Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential program prepares candidates to earn a Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology degree along with an embedded Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist Preliminary Credential. This program includes comprehensive foundations courses emphasizing methods alongside specialization courses providing content required for the disabilities specialist credential. Practical classroom and fieldwork experiences provide application to theory, preparing candidates to teach in diverse settings. Advanced coursework in the emphasis area of learning and technology provides candidates with the knowledge to effectively design and infuse technology-embedded curriculum into K-12 teaching and learning environments. The mode of delivery includes face-to-face, campus-based classes, field experiences, and online courses.
Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Azusa Pacific University’s Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential Program comprises specific methods courses that are accompanied by practical classroom applications and field experiences in public school assignments.
Upon completion, the candidate will have earned both a Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist Preliminary Credential and a Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology degree.
Check with the Division of Teacher Education for locations in which this program is offered.
Computer and Software Requirements for Learning and Technology Emphasis:
- A Mac or PC laptop or notebook running the latest operating system with a word processing program
|Foundation Courses 1|
|TESP 501||Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching||3|
|TESP 511||Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design||3|
|TESP 502||Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn||3|
|TESP 512||Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners||3|
|TESP 503||The Soul of Teaching: Finding One’s Place in the Tapestry of American Education||3|
|TESP 504||Schools and Educational Systems||3|
|SPED 525||Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing||3|
|SPED 527||Teaching Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities||3|
|SPED 528||Assessment and IEP Development||3|
|SPED 529||Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Exceptional Needs||3|
|SPED 571||Clinical Practice I: Moderate to Severe Disabilities||2|
|SPED 572||Clinical Practice II: Moderate to Severe Disabilities||2|
|EDUC 540||Essentials in Learning and Technology||1|
|EDUC 546||Digital Communications||3|
|EDUC 547||Special Topics in Educational Technology||3|
|EDUC 548||Emerging Trends in Technology||3|
|EDUC 549||Capstone Experience in Learning and Technology||2|
All Foundation Courses must be completed prior to beginning clinical practice.
NOTE: Teacher candidates in master’s degree programs who have opted to waive coursework will need to take additional units to fulfill the unit requirement. Contact the Department of Special Education for a course elective listing. Completion of all credential requirements—including all examinations, coursework, and other requirements—must be met before the master’s degree will be posted. An Intent to Commence and/or Graduate form must be completed and fees paid by the deadlines set by the registrar.