Curriculum, Leadership, and Instruction Technology 3
EDUU 564 Social Implications of Educational Technology 3
EDUU 566 Instructional Design Capstone Project 3

 

Total Credits 12
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