Educational Technology Masters Cohort

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Thanks for your interest in the CSUN Ed Technology  Masters program.  For details about the program click here.

There is a two stage process for applying to the EdTechMA program. You must complete both the University Application and the Department Application. Both of these applications are completed online.

A. University Application:

Most applicants, who are not current CSUN students, need to complete the University Application. This form is available at


In your application, use the following information to specify the MA program for Secondary Education - Computer in Educational Technology

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This process will involve having your undergraduate records sent to the university.  The department only gets a record of these after your csumentor application is complete.  You may need to follow up to make sure that documents have been recieved.  You can call the admissions office at (818) 677-3700.

Current (or very recent) CSUN graduate students do not need to apply to the University - they can submit a "Change of Objective for Graduate Students" form. This form is available at


Applications to the university require a bachelors degree with an undergraduate GPA over 3.0 or a passing GRE score. Unfortunately the university does not take grades from credential classes into account. Students whose GPA is between 2.5 and 3.0 will be admitted conditionally. They must submit a passing GRE score by the end of the first year (50% on at least one of the three tests of the general GRE - content specific GRE tests are not required). Students whose undergraduate GPA was above 3.0 do not need to take the GRE. For information on taking the general GRE exam visit

Deadline for the University Application

Applicants can complete the University Application at any time. However, to receive full consideration, it must be submitted online by May 15, 2017. Applicants will receive a notice of their standing with the university (denied, conditionally classified or fully classified). Acceptance to the university does not imply acceptance for the Educational Technology MA Cohort.

B. Department Application:

> Online Department Application 

To be considered for the MA cohort for Computers in Educational Technology (aka EdTechMA) you must be accepted by the university (either conditional or fully classified) and submit the Department Application. The Department application is an online form (linked above). You will need to register an account (create a login and password and profile) to get to the application form.

In addition to completing the online form, you need to arrange to have two letters of reference sent to the department. Your letters should be from people familiar with your teaching or other work. At least one should be from someone knowledgeable about your use of technology. The letters should be sent to the following address:

Graduate Advisor
Department of Secondary Education

California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA 91330-8265

Deadline for the Departmental Application
The departmental application will be available on March 1st 2013. You can complete this at any time until the program is full. To be guaranteed full consideration, you must complete the application online by May 15, 2017. Applications may be accepted after this date but once the program is full, no further applications will be considered.

C. Other Requirements:

Teaching & Credentian Requirement
There is a requirement that MA students have at least one (erroneously listed as three years before) year of teaching experience and a CA teaching credential before completing their masters degree. These requirement can be waived for students who are working in different environments (e.g. private school, industry, higher education or district level work). If you will need a waiver, discuss this with the EdTechMA program advisor before applying.

The teaching requirement is satisfied with a letter from your principal in your final semester before graduation.  The credential requirement is satisfied by providing the graduate division with a copy of your CA credential.

Writing Exam
All students must pass the CSUN Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) by the end of their first year in the program. If you completed this as part of an undergraduate program at CSUN then you do not need to retake it. All other students will be admitted conditionally and will have until the end of their first year to pass this test. For more information go to



Other MA programs
CSUN Secondary Education Department offers masters programs in Math Education, English Education, Science Education, Multilingual and Multicultural Education and Curriculum & Instruction. For more information see

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