At a Glance

Program units

45

Average completion time

18–24 months

Cost per unit

$622

Base cost

$27,990*

Accreditation

CTC, NCATE, WASC

*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 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Education: Teaching program prepares teachers for positions at the middle and high school levels (7–12), and K–12 specialists in art, music, and physical education.

The Non-Intern option is specifically designed for the candidate who is not teaching full time and who lacks subject-matter competence. This track is also appropriate for adults making career changes, as well as for those who are teaching without fulfilling subject-matter competence.

APU also offers an Intern track for teacher candidates who are employed teaching full time in a public K–12, or WASC-approved K–12 private school in a setting and assignment approved for that credential by the credential advisor. Intern candidates must have completed their subject-matter requirements.

Program Highlights

Whether you are looking to fortify your teaching qualifications or are making a career change from another field, this program geared for the working adult learner produces some of the country's finest educators.

  • Flexible program schedules allow students to take classes just one night a week while earning their credential and/or degree.
  • 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.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

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 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.