We designed this plan for graduates who are educators and would like to become educational technology leaders within their school, district, or other professional setting. Our goals are to help you develop expertise and skill integrating educational technologies within any learning environment: from pre-kindergarten to college and from in-person classes to distant-learning ones.
Candidates in this program of study move from educational technology facilitators to educational technology leaders. To successfully complete this master program of study, candidates must demonstrate their understandings of content, pedagogy, and professional knowledge and skills through their performance on key assessments-which are embedded in all ETC courses and presented within the Capstone Portfolio.
This program is nationally recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Globalization demands new skills from PK-20 teachers; critical thinking, problem solving, communication, creativity, and innovation are skills that the US citizenry need to acquire to be able to compete in the global market. Come and acquire, update, and hone these skills to improve your marketability as a Technology Director.
Through the Educational Technology program, you will be equipped to plan and design online and in-person instruction, organize, teach, and direct effective uses of technology in educational settings, being these in-person or online. Based on the standards for Administrators Technology Director (NETS-D) set by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), you will learn concepts, skills, and attitudes for applying technology on the job.
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
In addition to University Requirements:
|Minimum Units for Completion||30|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||
Emphasis, minor, and/or certificate are required.
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Program of Study|
The purpose of the Master of Education in Education Technology is to provide students with the expertise and skills to integrate technology into their own teaching, model effective use of current technologies in diverse learning environments, and assist instructors in designing technology-enhanced learning experiences.
Student Learning Outcomes
Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC).
For learning outcomes, see the International Society for Technology Education Standards for Administrators
K-12 Teacher Emphasis
For student learning outcomes for this emphasis, see the International Society for Technical Education Standards for Administrators
Adult Learning & Training Emphasis
Individual program admission requirements include:
Take the following 30 units:
Core requirements (18 units)
Select one course from (3 units):
Emphasis Requirements (12 units)
K-12 Teacher Emphasis
Please note that at least 15 units must be numbered at the 600-level or above.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.