The 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential, Intern 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 Intern option is 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 as appropriate for that credential by the credential advisor. Intern candidates must have completed their subject-matter requirements.
APU also offers a 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Education: Teaching, Non-Intern 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.
Tailored for those who are currently teaching full time in a 6–12 school as well as single subject specialists in art, music, and physical education (Pre-K–12), the Single Subject Credential, Intern program offers an efficient path toward professional development. Teacher candidates may petition for transition into this internship program upon completion of all requirements and the offer of full-time employment. Offered in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Education, 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.
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.
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.