Secondary Education

Master of Arts in Educational Technology

New Cohort Will Begin Fall 2021


The Master of Arts in Educational Technology program prepares teachers, technology coordinators, and software developers to implement current technology tools in education, and to evaluate future technologies as they emerge. This program targets middle and high school teachers but often includes students from elementary schools, higher education, and industry as well.

Program features:

  • Current theory and best practice in technology education 
  • Classes taken as a cohort of teachers
  • Two-year program; generally one night per week
  • Guaranteed enrollment in cohort classes
  • Courses that support technology skill development and teaching methodology.

The diversity of the EdTechMA students adds more perspective to our discussions and expands all of our knowledge about the different applications of educational technology. Our graduates have gone on to teach and support education at universities and schools all over the world while others continued on for their doctorate.

The cohorted program comprises 10 courses (30 units): 8 program courses and 2 electives. Classes meet from 4:00 – 6:45 pm and 7:00 – 9:45 pm every Wednesday for four semesters. The next cohort will run from Fall 2017 to Spring 2019.

Course of Study

The program comprises 10 courses (30 units): 8 program courses and 2 electives. Program classes meet from 4:00 – 6:45 pm and 7:00 – 9:45 pm every Wednesday for four semesters. The two elective courses are normally taken during the two-year program; some students may be able to substitute courses taken prior to this program (e.g., in a recent CSUN teaching-credential program) for these two electives. All courses utilize the latest tech tools (e.g. Moodle, Adobe Contribute, Google Apps for Education). All students complete a master’s portfolio that includes a significant original project (thesis-like).

Fall of First Year

  • S ED 642 Educational Website Development
  • S ED 618 Educational Multimedia

Spring of First Year

  • S ED 600 Research in Secondary Education
  • S ED 652 Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

Fall of Second Year

  • S ED 690ET Theory and Research in Educational Technology
  • S ED 671 Developing Educational Software

Spring of Second Year

  • S ED 610ET Leadership in Educational Technology
  • S ED 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies

Two Required Elective Courses (6 units)

For program completion, six (6) units of credential program, transfer, or other qualified coursework are needed. If you completed your credential program at CSUN within the past five (5) years, you may be able to apply two of your credential courses to meet this requirement. Graduate courses or post-baccalaureate credential courses from other institutions may also be eligible substitutions for these electives.

Coursework at the time of graduation cannot be more than seven (7) years old. Candidates in the program without these units, in consultation with the program directors, may enroll in an Independent Study or other appropriate coursework during the summer or regular semesters.

Additional Requirements

Prior to the completion of 12 units of the program, a passing score (8) is required on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam at another university. (Many candidates will have completed the UDWPE requirement as undergraduates at another CSU.) Please save all copies of university correspondence.