APU's combined M.A. in Educational Leadership and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC), Tier I program qualifies educators to serve as effective instructional leaders in administrative roles. The program emphasizes a strong Christian approach and incorporates four integrative themes into all coursework: collaborative leadership and decision making for effective culturally diverse schools, instructional system design/management, care and enhancement of individuals, and moral/ethical development of students and staff.
Some students need only a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC), Tier I, also offered separately at APU in on-campus or online formats.
For students interested in earning their degree and credential entirely online, APU offers the Online M.A. in Educational Leadership and Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC), Tier I.
- Gain the professional advantage and added marketability of holding both a master's degree and credential.
- Benefit from courses and fieldwork aligned with the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL).
- Learn from expert faculty with years of experience, many actively working in school administration.
- Integrate rigorous scholarly work with the distinct tenets of the Christian faith.
School of Education Accreditation
Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the School of Education receives accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), making APU one of only three private schools in California with this distinction. Further, our credential programs are accredited by California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology Program is also accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). These notable accreditations set APU graduates apart from other candidates and ensure your degree will be recognized throughout the United States and internationally.
Azusa Pacific University held its place in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 179 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 121 institutions in the 2012 Best Colleges in the West for the seventh consecutive year.