About the Program
APU’s M.A.Ed. in Digital Teaching and Learning and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential program combines teaching methods courses and practical classroom application, giving teachers a comprehensive approach to learning in the 21st-century special education classroom.
The program is offered in two distinct tracks to accommodate educators from various points of entry. The credential offers a Non-Intern track for those without a full-time teaching contract; the Intern track is for the currently contracted teacher. Students must see an advisor for proper placement in tracks with this credential program.
This dynamic program offers students the flexibility of earning their master’s degree and credential in a hybrid format, blending on-campus coursework with online classes to create a relevant learning experience. Upon completion of the combined program, graduates are highly marketable and eagerly recruited, holding both a credential and master’s degree, as well as the skills to integrate technology into special needs curriculum. Students who complete the Preliminary, Non-Intern credential are granted five years during which t