Master of Arts in Education: Educational Technology Concentration

Educational Technology

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Develop advanced knowledge and skills in technology literacy.

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Students in Cornerstone University’s Master of Arts in Education: Educational Technology program develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success when working with and leading students in technology.


The regionally-accredited curriculum provides realistic guidance as well as best-practice theories for educational leadership from a Christ-centered worldview. Coursework is divided into individual and group projects through which you'll learn how to effectively manage in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while developing your leadership and communication skills.

Convenience and Flexibility

With course offerings online and in-class, you will maximize your educational experience while still maintaining your work and family life. Classes meet one night per week in one of our three campus locations and online. Upon starting a degree, you will continue through the program with your classmates as a cohort. With an average of 15 students in each cohort, students receive one-on-one attention from faculty while gleaning insights from other students' personal and professional experience.


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Program Details

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Graduate degree programs offered by Professional & Graduate Studies are designed for working adults who are career-minded individuals with a passion to influence their workplace and community.  

Program Outcomes

This degree program offered by the Professional & Graduate Studies program provides the knowledge and skills required for leadership in one’s profession as well as personal skills needed for effective performance. Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply Christian worldview principles in the workplace
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms
  • Demonstrate professional skills
  • Exhibit knowledge of core subject area
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural communication and collaboration

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete at least 24 credit hours at Cornerstone University
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work
  • Completion of all degree requirements within 5 years
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Graduation application filed

Admission Requirements

  • Submit application with applicable fee
  • Official transcripts
  • One year of successful classroom teaching
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 in undergraduate course work from accredited colleges/universities
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of teacher’s certification document
  • Maximum of 6 master-level credit hours may be transferred from accredited colleges/universities
  • Students whose primary language is not English must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 577 (paper-based), 233 (computer-based), 90-91 (internet-based) or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0

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Program Courses

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The Master of Arts in Education: Educational Technology is a 35 credit-hour program that students can expect to complete in 18-22 months.

Core Courses

Issues in Education | 3 credits; 7 weeks

An overview of the philosophy of education. The course introduces the Christian worldview as it relates to education within the context of educational leadership, global issues, diversity and choice, technology, learning disabilities, literacy, curriculum, etc. Specific emphasis is placed on how issues impact decision making at the administrative and classroom levels. 

Technology | 3 credits; 7 weeks

An emphasis on providing a conceptual framework for technology and a means for using technology as a tool in the educational setting. Administrators and teachers find ways to become leaders in the use of technology within the school. Instruction is given in the areas of using technology to facilitate inquiry-based learning, in finding and developing resources, in using computers in the classroom, and in exploring ways to use the Internet as an instructional tool. 

Curriculum, Assessment and Instructional Theory | 3 credits; 7 weeks

A review of current professional organization and governmental curriculum standards. The course also provides guidance in developing objectives, assessments and strategies in working with a variety of student populations in the inclusive classroom. 

Research | 3 credits; 7 weeks

A review of current best practice methods as indicated by meta-research. The course reviews data related to student achievement (local and beyond) and provides direction on how to use teacher/administrator-developed data to improve student learning. Finally, it provides a framework to use data as a basis for professional reflection. 

Master’s Project A | 2 credits; 4 weeks

Identification of an area of need in the educational system that the student would like to create and develop a solution to through a master’s project in EDU-595. The master’s project is generally done in the area of educational leadership, curriculum development and assessment, school management, or educational technology dependent on MAED concentration. In EDU-593, students propose a master’s project and complete a literature review.  Prerequisite EDU-553. 

Reading Diagnostic Tools and Remediation  | 3 credits; 7 weeks

An introduction to diagnostic tools and remediation strategies within the context of the differentiated instruction model. The course incorporates instruction in the following areas: interest inventories, English language learning, visual and auditory discrimination tools, language expression and processing screening, phonemics, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, spelling, writing and writing assessment tools and best practice instructional strategies in all areas of literacy.  

Community Building and Educational Leadership  | 3 credits; 7 weeks

An investigation of institutional structures (including technology), managing and creating change, administrative/teacher cooperation, teacher/teacher cooperation and community involvement. Ways to help teachers and administrators remain successful, such as stress management and conflict management, are explored. 

Master’s Project B | 3 credits; 4 weeks

Completion of a project that fills an area of need in the educational system. In EDU-593, students identify the area of need and complete a literature review.  Throughout the program, the student continues to refine and develop the proposal, adding useful resources in order to complete the project. The master’s project is generally done in the area of educational leadership, curriculum development and assessment, or school management, or educational technology depending on MAED concentration. Prerequisite EDU 593. 

Educational Technology Courses

Issues in Technology | 3 credits; 7 weeks

An overview of the philosophy of technology as it is used in education. A Christian worldview is introduced as it relates to educational technology. Within this context, issues such as current educational technology research, security, privacy, copyright and other issues that affect educators using technology are explored. An examination of state and national technology standards are introduced as well as exploring emerging hardware and web-based technology.  

Instructional Design, Assessment and Evaluation | 3 credits; 7 weeks

The course will focus on the study and design of effective blended and online curriculum or training materials.  

Designing Multimedia | 3 credits; 7 weeks

Focusing on multimedia software, explore the creation of multimedia presentations using authoring software, audio and video production software, and video-conferencing tools. Specific attention is paid to best practices in multimedia design as it is applicable to teaching, professional development and other forms of training.  

Teaching in an Online Environment | 3 credits; 7 weeks

An introduction to the concept and philosophy behind online teaching. Students design and deliver sustainable online experiences for their students.  

Career Paths

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A Master of Arts in Education can lead you into various career paths:

  • Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • Adult Educator
  • Instructor in Higher Education
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • and more!