About the Program

Program Format

With program requirements and class times tailored to the working adult, APU’s School of Education programs fit your schedule.

  • Classes meet one night a week for nine weeks.
  • Each class lasts approximately four hours.
  • Students should not take more than two courses (6 units) per term.
  • It takes most working individuals 18–24 months to finish the program, depending on requirements.
  • Six-week summer sessions are available.

Our Students

Aspiring and veteran educators from a variety of backgrounds pursue their graduate degree at APU. Most are adult students seeking to enhance their professional development, while others enter the program as a step toward a career change. Small class sizes increase opportunity for individual attention from expert faculty, making the education experience both relevant and personal.

For more about the special education degree, see the program's Frequently Asked Questions.

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.