Educational Technology (MA or Endorsement)
Why earn a Master of Arts in Educational Technology?
With an Educational Technology degree, you’ll learn to effectively plan and assess students’ mastery of skills relevant to learning technologies. You’ll also learn to apply effective methods and strategies for teaching technology concepts and skills to other educators.
Aurora University’s Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to develop educational media, explore technology-assisted assessment, and manage districtwide technology systems. In the program, you’ll complete coursework that focuses on curriculum, design, and application of education research in individual classrooms and districts.
Upon completion of the program you will meet the Illinois state coursework requirements to take the Technology Specialist Test for an endorsement as a technology specialist.
AU offers two Educational Technology program options:
- Master of Arts degree (36 semester hours) - This program is designed for educators who wish to become a technology programs teacher or specialist in school-based settings or enhance the use of technology in their current classroom setting.
- Technology Specialist Endorsement (24 semester hours) - This program is designed for educators who wish to be a technology programs teacher or specialist in school-based settings without completing a master’s degree.
Candidates for either program must hold a valid Illinois Teaching Professional Educator License (PEL), have at least one year of classroom teaching experience in a Pre-K–12 setting, and currently be under contract as a full-time classroom teacher.
- Technology coach
- Technology support
- Technology team leader
- Department chair