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Earn Your Master’s Degree In Educational Technology Online

Northern Arizona University’s accredited master’s degree in Educational Technology is available entirely online. Practice how to design, model, and implement educational technology in any learning environment at the district, state, and regional level. This online master’s degree is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Fulfill Requirements For NETS-C & NETS-D

After completing this NCATE-accredited online master’s degree program, you can be a Technology Director (NETS-D) recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). NAU also offers an online Educational Technology Certificate to meet the NETS for Technology Coaches (NETS-C).

Upon graduating, your earning potential in Arizona, alone, increases to $70,000 or more. Advance in these Arizona educational environments:

  • Community College and Universities
  • Distance Learning Programs
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education

Catalog Information

Learn more about the program options by viewing the catalog information below. Catalog information is displayed for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Educational Technology

Campus Locations

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Degree Information
Online
In-Person
Blended
MED
30 units
Maximum Transfer Units
0
30
Additional Admission Requirements - Additional Application
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University Requirements

  • 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:

    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
    • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan 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
Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

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

  • Students will develop foundational knowledge related to adult learning theory & methods such as coaching, training, professional development, performance improvement, online and mobile learning.
  • Students will stay abreast of educational research and emerging trends regarding effective use of technology in adult education settings.
  • Students will learn how to plan, facilitate, and participate in learning communities that stimulate, nurture, support and coach adult educators in the study and use of technology related to adult learning methods.
  • Students will describe characteristics, based on research, of effective teaching and learning.
  • Students will create a syllabus for a class to be taught that includes learning objectives, appropriate instructional activities and methods, and assessment.
  • Students will discover key concepts about learning in higher education from diverse information resources.
  • Students will identify compelling issues in college teaching and learning.
  • Students will develop a teaching and learning philosophy.

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 


    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter of application
Master's Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

Educational Technology

Campus Locations

globe This program is available Online
Degree Information
Online
In-Person
Blended
GCERT
15 units
Maximum Transfer Units
0
15
Additional Admission Requirements - Additional Application
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

University Requirements

  • Graduate certificate programs require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Many certificate programs require more than 12 credit hours.

    No more than one 400-level NAU course (3 or 4 units) may be used on a certificate program.

    No more than 25% of the units required for the certificate program may be transferred from another university.

    A 400-level course (undergraduate course) completed at another university is not eligible for transfer credit.

    A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved to obtain a graduate certificate. No more than three units of coursework with a grade of "C" may be used in a certificate program.

    A graduate student may pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Each graduate degree program must decide which, if any, certificate courses can be counted toward the graduate degree.

    Students who are admitted to a graduate certificate program will be eligible for the official posting of the graduate certificate to their transcripts when all applicable coursework has been successfully completed and approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College.
  • Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program).  See the “Details” tab for additional information.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills. These specific skills and knowledge are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in all courses.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Some online/blended coursework Required
Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Education Technology Graduate Certificate 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

For learning outcomes, see the International Society for Technology Education Standards for Coaches

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 


    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter of application
Certificate Requirements
  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Under both circumstances, federal financial aid can be used for this certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
Department Information
Learn more about this program and the Department of Educational Specialties.