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Graduate Programs

The Department of Teacher Education offers the following graduate programs:

Master’s Degrees

Educational Technology, M.A. (online)

This program, conducted entirely online, empowers 21st century educators to infuse and implement technology into K-U teaching and learning classrooms and online learning communities.

Physical Education, M.S.

Prepares candidates to advance their careers, increase their marketability, and gain opportunities in a variety of positions connected to physical education, athletics, and exercise science.

  • Sport Management and Integrated Leadership
Physical Education, M.S. (online)

Prepares candidates to advance their careers, increase their marketability, and gain opportunities in a variety of positions connected to physical education, athletics, and exercise science. Candidates earn this degree entirely online.

  • Sport Management and Integrated Leadership
Special Education and Educational Technology, M.Ed.

The Master of Education: Special Education and Educational Technology (noncredential) program focuses on research-proven instructional strategies and the integration of technology into the curriculum for special needs populations.

Special Education, M.A.Ed.

Offering the master’s in special education without the credential, this program provides the training and experiences that lead to confident, competent, and compassionate care of persons with disabilities.

Special Education, M.A.Ed. (online)

The Online Master of Arts in Education: Special Education (non-credential) is designed for individuals eager to pursue a Master of Arts with emphases in classroom interventions, bilingual special education strategies, emotional disturbance (behavior analysis), autism spectrum disorders, or resource specialist. This program does not lead to a California teaching credential.

Teaching, M.A.Ed.

Offered only in conjunction with a Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, this master's degree offers educators an in-depth study of how to teach the 21st-century learner.

Combined Programs

Digital Teaching and Learning, M.A.Ed., with Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Intern

For those with full-time teaching contracts, this program combines a master's degree in digital teaching and learning with a mild/moderate disabilities credential, equipping teachers to infuse technology into the curriculum of special needs classrooms.

Digital Teaching and Learning, M.A.Ed., with Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern

Designed for candidates without full-time teaching contracts, this program combines a master's degree in digital teaching and learning with a mild/moderate disabilities credential, equipping teachers to infuse technology into the curriculum of special needs classrooms.

Digital Teaching and Learning, M.A.Ed., with Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Intern

For candidates with a full-time teaching contract, this program combines a master's degree in digital teaching and learning with a moderate/severe disabilities credential, equipping teachers to infuse technology into the curriculum of special needs classrooms.

Digital Teaching and Learning, M.A.Ed., with Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern

Designed for candidates without a full-time teaching contract, this program combines a master's degree in digital teaching and learning with a moderate/severe disabilities credential, equipping teachers to infuse technology into the curriculum of special needs classrooms.

Digital Teaching and Learning, M.A.Ed., with Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern and Intern

The Master of Arts in Education: Digital Teaching and Learning focuses on foundational tools for teachers to design and implement instructional experiences that integrate technology throughout the curriculum. Attention is given to learning theory for today’s digital learner, instructional video, and Web 2.0 tools for enhanced interactive learning.

Digital Teaching and Learning, M.A.Ed., with Single Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern and Intern

Digital Teaching and Learning focuses on foundational tools for teachers to design and implement instructional experiences that integrate technology throughout the curriculum. Attention is given to learning theory for today’s digital learner, instructional video, and Web 2.0 tools for enhanced interactive learning.

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), M.A.Ed., with Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern and Intern

The Master of Arts in Education: Gifted and Talented Education and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program empowers educators to effectively engage gifted and talented learners. Combining curricula of the credential and master’s degree, the program offers a streamlined educational package, preparing teachers for positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K–8).

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), M.A.Ed., with Single Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern and Intern

The Master of Arts in Education: Gifted and Talented Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential program empowers educators to effectively engage gifted and talented learners. Combining curricula of the credential and master’s degree, the program offers a streamlined educational package, preparing teachers for positions at the middle and high school levels (7–12) and as pre-K–12 specialists in art, music, and physical education.

Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Clear Credential

Designed for full-time special education teachers who have their Preliminary Credential, this program allows students to earn both a Master of Arts in Education: Special Education and an Education Specialist Clear Credential.

Physical Education, M.A., with Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization

Designed for candidates who possess a teaching credential in physical education and who seek to teach both adapted physical education and general physical education at the K–12 and community college levels.

Physical Education, M.A., with Single Subject Teaching Credential, Intern

Designed for candidates who are already teaching in the field, this program prepares candidates to advance their careers, increase their marketability, and gain opportunities in a variety of positions connected to physical education, athletics, and exercise science.

Physical Education, M.A., with Single Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern

Designed for candidates without teaching contracts in the field, this program prepares candidates to advance their careers, increase their marketability, and gain opportunities in a variety of positions connected to physical education, athletics, and exercise science.

Special Education, M.A.Ed., with Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Intern

For those with full-time teaching contracts, this master’s/credential program expands educators’ skill base and enhances teaching techniques in special needs classrooms.

Special Education, M.A.Ed., with Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern

For those without full-time teaching contracts, this master’s/credential program provides focused study of special needs classrooms and students under the tutelage of experienced professionals.

Special Education, M.A.Ed., with Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Intern

For those with full-time teaching contracts, this master’s/credential program expands educators’ skill base and enhances teaching techniques in special needs classrooms.

