Brandman University

MAE, Instructional Technology, Teaching the 21st Century Learner


16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor

Irvine, CA 92618

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MAE, Instructional Technology, Teaching the 21st Century Learner

Format: Online

Program Description:

This program is designed for students currently teaching in the K-12 system that want to broaden their knowledge as scholar-practitioners. The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, Teaching the 21st Century Learner prepares students to work in school districts as software designers, programmers or educators that use computers primarily for teaching. Students will be introduced to a full range of educational tools including computer-assisted instruction, electronic grade books, teacher utilities, networked learning environments and lesson authoring. In addition to Instructional Technology, Teaching the 21st Century Learner alternative emphasis areas for the Master of Education degree include:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Instructional Technology, Leadership and Instructional Design
  • Leadership in Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Professional Learning Community

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Instructional Design and Application:Facilitate transferable, curricular-based, assessable learning opportunities to specific student audiences (K-12 and/or higher education) through selection, and professional application of a variety of appropriate 21st century tools, strategies, and skills.
  • Research:Evaluate the various educational research paradigms and develop a theoretical research project utilizing one or more of the methodologies.
  • Democratic Schools:Apply democratic principles to an authentic educational context.
  • Global Perspectives:  Analyze best practices of global educational systems.
  • Learning Theory:Utilize theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
  • Curriculum Design:Evaluate curriculum design and curricular decisions as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
  • Ethics:Analyze issues and make ethical decisions within an educational context.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

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Classification: Master's College or University I

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