About Online Programs
Blackboard Certified Education
Certificate in Online Teaching
MS in Online Teaching and Learning
MS in Education with an Option in Online Teaching
The Master of Science
in Education with an Option in Online Teaching and Learning prepares educators
and trainers to design, implement, and teach online courses. Students
in the master's program study the practices, theories, and protocols of
online teaching and learning while experiencing online learning themselves.
The program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
(WASC) and is offered entirely online.
will cover a wide range of topics including the virtual classroom, synchronous
vs. asynchronous learning, the use of the World-Wide Web for instruction,
multimedia instructional design for individuals with disabilities, virtual
communities, and a variety of uses of technology tools. Online courses
will be contrasted with campus or corporate based face-to-face courses
in terms of how each serves to meet the needs of individual students.
The master's program is interdisciplinary and draws upon Cal State Hayward
faculty from the School of Education and Allied Studies, the School of
Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences, the School of Business and Economics,
and the School of Science. These faculty have experienced online education
as students in online courses and as instructors in the delivery of online
courses. Experienced and outstanding part-time faculty from other institutions
of higher education and from the professional community will be available
in addition to full-time faculty from Cal State Hayward.
The master's degree is offered entirely online, so students are never
required to come to campus. Instead, students may attend from anyplace
in the world where they have Internet and World-Wide Web access. Because
of the intensive nature of online instruction, students should expect
to spend 6-12 hours or more per week on each online class. Courses are
either 5 or 10 weeks in length. Students will be able to communicate with
their instructors and advisors by email, telephone, "chat" room
office hours, and/or videoconference.
The master's program requires that students have access to a computer
and modem that is connected to the World-Wide Web. Students will have
password access to a course delivery system for all but the project/thesis
course, which will be done on a one-on-one basis, mostly via email or
web server, with their advisor.
degree requires that students:
- hold a bachelor's degree from
an accredited institution
- have earned a GPA of 3.0 in
the last 90 quarter units (or semester equivalent) of upper-division,
post-baccalaureate, and graduate-level course-work
- have filed all graduate application
materials with the office of Admissions and Records
- provide two official copies
of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
- *have a TOEFL score of 550
on paper test or 213 on computerized test OR have an official transcript
or letter from the college or university certifying that English was
the language of instruction (*only applies to international students
from countries where English is not the official language
offered through our program is a regular MS in Education from California
State University, Hayward, and the program is managed through
the Division of Extended and Continuing Education at Hayward.
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