Masters - Teaching & Learning with Technology: Online Educator

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If you're interested in pursuing a career that combines technical knowledge with a desire for teaching, then you might consider Ashford University's Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator program. More information about this master's degree program is found in this article.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

As a student of Ashford University's Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator program, you will have the opportunity to develop instructional, assessment, and technical skills you could implement in online learning environments. Specialization courses are designed to provide study in online learning theories and concepts, online collaborative methods, assessment methods for online learners, and software and other tools designed for distance learning. An internship allows you to practically apply distance learning techniques and concepts in the creation of your own online course. In the major course of study, you can expect to take courses addressing educational leadership practices, instructional material design and development, overviews of educational technology, and educational research. This program is offered in a distance learning format.

How Can I Prepare?

Before enrolling in Ashford University's Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator program, you should have already earned a bachelor's degree in any area. You might also have some prior teaching experience and be familiar with basic computer functions. Some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 30 credits to earn the Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator from Ashford University. This credit total reflects 15 credits in major coursework and 15 credits in the area of specialization.

Teaching and Learning with Technology - Online Educator Specialization Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Major Course Requirements
EDU 648Teaching and Learning with Technology
EDU 652Instructional Design and Delivery
EDU 671Fundamentals of Educational Research
EDU 658Instructional Leadership
EDU 697Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology Capstone
Online Educator Specialization Courses
EDU 600Introduction to Online Learning
EDU 601Promoting Student Success in the Online Learning Environment
EDU 602Assessing Knowledge and Skills in the Online Learning Environment
EDU 609Online Teaching Internship
EDU 651Collaboration and Learning in a Virtual Environment

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions.

If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at Ashford to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. Ashford graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of Ashford's online education programs are CAEP*, TEAC or NCATE accredited, which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study.

*The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is the resulting entity from the merger of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Please visit ashford.edu for terms and conditions and additional disclosure information related to each education degree program. Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington residents: please see specific state disclosure information.

What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Ashford University's Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Technology with a specialization in Online Educator program, you could seek teaching or administrative positions in a variety of academic settings. You might explore opportunities in high schools, colleges or universities, nonprofit educational organizations, or community learning centers. You could also seek positions in corporate training, consulting, or postsecondary teaching.