The special education credential program contains a Track A specifically designed for the candidate who is not teaching full time in a K–12 school and/or who lacks subject-matter competence. This track is appropriate for adults making career changes as well as those who are teaching without fulfilling subject-matter competence. Candidates can choose to earn their master's degree and credential on campus or online.
APU also offers a Special Education, M.A.Ed. and Moderate/Severe Specialist (Preliminary) Credential, Track B for candidates with current full-time teaching contracts. Candidates must see an advisor for proper placement in tracks within this credential program.
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.