At a Glance

Program units

30

Average completion time

12–18 months

Cost per unit

$622

Base cost

$18,660*

Accreditation

CTC, NCATE, WASC

Location

*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.

Overview

The current shortage of special education teachers creates a growing demand for educators with this credential. This program prepares teacher candidates for 21st-century teaching and learning. As APU candidates prepare to work in schools, they must know and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn. Therefore, the School of Education assesses candidates from admission through recommendation of credentials in these credential standards. As a result, APU candidates are highly sought after because they fulfill these professional standards.

The Non-Intern track suits candidates without full-time teaching contracts. Candidates can choose to earn their credential on campus or online.

APU also offers an Intern track for candidates with current full-time teaching contracts. Candidates must see an advisor for proper placement in tracks within this credential program.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

Program Highlights

  • Flexible program schedules allow students to take classes online, or while earning their credential.
  • Expert faculty offer quality instruction grounded in a Christian worldview, creating a relevant program that enables students to make a difference in their classrooms.
  • Small class sizes create a rich learning community as students progress through the program with a cohort of peers.
  • Study at a top-ranked, accredited university known for quality in academics and successful graduates.

This online degree is offered by APU’s School of Education. View additional graduate education programs.

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.