Graduate School of Education

Computer Concepts and Applications (Supplementary Authorization)

Program Overview

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in schools. These courses can be taken alone or as one of the specializations within the M.Ed. program. Candidates must hold a teaching credential (multiple or single subject) to earn a Supplementary Authorization in Computer Concepts and Applications. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for the Supplementary Authorization in Computer Concepts and Applications. Candidates apply directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to add the authorization to their credential.

All four courses in this program are offered online.

Requirements

  • EDTE 522 Technology Information Systems for Educators (3 units)
  • EDTE 524 Media and Technology in the Classroom (3 units)
  • EDTE 526 Educational Technology for Teachers (3 units)
  • EDTE 528 Software for Educators (3 units)

Courses

EDTE 522 Technology Information Systems for Educators (3 units)

This course provides an overview of technology for the classroom teacher, including issues of cyber-safety, learning environments, software, networking and professional learning communities. Students explore current and future trends in educational technology as well as participate in collaborative tech plan and grant writing scenarios.

EDTE 524 Media and Technology in the Classroom (3 units)

This course focuses on the pairing of technology with effective instructional strategies. Students in this course will implement the following technology genres: Word processing applications, organizing and brainstorming software, multimedia, data collection tools, and Web resources. This course focused on how to effectively implement technology into the classroom and better engage students in the learning process.

EDTE 526 Educational Technology for Teachers (3 units)

This course presents an introduction to basic computer structures and systems. Students increase their knowledge of both Mac and PC platforms as well as conquer basic troubleshooting issues. Students also learn to identify common software and hardware issues and develop a working knowledge of solutions as well as resources for finding solutions to possible future problems. In addition to basic computer systems, candidates will explore additional peripheral devices such as handhelds, adaptive technologies, tablets, netbooks, interactive whiteboards, and cell phones.

EDTE 528 Software for Educators (3 units)

This course provides a comprehensive overview of current educational technology programs including many web 2.0 and distance education technologies. It includes a focus on instructional design theories and an emphasis creating and utilizing resources for the K-12 classroom. Students are exposed to a variety of programs and media and will create one major project during the semester.

Currently Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall 2014

Admission Requirements

Other Requirements

  1. Minimum 3.0 upper division GPA

Application Process

Apply Online

Interested individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a graduate admission counselor to review specific program information, admission requirements, start terms, deadline dates, and review financial aid options.

Please call (805) 493-3325 to schedule an appointment to meet with a graduate admission counselor or to request information.

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