About the Program

Program Details

Azusa Pacific University’s 2042 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program prepares teachers for positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K–8). The program, approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), is comprised of specific methods courses which are accompanied by practical classroom-application field experiences in both primary and upper-elementary school assignments.

All coursework and instruction is delivered from a distinctly Christian perspective, instilling in each candidate a strong foundation of ethics, compassion, and teaching competency. Individualized attention is emphasized throughout the program giving candidates the invaluable advantage of a personalized education. For undergraduate candidates in pre-professional education courses, service learning is a primary focus with candidates participating in local school districts.

Upon completion, the credential candidate will have earned both a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Master of Arts in Education: Teaching, with the credential issued first.

Program Format

With program requirements and class times tailored to the working adult, APU’s School of Education programs fit your schedule.

  • Each on-campus class meets just one night a week for nine weeks. Most students take two classes per nine-week session.
  • Each on-campus class meets for five hours or less.
  • It takes most working individuals 18–24 months to finish the program, depending on requirements.
  • Six-week summer sessions are available for some courses.

Our Students

Aspiring and veteran educators from a variety of backgrounds pursue their graduate degree at APU. Most are adult students seeking to enhance their professional development, while others enter the program as a step toward a career change. Small class sizes increase opportunity for individual attention from expert faculty, making the education experience both relevant and personal.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.