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Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential

Earn an Integrated Bachelor’s and Teaching Credential at Azusa Pacific University

Help meet the growing need for qualified special education, math, and science teachers in California. You’ll discover the joy of impacting young lives in the classroom by earning both a bachelor’s degree and preliminary K-12 California teaching credential in just four years. You can select from APU’s allied health, liberal studies, and math majors.

Program at a Glance

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers diverse well-rounded degree programs to prepare critical thinkers to make a difference in the world for Christ.

Application Deadline

Early Action (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Information


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Graduate ready to teach in your own K-12 classroom in just four years.
  • Connect with more than 70 school and district hiring representatives at APU’s annual Educator Hiring Fair.
  • Prepare for a classroom setting through teacher-oriented service learning and field experience.
  • Understand how to practically maximize learning for diverse student communities, including English language learners.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid


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Program Details

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

  • Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  • APU credentials are approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, transitioning to CAEP).

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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Related Programs

Liberal Studies Major

  • Azusa

Available Concentrations:

Art, English, Human Development: School Psychology Concentration, Human Development: Special Education Concentration, Math, Music, Science, Social Science, Spanish

Single Subject Teaching Credential

  • Azusa
  • Orange County
  • High Desert
  • Murrieta

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

  • Azusa
  • Orange County
  • High Desert
  • Murrieta