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Education - E-Learning and New Media Design, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, CA,
The M.A. in Education option in E-Learning and New Media Design program at Cal State LA prepares school or industry-based specialists who combine skills in applying computer technology with advanced video and multimedia techniques to develop e-learning for students at all levels. 


Those who complete the program are prepared to work as teachers who use media and technology, as online educators, as technology trainers in corporations, or as managers of educational media facilities in schools or other educational and training settings. Teachers or trainers who wish to become experts in developing e-learning media and incorporating media and online teaching into their classrooms, schools or corporations should consider this program.


Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Technologies in the Classroom (3)
  • Research Methods in Education (3)
  • Introduction to Instructional Design and Technology (3)
  • Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (3)
  • Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (3)
  • Authoring Tools for Online Delivery and Universal Design for Learning (3)
  • Learning Communities and Pedagogies in Online Teaching Learning (3)
  • Graphic Design for Learning and Performance (3)
  • Introduction to Human Performance Technology (HPT) (3)
  • Applied Experiences in E-Learning and New Media Design (3)
  • E-Learning & New Media Portfolio Project (3)
  • Selected Studies in Instructional Technology (1-3)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must:

  • have a minimum 2.75 grade point average in the last 60 semester units attempted,
  • have basic computer literacy, and
  • submit a written application to the Charter College of Education and the Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education (Download the form from the Charter College of Education website.).
  • submit two letters of recommendation from university faculty or professional references, and
  • secure approved program plan from advisor.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      16248 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 16248 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      16248 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 16248 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • In-State

      8178 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8178 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Los Angeles

    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
      Living Costs

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