At a Glance

Program units

45

Average completion time

18–24 months

Cost per unit

$672

Base cost

$30,240*

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. View additional tuition information.

Earn Your Teaching Credential and Master’s Degree

Azusa Pacific University’s 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential and master's program prepares teachers for positions at the middle and high school levels (6-12) and as K-12 specialists in art, music, and physical education. Upon completion, the credential candidate will have earned both a 2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential and a Master of Arts in Education: Teaching.

The program, approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, transitioning to CAEP), meets pre-professional and professional course requirements, and is accompanied by practical classroom application in middle schools and high schools.

Are You Currently Teaching?

The credential and master's program offers two separate tracks tailored to your career status:

The Non-Intern option is specifically designed for the candidate who is not currently teaching full time and who lacks subject-matter competence. This track is also appropriate for adults making career changes, as well as for those who are teaching without fulfilling subject-matter competence.

The Intern track serves teacher candidates who are employed teaching full time in a public K–12, or WASC-approved K–12 private school in a setting and assignment approved for that credential by the credential advisor. Intern candidates must have completed their subject-matter requirements.

Program Highlights

Whether you are looking to fortify your teaching qualifications or are making a career change from another field, this program geared for the working adult learner produces some of the country's finest educators.

  • Each class meets just one night a week, providing added flexibility for working students as they earn their degree and credential.
  • Expert faculty offer quality instruction grounded in a Christian worldview, creating a relevant program that enables students to make a difference in their classrooms.
  • Small class sizes create a rich learning community as students progress through the program with a cohort of peers.

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 secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

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.