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MA in Education, Instructional Technology, Teaching the 21st Century Learner

Learn how to be an online instructor with Brandman’s accredited online teaching degree program. Our program empowers K-20 educators to teach both online and in blended settings with hands-on, application-oriented learning that synthesizes the skills and theories.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner Degree Overview

This teaching program prepares you to be an online instructor for K-20 students. Our Master’s focuses on highly desirable 21st-century learning skills by instructing you on how to teach online, including online teaching strategies such as how to design, assess, deconstruct and pivot when a student’s needs have changed. You will gain a holistic perspective of online teaching strategies, discern how to design online curriculum and facilitate distance learning.

 Students will:

  • Understand the standards for the 21st-century learner and then match technologies to meet those needs.
  • Evaluate curriculum design and curricular decisions as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
  • Utilize theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
  • Develop a unit of study that cultivates engagement with content, peers and the electronically mediated environment.
  • Employ the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching throughout the program.


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    Program Curriculum

    • EDUU 600  Research and Evaluation Methods


      EDUU 605  Democracy, Education and Social Change


      EDUU 606  Seminar in Learning Theory


      EDUU 607  Seminar in Comparative Education


      EDUU 608  Seminar in the Social Foundations of Education


      EDUU 609  Seminar in Curriculum Studies


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    • Prerequisites: Candidates must have a teaching credential or take EDUU 515 (Teaching the Adult Learner) and successfully complete the MAE Core Courses before beginning any coursework in the MAE, Instructional Technology: Teaching the 21st Century Learner emphasis.

      Candidates may take EDUU 515 concurrently with EDUU 600 (Research and Evaluation Methods). Candidates must also take EDUU 551 (Educational Applications of Computers Level I) or an approved equivalent, submit passing scores on the CSET in Ed Tech, or have a current teaching credential that required a Level I educational computer course or equivalent.

      Emphasis Courses
      EDUU 624 Foundations of 21st Century Teaching


      EDUU 625 Design and Assessment of 21st Century Teaching


      EDUU 628 Advanced Design and Assessment of 21st Century Teaching


      EDUU 629 Teaching the 21st Century Learner Capstone


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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this accredited online teaching degree program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
    • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate in an academic setting
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    For information about exam/test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog

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