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Program Overview

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The Instructional Technology program offers one master’s degree (Masters of Arts in Education:  Instructional Technology Option) and two certificates (Educational Technology, e-Learning). The M.A. in Education requires 48 units while the certificate requires 28 units (Educational Technology Certificate) or 16 units (e-Learning Certificate).

The Instructional Technology program is hands-on and student-centered. Students who enter the master's program may choose to focus on research or in development through course selection. The ETEC program is challenging and at the same time, achievable. It is possible for students to complete the ETEC program within an academic year including summer although that is not a requirement.


M.A Instructional Technology

The master's in instructional technology at CSUSB prepares students to be instructional designers, improve use of instructional technology and support the use of technology in a variety of career paths:

  • Technology Coordinator at a school or district level,
  • Instructional Materials Developer,
  • Online Instructor,
  • Online Course Developer
  • Corporate Trainer, and
  • Digital Media Designer and Developer

Students are strongly encouraged to determine before entering the program which track they want to pursue. Permissions from program advisor and coordinator are required for changes made after entering the program.

Students do not have to have extensive technology experience prior to entering the ETEC program, however successful students bring with them to the program a love of learning technology and an ability to explore new technologies independently as well as in the classroom and/or corporate settings.


The Instructional Technology Program offers two Certificates.