Educational Technology Leadership

Earn an M.A. in Education Option in Educational Technology Leadership

Students working on computers

The M.A. program in Educational Technology Leadership at California State University, Los Angeles, is designed to prepare technology specialists for schools, school districts and non-traditional education and training settings. People completing the program might work as coordinators of educational technology at a school or at the district level, as educational media and website developers, as 21st century technology-using educators, as education technology consultants, as technology literacy teachers, as lab coordinators or as technology-based trainers.

You can enter this field with a bachelor's degree in any content area (e.g.. communications, engineering, computer science, business, linguistics, math, science, urban learning, arts, etc.). You will become a member of the prestigious group of Instructional Technologists.

In order to prepare well-rounded instructional technology specialists, the program provides instruction in several areas: authoring tools, media design and development, computer applications in schools, leadership in computer/technology education, and educational foundations and research. Note : A Level 1 California Administrative Credential is required for the position of district-level computer coordinator. A valid California teaching credential is required for teaching positions in public K-12 schools.

As an added bonus when you complete the MA in Education Option in Educational Technology Leadership, you will also earn a Certificate in Computer Applications in Schools and the same coursework can be used towards the Supplementary Authorization Computer Concepts and Applications for individuals who hold a multiple or single subject credential. Students may apply directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for this supplementary authorization and can use the following link: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/help/supplement-sma/supplement-auth.html.

Program Information Sheet*    MA Program Application    University Catalog Link

Sample Cohort Schedule

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

5th Quarter

EDIT 430 Information Technologies in the Classroom (4) o

EDIT 435 Computer Systems in Education (4) h

EDIT 556 Technology Leadership in Schools (5) h

EDIT 560  Internet and the World Wide Web in Education (4) h

EDFN 596 Comprehensive Examination (0)

EDIT 451 Survey of Instructional Media and Technology (4) h

EDIT 502 Fundamentals of Computer Education (4) h

EDIT 594 Special Topic: Current Technologies (4) h

EDIT 580  Applied Experience in Instructional Technology (4) h

EDIT 484 Computer Authoring Tools (4) h

EDIT 565 Distance Learning (5) o

EDFN 500 Evaluation of Educational Research (4)

EDIT 594 Special Topic: Portfolio Development (4) h

Minimum of 45 MA Units, h=hybrid, o=online
* The program information sheet is to aid in your planning. Make sure to check the University Catalog for the most up to date degree requirements.