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MA in Teaching & Learning with Technology - Online Educator

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator program is designed to help students strengthen their instructional skills and develop their understanding of educational technology and online learning strategies. Read on to find more information about this online master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of Ashford University's Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator program should have earned a bachelor's degree and might have some professional experience in an academic setting.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator program offers instruction in educational technology and distance learning methods. In the area of specialization, students have the opportunity to take courses addressing online and blended learning, online learning software and other tools, assessment methods, online instructor responsibilities, and collaborative techniques in online teaching. The specialization is also designed to include an internship in which students create and assess their own online course. Other required courses are intended to provide studies in instructional delivery systems, learning theories, educational leadership, and educational research, with an extensive research project completed in a capstone course.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Course Requirements

  • EDU 648: Teaching and Learning with Technology (3 credits)
  • EDU 652: Instructional Design and Delivery (3 credits)
  • EDU 671: Fundamentals of Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDU 658: Instructional Leadership (3 credits)
  • EDU 697: Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology Capstone (3 credits)

Online Educator Course Requirements

  • EDU 600: Introduction to Online Learning (3 credits)
  • EDU 601: Promoting Student Success in the Online Learning Environment (3 credits)
  • EDU 602: Assessing Knowledge and Skills in the Online Learning Environment (3 credits)
  • EDU 609: Online Teaching Internship (3 credits)
  • EDU 651: Collaboration and Learning in a Virtual Environment (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

In many cases, Ashford University's Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator could be a terminal degree. However, those intending to teach or pursue an administrative position in online learning at the collegiate level may be required to hold a doctorate.

Career Paths:

Once they have completed Ashford University's Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator program, graduates could seek employment in a variety of academic settings. They might oversee online curriculum development, or they might seek opportunities in distance education instruction with colleges, high schools, or community learning centers.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Online instructor
  • Distance education program coordinator
  • Online instructional design specialist