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The Department of Teacher Education prepares candidates to become school teachers and to know and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all P–12 students grow and learn.

Combined and standalone credential programs provide the training and experience needed to qualify for California’s multiple subject and single subject teaching credentials, as well as the mild/moderate and moderate/severe special education credentials.

APU credential candidates are highly sought-after educators known for innovation and leadership in the field. The department assesses candidates from admission through recommendation of credentials in the fulfillment of the highest professional standards.

The Department of Teacher Education produces teachers who are ethical, responsive, and informed practitioners who are faithful stewards of their time, talents, and resources.

Learn more about the department and our faculty.

Note: This information is current for the 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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Department of Teacher Education

  • Faculty Notes: Linda Chiang, Ed.D.

    Learn more about Chiang's recent publication.

  • APU Tackles the STEM Crisis

    APU attracts and prepares more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors who pursue advanced education and careers in these fields, according to a March 2014 Council of Independent Colleges, helping to tackle the STEM crisis.

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