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 SDCOE Partners with SDSU for Master’s Program

​The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) has partnered with San Diego State University (SDSU) to offer an online master’s degree program in education leadership with an emphasis in technology.

Registration starts this month and will be open through April for the 18-month, WASC-accredited program designed for school professionals who wants to be site leaders or technology officials.

“There’s a real need for a program like this,” said Alicia Gallegos Butters, who’s coordinating the program for SDCOE. “It’s just another way that we are serving the boys and girls of San Diego County by educating their teachers.”

The first cohort will begin in May.

The program has been in the works for nearly two years. It will be taught by SDSU professors and SDCOE personnel and include information about educational leadership, social media, data analysis, mobile app development, and communication.

“Given the scope of our comprehensive professional learning center, the addition of a master’s degree in educational leadership with an emphasis in technology was a logical next step for SDCOE,” said Steve Clemons, chief technology and information officer.

The total cost for the 30-unit program is $15,270. More information and application instructions are available on the SDSU website.