Welcome

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.

Meet the Faculty

Chinaka DomNwachukwu, Ph.D., is associate dean for Diversity and Values and a professor in the Department of Teacher Education.

Learn more about the department and our faculty.

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.

News & Features

  • Why La La Land Matters

    APU film and theater experts discuss the acclaim of La La Land, Damien Chazzele’s vibrant, dreamlike musical, and this year’s top grossing Oscar-nominated movie.

  • California Poet Laureate Visits APU

    Dana Gioia, poet laureate for the state of California, visited APU as part of the James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture series.

  • Assemblymember's Swearing-in Encourages Optimism

    Surrounded by family, friends, and elected officials, California’s new Assemblymember to the 48th District Blanca E. Rubio, ’99, M.A. ’03 (D), took the oath of office before a standing-room-only crowd on January 28 at APU's Munson Chapel.