Special Education, M.A.Ed., with Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Intern (online)

For those with full-time teaching contracts, this master’s/credential program expands educators’ skill base and enhances teaching techniques in special needs classrooms.

Special Education, M.A.Ed., with Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern

For those without full-time teaching contracts, this master’s/credential program provides focused study of special needs classrooms and students under the tutelage of experienced professionals.

Special Education, M.A.Ed., with Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern (online)

For those without full-time teaching contracts, this master’s/credential program provides focused study of special needs classrooms and students under the tutelage of experienced professionals.

Teaching, M.A.Ed., with Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Intern

For full-time elementary or middle school (K-8) teachers and those on emergency permits, this master’s/credential program satisfies necessary requirements and offers professional advancement. This track is specifically designed for the candidate who is teaching full-time in an appropriate setting in a public or private K-12 school, verified and approved by the program director prior to course registration. The program is CTC and NCATE accredited.

Teaching, M.A.Ed., with Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern

The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential is offered as part of APU's combined master's/credential program. The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern, and Master of Arts in Education: Teaching program is designed for elementary or middle school (K–8) teachers. This master’s/credential program satisfies multiple-subject requirements and offers professional advancement. This track is specifically designed for the candidate who is not teaching full-time in a K–12 school. The program is CTC and NCATE accredited.

Teaching, M.A.Ed., with Single Subject Teaching Credential, Intern

For full-time middle or high school (8-12) teachers and those on emergency permits, this master’s/credential program fulfills single subject specialist requirements and facilitates professional advancement. This track is specifically designed for the candidate who is teaching full-time in an appropriate setting in a public or private K-12 school, verified and approved by the program director prior to course registration.

Teaching, M.A.Ed., with Single Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern

The Single Subject Teaching Credential is offered as part of APU's combined master's/credential program. The Single Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern, and Master of Arts in Education: Teaching program is designed for middle or high school (8-12) teachers. This master’s/credential program fulfills single subject specialist requirements and facilitates professional advancement. This track is specifically designed for the candidate who is not teaching full-time in a K-12 school.

Credentials

2042 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Intern

The 2042 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Intern, offered as part of APU's combined master's/credential program, prepares teachers for positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K-8). This track is specifically designed for the candidate who is teaching full-time in an appropriate setting in a public or private K-12 school, verified and approved by the program director prior to course registration. The program is CTC and NCATE accredited.

2042 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern

The 2042 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program, offered as part of APU's combined master's/credential program, prepares teachers for positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K-8). This track is specifically designed for the candidate who is not teaching full-time in a K-12 school. The program is CTC and NCATE accredited.

2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential, Intern

The 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential, Intern, offered as part of APU's combined master's/credential program, prepares teachers for positions at the middle and high school levels (7-12), and K-12 specialists in art, music, and physical education. This track is specifically designed for the candidate who is teaching full-time in an appropriate setting in a public or private K-12 school, verified and approved by the program director prior to course registration.

2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern

The 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential, Non-Intern, offered as part of APU's combined master's/credential program, prepares teachers for positions at the middle and high school levels (7-12), and K-12 specialists in art, music, and physical education. This track is specifically designed for the candidate who is not teaching full-time in a K-12 school.

Clear Credential Induction

This program provides an efficient path for meeting state requirements for a professional clear credential.

Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Intern

For contracted teacher interns, this credential in special education imparts the specialized knowledge and skills necessary for teachers of mild to moderately disabled students.

Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern

For noncontracted teachers, this special education credential program prepares educators to skillfully and compassionately guide mild to moderately disabled students.

Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Intern

APU's Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist Preliminary Credential, Intern suits candidates with current full-time teaching contracts. Candidates must see an advisor for proper placement in tracks with this credential program.

Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Intern (online)

APU's Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist Preliminary Credential, Intern suits candidates with current full-time teaching contracts. Candidates must see an advisor for proper placement in tracks with this credential program.

Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern

APU's Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern suits candidates without full-time teaching contracts. Candidates must see an advisor for proper placement in tracks with this credential program.

Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist (K–12) Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern (online)

APU's Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist Preliminary Credential, Non-Intern suits candidates without full-time teaching contracts. Candidates must see an advisor for proper placement in tracks with this credential program.

Certificates

ELL/CTEL/CLAD Certificate (online)

This online program prepares credentialed teachers to work with second-language learners

GATE Certificate (online)

The Online Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program empowers educators to effectively address the challenges of the 21st-century classroom. Designed for candidates interested in gaining GATE competency without earning a master’s degree, the certificate program enables educators to maximize student learning.

Authorizations

Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization

This is a secondary authorization that enables the physical education teacher to teach students ranging from preschool through adult school, conduct assessments, and report findings through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process.

Credential Added Authorizations in Special Education

This add-on teaching authorization in special education allows candidates to earn an authorization in one of the following areas: autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbance, or resource specialist. The authorization can be added to an existing special education mild/moderate teaching credential to expand the scope of instruction for current teachers.

Credential Added Authorizations in Special Education (online)

The Online Added Authorizations in Special Education offers candidates who hold a Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential the option of an add-on teaching authorization in autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbance, or resource specialist.

Note: This information is current for the 2013–14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.