About the Program

Program Details

Program coursework and instruction are 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.

All single subject teachers receive certification to teach in a specific content area through their subject-matter competence, which is achieved either by completing a CTC-approved subject-matter program or passing the CSET in a content area appropriate for the field of teaching.

Upon completion, the teaching credential candidate will have earned both a 2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential and a Master of Arts in Education: Teaching. The master’s degree is earned after the candidate has completed all requirements for the Preliminary Credential and program coursework. This is a 2042 Preliminary Credential with ELL authorization.

In addition, to further prepare themselves as highly marketable educators, single subject candidates are encouraged to obtain a supplementary authorization along with their credential.

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.