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Program Requirements



Students are expected to have a working knowledge of word processing, databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, presentation software, Internet searching, and email.

Degree Requirements

The M.A. in Education, Option in Educational Technology and Media Leadership requires 30 units minimum, with at least 21 units in the 500/600 level series taken at California State University, Long Beach. With consent of the faculty committee, students may count up to 6 units of previously taken graduate courses toward the degree.  In consultation with the advisor, a comprehensive examination, or project, or thesis is selected.

1. Program core courses (18 units):

Take all of the following:

  • ETEC 510 Foundations of Educational Technology (3)
  • ETEC 523 Information and Digital Literacies (3)
  • ETEC 525 Digital Culture and Society (3)
  • ETEC 530 Leadership in Technology and Media (3)
  • ETEC 551 Education and the Internet (3)
  • ETEC 570 E-Learning Design and Development (3)

2. Research methods (3 units):

Please note the prerequisite for the Research methods course is EDP 400 (3 units). Take one of the following:

  • ED P 520 Quantitative Research Methods in Education (3) OR
  • ED P 595 Qualitative Research Methods in Education (3)

3. Electives (6 units): In consultation with program advisor, students will select 6 additional units. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. Advanced Technology: ETEC 535, 580;

B. Library and Information Science: ETEC 540, 545;

C. Other courses, including those outside the College of Education (e.g., Business, Communications Studies), chosen in consultation with program advisor.

4. Exit requirement (3-6 units): Electronic portfolio with interview, and one of the following chosen in consultation with the program advisor:

A. ETEC 695 (3 units) plus pass a comprehensive examination

B. ED P 699 Project (6 units) with written Project Report

C. ED P 698 Thesis (6 units)

MA in Educational Technology & Media Leadership and Teacher Librarian Services Credential Option

Students have the option of earning a Teacher Librarian Services Credential if they concurrently apply to that program. Students pursuing the Teacher Librarian Services Credential will complete all of the following:

  • Master’s Core - ETEC 510, 523, 525, 530, 551, and 570 (18 units)
  • Research Methods (3-6 units)
  • Master’s Electives - ETEC 540, 545 (previously ELIB 530A, 540)
  • Exit Requirement (3-6 units)
  • ETEC 580 Field Experience (3 units)

Course Descriptions

Please visit the University Catalog for course descriptions.