In the accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program at APU, students may complete their degree in 19 months in a traditional classroom setting. The 48-unit curriculum is concentrated into four-hour class sessions once a week, offered in a lock-step format that coordinates class and work schedules and enables students to begin the program as it suits their schedules. For students' convenience, all texts and materials are delivered directly to their classroom.
Courses are taught sequentially, and the rich diversity of experiences which students bring to the class result in lively discussions involving shared learning. Because students stay with the same group throughout the course of the program, they develop a strong rapport with other group members, who act as a support system through the completion of the degree. Many students find the networking opportunities that arise through participating in the program to be invaluable.
More than 145 cohorts of adult students have successfully completed this accelerated teaching degree program, with new groups forming continually.
Student Body Profile
- Prospective elementary school teachers or special education teachers
- Paraprofessionals, such as teacher aides, drawing upon their rich experiences
- Adults, 22 years and older, with at least two years of college (60 semester units or more)
- Experienced adult learners with two years of relevant work experience