Advance your teaching and presentation skills with your Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology degree through Ashford University.
Dr. Michelle Warn is the Graduate Department Chair and Program Chair of the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology in the College of Education at Ashford University. She obtained her PhD in Education through a joint program between Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University, a Master's degree in Educational Technology at San Diego State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at Cal State University Long Beach. Read her full bio.
Online Teaching & Learning with Technology Master's Degree Program
The Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology focuses on developing your expertise in designing, implementing, and facilitating Instructional Technology in a variety of learning environments.Through your studies, you will connect theory and practice in the design of learning solutions for a digital age. Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies will support you in educational and professional settings. Students who successfully complete this degree program often pursue careers as instructional technology leaders, consultants and coaches, online educators, school or college technology experts, and educational entrepreneurs.
Teaching with Technology Degree Specializations
Sharpen the focus of your online education when you select your specialization for your Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology degree. Set your course to reach the pinnacle of your education career. Choose from the following specializations:
Standard Specialization (15 credits)
Students completing a Standard MATLT Specialization will expand upon their core course knowledge with emphasis in teaching and learning with technology. Among the topics, students will learn how to identify appropriate technology for teaching, learning, and assessment; how to apply technology to meet institutional and organizational needs; and explore issues in virtual learning. This specialization is meant to prepare individuals for careers as instructional coordinators, instructional designers and technologists, distance learning coordinators, training and development specialists, and computer user support specialists.
Online Educator Specialization (15 credits)
The Online Educator Specialization prepares learners for careers as instructional coordinators, instructional designers and technologists, distance learning coordinators, training and development specialists, and computer user support specialists within the field of online learning. In the specialization, learners develop an online course that integrates technology, learning theory, and professional standards to create a robust example of teaching and learning online. Learners also evaluate their own courses and peer review classmates’ courses. Topics within the specialization include instructional strategies useful for both blended and online learning, techniques for facilitating online courses, strategies for assessing online learners, and methods for collaboration and group work in an online environment.
With your Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology degree, you will be qualified to pursue a career in any of the following arenas:
- Public Schools
- Private Schools
- Charter Schools
- Corporate Training
- Online Instructor
Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions
An online degree from Ashford University does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. 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. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.
* 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).
Alabama Students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 334-353-8567 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits. State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama’s test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as administrator in a P-12 school system(s). www.alsde.edu.
Georgia Students: An education degree offered through Ashford University's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Georgia. In Georgia, an alternative route to certification is not available
Hawaii Students: An education degree offered through Ashford University's online modality does not lead to teacher licensure in the state of Hawaii. In Hawaii, an alternative route to certification is not available.
Kentucky Residents: Please be advised that although Ashford University College of Education offers a variety of programs aimed at preparing potential educators in diverse settings, our K-12 educator preparation programs are NOT accredited in Kentucky by the Education Professional Standards Board and are NOT recognized for initial, additional, or renewal of certification or salary enhancement (rank change) for K-12 educators in Kentucky. For more information, please visit the Education Professional Standards Board’s website at http://www.epsb.ky.gov/certification/outofstate.asp.
School Performance Fact Sheet – California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information
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