Master of Arts in Education - Instructional Technology Option

Master of Arts in Education

The M.A. in education with an option in bilingual/crosscultural education is designed to give advanced training to personnel involved in bilingual programs in grades K-12. The program should also meet the needs of community college personnel who are involved in the training of classroom aides and other paraprofessionals.

The M.A. in education with an option in career and technical education is designed to provide advanced and specialized education to personnel working in a variety of settings related to vocational education such as secondary, postsecondary and private schools. The program should also meet the requirements for leadership positions in these facilities.

The M.A. in education with an option in curriculum and instruction is designed for both elementary and secondary teachers. The program provides opportunities for teachers to gain expertise and knowledge in subject matter content and pedagogy or to teach gifted and talented students.

The M.A. in education with an option in environmental education is designed to prepare individuals to teach environmental education effectively in indoor and outdoor settings and to all grade/age levels and enables graduates to assume leadership in environmental education in schools, nature centers, and other interpretative situations. Admission to the program requires teaching experience, but not a teaching credential.

The M.A. in education with an option in holistic and integrative education is a program for creative educators in a nontraditional format emphasizing educational innovation, integrative learning, and meaning-centered learning.

The M.A. in education with an option in instructional technology is designed to meet the needs of technology professionals in schools and other education related settings, as well as business settings. The program has two emphases: research and design/development.

The M.A. in education with an option in reading/language arts meets the needs of the candidate who is interested in increasing skills in the effective teaching of reading/language arts. The program is competency based and places emphasis on the models and methods that enhance the strategic processing of language arts.

The M.A. in education with an option in teacher leadership has been developed in collaboration with Academic Partnerships, an entity that has a proven track record of marketing innovative online education programs with established institutions of higher learning.

The M.A. in education with an option in science education meets the needs of the candidate who is interested in developing her/his pedagogical content knowledge in the teaching and learning of science and develop his/her background to become a science education leader in their school, district, or region. The program also provides the opportunity to increase the candidate's content knowledge in science.

The M.A. in education with an option in special education will provide advanced preparation for teaching individuals with disabilities, and will provide training for those persons interested in administrative positions or leadership positions in special education.

The M.A. in education with an option in teaching English to speakers of other languages prepares educators to meet the needs of English language learners in K-12 classrooms in the United States and abroad. The teaching of English around the world is one of the fastest-growing international professions and offers worldwide English teaching opportunities to qualified graduates. Courses in ESL teaching methods and supervised fieldwork opportunities provide a broad overview of theories of language acquisition and social cultural influences on language learning, and strengthen the mastery of classroom techniques.

Requirements (48 units)

Program Code: ETEC

Admission to the Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all upper- division courses;
  2. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  3. Three letters of recommendation, from individuals familiar with the applicant's work history or educational background.

Students who do not meet these criteria may be admitted as conditionally classified graduate students. Students admitted in this category may be changed to classified standing with approval of the College of Education. No more than 20 quarter units may be used to demonstrate fitness to complete the program.

Advancement to Candidacy

In order to be advanced to candidacy, a student must have:

  1. Achieved classified standing;
  2. Completed with a grade point average of 3.0 ("B"), at least 16 quarter units of applicable course work in graduate standing, at least 12 of which have been taken at this campus and approved by an advisor in the College of Education;
    Note: Between the time of completing 16 units and 20 units of applicable course work the student is required to apply for advancement to candidacy.
  3. Satisfactorily completed EDUC 607, ETEC 500, ETEC 543 and ETEC 544;
  4. Secured approval of candidacy from the College of Education;
  5. Filed an approved graduate program for completion of the degree. This must be prepared in consultation with an advisor in the College of Education and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. A minimum of 48 quarter units of acceptable graduate-level work, with a minimum of 34 completed in residence at this university;
  2. A minimum of 28 quarter units of credit taken after a student has been advanced to candidacy for the degree;
  3. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in course work taken to satisfy the Master of Arts degree requirements and grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses in the program;
  4. Successful completion of a master's degree project or comprehensive examination. The project, part of a course or courses other than independent study, normally in the candidate's teaching area, can be reported in the form of a paper and/or other media. The project must be approved by the instructor and the advisor and submitted in the approved format. Both media and non-media projects require a final written report. The project proposal and the project must be approved by the student's advisor and two other professors, at least one of whom must be from the College of Education. Further information is available from the College of Education regarding an approved format for the project proposal and project.
    The purpose of the project is for the student to communicate ideas gained in research, experimentation and creative endeavors; therefore, students should not feel bound to traditional forms. All projects will be planned in consultation with the student's advisor.
    The written comprehensive examination is designed to test the student's knowledge in the field of instructional technology. Before taking the comprehensive examination, students need to present their e-portfolio and successfully complete a presentation in ETEC 692, a required course in the program. Students may not take the examination more than twice;
  5. The graduation writing requirement is met upon successful completion of the Master's Degree Project;
  6. A minimum of 26 units in courses numbered 600 or above included as part of the approved graduate program;
  7. Any additional general requirements not cited above and listed in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements.
    The program may not include more than 14 quarter units in approved extension and transfer courses from other colleges. California State University, San Bernardino will not consider for transfer credit course work from an institution which will not accept that work in its own advanced degree program.

Degree Requirements (48 units)

EDUC 603Effective Communication in Education4
EDUC 605Foundations of Education4
EDUC 607Introduction to Educational Research4
ETEC 500Foundations in Instructional Education4
ETEC 543Technology and Learning I4
ETEC 544Design and Development of Instructional Materials I4
ETEC 692Practicum in Educational Technology4
One of the following 4
Technology and Learning II
Design and Development of Instructional Materials II
Twelve units chosen from:12
Foundations of e-Learning
E-Learning Design and Development
Computer Based Technology in Education II
Needs Assessment: Issues and Techniques
Instructional Development and Change Process
Technology for Educational Leaders
Website Design and Development
Interactive Animation Design and Development
Information Systems in Education
E-Learning Delivery and Evaluation
E-Learning Technology and Media
Advanced Topics in Instructional Technology
Students may take up to eight units from other programs, departments, colleges or universities with an approval of an ETEC advisor and ETEC program coordinator.
Culminating Experience. Students must complete one of the following options:4
Master's Project:
Masters Degree Project
Comprehensive Examination:
Comprehensive Examination
Four units of ETEC courses.
Total Units48