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Teaching Degree

Designed to give candidates the advantage of a comprehensive education, APU offers the Master of Arts in Education: Teaching in conjunction with the Single Subject Teaching Credential or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. The master’s degree is earned after all credential coursework is completed. The M.A.Ed. in Teaching Program is comprised of 15–22 units of coursework (in addition to credential units) that equip candidates with an in-depth understanding of today’s students.

M.A.Ed. in Teaching Combination Programs

Students can choose from the following teaching degree programs that combine an M.A.Ed. in Teaching with a teaching credential:

School of Education Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the School of Education receives accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), making APU one of only three private schools in California with this distinction. Further, our credential programs are accredited by California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology Program is also accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). These notable accreditations set APU graduates apart from other candidates and ensure your degree will be recognized throughout the United States and internationally.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

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.