This program is designed for educators looking to advance their knowledge and skills to serve as effective instructors for K-20 environments. The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology: Teaching the 21st Century Learner prepares students to teach in both online and blended settings. Curriculum focuses on interactive teaching models, learning theories, and higher-level cognition while utilizing technology, assessments, social media and other engagement tools to promote transferable learning of academic content. Students actively employ the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching throughout the program.
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
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.
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher
Option Two – A GPA between 2.75 – 2.99
calculated 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:
Option Three – An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
Option Four – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio
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 take this course first.
Emphasis Courses (12 credits)
|EDUU 624||Foundations of 21st Century Teaching||3|
|EDUU 625||Design and Assessment of 21st Century Teaching||3|
|EDUU 628||Advanced Design and Assessment of 21st Century Teaching||3|
|EDUU 629||Teaching the 21st Century Learner Capstone||3|