At a Glance

Program units

36

Average completion time

15-24 months

Cost per unit

$622

Base cost

$22,392*

Accreditation

CTC, NCATE, WASC

*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.

Overview

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.

Program Highlights

  • 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.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

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.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Note: This information is current for the 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.