Serving the mission of enhancing education through the use of technology, educational technology specialists perform many functions in schools, educational institutions, and training agencies. This option prepares leaders in the field who will evaluate, design, and effectively use technology for educational purposes. Combining both theory and practice, this option is designed for individuals seeking career growth in K-12 and university settings and for those planning to pursue doctoral degrees. Visit the program website for program details (www.ced.csulb.edu/academic/masters.cfm).
The following are required for admission to the program:
Candidates must apply separately to both the university and the program by posted deadlines. Applications should be submitted at the same time.
The application for Graduate Admission to the University is available online through CSUMentor (www.csumentor.edu). One complete set of official transcripts must be submitted with the university application. This set of transcripts will be used to determine grade point average eligibility. Failure to submit transcripts in a timely manner will result in a delayed review of the application.
A separate application to the Educational Technology program must be submitted to the College of Education Graduate Studies Office (ED1-7). An application and directions can be downloaded at www.ced.csulb.edu/graduate/application-packets. The program application does not require a set of transcripts.
Successful applicants are admitted to the program with Conditional admission status.
Students should advance to candidacy as early as possible. For advancement to candidacy (Clear Admission status), students must:
Students must complete a minimum of 30 units of upper-division and graduate courses, of which at least 21 units must be at the 500/600 level taken at this university. With consent of the program advisor, students may count up to 6 units of previously taken graduate courses toward the degree. However, a student who completes a 6 unit thesis or project may possibly count 9 units of previously taken courses toward the degree.
1. Core courses (21 units):
A. Research Methods:
B. Educational Technology:
2. Electives (6 units): In consultation with program advisor, students will select 6 additional units. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:
3. Exit requirement (3 - 6 units); Electronic portfolio with interview and one of the following chosen in consultation with the program advisor: