APU's M.A.Ed. in Digital Teaching and Learning and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist (Preliminary) Credential, Track B is specifically designed for the candidate who is teaching full time in an appropriate setting in a public K–12 or private WASC- approved K–12 school.
This combined program offers candidates the added marketability of holding both a credential and master's degree and understanding how to effectively integrate technology into the special needs classroom.
APU also offers an M.A.Ed. in Digital Teaching and Learning and Moderate/Severe Specialist (Preliminary) Credential, Track A for candidates without current full-time teaching contracts. Candidates must see an advisor for proper placement in tracks within this credential program.
- The program's flexible hybrid format lets you take courses on campus and online while earning your credential and degree.
- Gain the skills and understanding needed to meet the needs of special education students.
- 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.
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.
Azusa Pacific University held its place in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 179 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 121 institutions in the 2012 Best Colleges in the West for the seventh consecutive year.