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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 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

Department of Teacher Education

  • APU Alumnae Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious Fellowship

    Azusa Pacific University alumnae Nancy M. Harcar ’13 was selected for a 10-month fellowship project teaching English in the West Bank Palestinian Territories.

  • Full Circle

    For Diana Faatai, Ed.D.’16, work has come full circle as she transforms policies and classroom instruction throughout the same school district where she began her education journey.

Elsewhere at APU

  • For Coffee and Company

    Located within a six-mile radius of Azusa Pacific University are four extraordinary coffee shops where you can usually find APU students studying or gathered in community.

  • Constitution Day 2016

    Attend a special lecture on the U.S. Constitution as Azusa Pacific unites with schools around the country to celebrate Constitution Day.

  • Cougar Interview- Renna Nightingale '14

    An actress and prolific blogger, Renna Nightingale ’14 inspires people to turn life’s unexpected plot twists into catalysts for change and empowerment.