Glen Green, Ed.D.

Faculty Coordinator, M.A.Ed. in Special Education
Assistant Professor, Division of Teacher Education

Phone: (626) 815-5371
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Glen Green, Ed.D., has a long history with Azusa Pacific University. He is a graduate of APU’s doctoral program in educational leadership, and beginning teaching as an adjunct professor in the Department of Education in 1996. He now serves as the director of the M.A.Ed. in Special Education program after retiring from teaching in public schools, where he worked with adolescent special-needs students for 34 years. His research interests include the disposition of compassion applied to student suffering in order to be an agent of resiliency and redemption. He is also passionate about transforming school culture by examining the identity formation of those serving the educational community.


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University
  • M.Ed., Special Education: Learning Disabilities, California State University, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Sociology, Occidental College


  • Specialist: Learning Handicapped (Disabilities), Life, State of California
  • Single Subject: Social Science, Life, State of California
  • Administrative Services Credential, Clear, State of California
  • Certificate of Completion (SB 395–ELD/SDAIE), State of California

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Division of Teacher Education


  • Research Methodology (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  • Teacher Dispositions/Compassion Education
  • Transforming School Culture

Courses Taught

  • EDL 581 – Research and Leadership
  • EDL 582 – Cornerstones of Educational Leadership
  • EDL 586 – Leadership Performance Assessment
  • EDUC 526 – Capstone Experience in Educational Technology and Learning
  • EDUC 554 – Instructional Principles and Practices
  • EDUC 571 – Curriculum Foundations
  • EDUC 572 – Advanced Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 573 – Philosophy/Ethics and History of Education
  • EDUC 575 – Educational Research, Statistics, and Program Evaluation
  • SPED 536 – Rtl/Brain-based Teaching and Learning: Reading and Written Language Arts Disorders
  • SPED 565A – Field Experience I (K–12)
  • SPED 565B – Field Experience II (K–12)
  • SPED 571 – Student Teaching I (K–8)
  • SPED 581 – Historical and Philosophical Perspectives of Disabilities Studies
  • SPED 582 – Theories of Learning and Research in Disabilities Studies
  • SPED 583 – Current Trends in Curriculum and Disabilities Studies