At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

24 months

Cost per unit


Base cost




*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.

Administrative Credential

Designed for full-time administrators who hold a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC), this professional administrative credential offers mentoring, support, and advanced coursework to evaluate and improve administrators' effectiveness. Candidates are challenged to develop visionary leadership through a program tailored to their individual needs.

Candidates who have received the PASC and are employed in an administrative position have five years to obtain the Clear Administrative Services Credential.

Administrative Credential Program Highlights

  • If you hold a credential, gain the skills and preparation needed to serve as a full-time administrator in higher level positions.
  • Integrate applicable knowledge and experience based on the needs of your current role.
  • Gain valuable skills and feedback grounded in a Christian worldview.
  • A flexible format allows you to take classes through a one-on-one mentor approach.

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), which is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit Gainful Employment Disclosures.
Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.