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About the Program

Why This Major is Relevant

As technology, outsourcing, and intertwined national economies make our world smaller, the education of our youth in the United States has become an important issue. It is critical that American children gain the foundational education they need to compete for jobs and resources in a global marketplace. Public and private elementary and middle school teachers play a critical role in the education of our future professionals. Christian teachers also have the opportunity to equip students with personal character and ethical and moral standards. APU liberal studies majors are uniquely prepared to meet this need, developing their students for future success.

Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

Students in this program participate in approximately 72 hours of teacher-oriented service learning field experience through several core liberal studies/undergraduate education K–8 courses.

Every spring, APU hosts a Teacher Career Forum where local public school districts and private schools connect with APU students for networking and job opportunities.

Students who wish to go on to earn a teaching credential can do so in only one additional year through APU’s teacher education programs.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.