Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate
Azusa Pacific University’s Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate offers comprehensive preparation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for successful careers in education, psychology, and social work. Courses are taught by experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts who currently practice in the field and impart their knowledge at every class session. Approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, APU’s program meets the latest, Fourth Edition Task List requirements set forth by the board.
Clinical Counseling Certificate
This four-course certificate program is designed to be an addendum to a candidate’s existing master’s degree coursework. The certificate helps retool and prepare school counselors and school psychologists for the clinical, mental health field.
Educational Counseling, M.A.Ed., and embedded School Counseling Credential
Prepares school counselors to communicate with and guide students of all cultures, socioeconomic levels, and learning abilities. Requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program.
Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
Equips and deepens educational practitioners’ capacity to lead, inspire, and work to ensure equity in K-12 educational settings. As scholar-practitioners, graduates are eligible to enter higher education as faculty members who teach and conduct research on K-12 education.
Educational Technology, M.A.
This program, conducted entirely online, empowers 21st century educators to infuse and implement technology into K-U teaching and learning classrooms and online learning communities.
Educational and Clinical Counseling, M.A.Ed., and embedded School Counseling Credential
Prepares candidates to serve as professional counselors in both school and clinical settings. Requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program, along with the educational requirements for California state licensure as a LPCC.
Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
Learn how to make a difference in special needs classrooms. Expert faculty instruct and guide from a distinctly Christian perspective, leading to a compassionate, caring, and ethical approach to teaching. Candidates build the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn through engaging, technology-driven experiences.
Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
This program empowers candidates to effectively integrate technology into the special needs classroom. Coursework delves into instructional strategy, behavioral support, intervention, and assessment for students with moderate/severe disabilities, as well as core classes in educational technology and learning.
Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Equip yourself with the foundational tools for designing and implementing instructional experiences that integrate technology throughout the curriculum, and gain essential skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including instructional video, web tools for enhanced interactive learning, digital communications, and emerging trends in the field.
Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Single Subject Teaching Credential
The learning and technology program focuses on foundational tools for teachers to design and implement instructional experiences that integrate technology throughout the curriculum. Graduates gain essential skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including instructional video, web tools for enhanced interactive learning, digital communications, and emerging trends in the field.
Liberal Studies Major
The Liberal Studies major provides future teacher candidates planning to be elementary school teachers with a broad knowledge base, making it possible to teach subjects up to a basic ninth-grade level.
This program offers the following areas of study: Adaptive Physical Education, Art, English, Math, Music, Physical Education, Psychology, Science I (Life or Biological Science), Science II (Physics or Physical Science), Social Science, Spanish, and Special Education.
Liberal Studies Minor
Gain elementary subject-matter preparation along with practical field experience as you learn about the impact of culture on education and acquire the skills needed to serve in today’s educational world.
Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
This special education credential program prepares educators to skillfully and compassionately guide mild to moderately disabled students.
Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
This special education credential program prepares educators to skillfully and compassionately guide moderately to severely disabled students.
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
The standalone credential program offers streamlined preparation for teaching positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K–8). Combining comprehensive methods courses with practical classroom application and clinical practice, the program enables candidates to serve the unique academic needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
PPS: School Counseling Credential
This credential program is designed for students who have already earned a Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology and PPS Credential in School Psychology.
PPS: School Psychology Credential
This credential program is designed for students who have already earned a Master of Arts in Education: Educational Counseling and PPS Credential in School Counseling.
School Psychology, Ed.S., with embedded Educational Psychology, M.A.Ed., and School Psychology Credential
Prepares school psychologists to evaluate and treat students of all cultures, socioeconomic levels, and learning abilities. In addition to the Ed.S. degree, requirements for the master’s degree and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program. Additional degree pathways are available to add an ABA or EHRMS specialization.
This program offers the following areas of study: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Clinical and Educationally Related Mental Health Counseling.
Single Subject Teaching Credential
Prepare for teaching positions at the middle and high school levels (7-12) with this standalone credential program that blends foundational learning, specialization courses, and clinical practice in a streamlined format. Teacher candidates gain skills to creatively and collaboratively enhance student learning and achievement in their classrooms.
Special Education, M.A.Ed., and Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
This program prepares educators to effectively teach students with special learning needs, including specific learning or language disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, emotional difficulties, and behavioral disorders. Course content enables candidates to take what they learn and immediately apply it in the teaching environment.
Special Education, M.A.Ed., and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
Develop advanced skills to serve students with special needs. The program provides an essential foundation of special education theory, methods, and practical teaching experience. Candidates explore relevant issues, including behavior support, inclusion strategies, and modified classroom instruction.
Teaching, M.A.Ed., and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Blending practitioner-based courses with graduate work in research and best practices, this program prepares teachers for positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K-8). Methods coursework and practical classroom training create a lasting learning experience for educators.
Teaching, M.A.Ed., and Single Subject Teaching Credential
This program equips teachers for the middle and high school levels (7-12), and as K-12 specialists in art, music, and physical education. Candidates complete advanced coursework in research and best practices, and apply new teaching-methods knowledge directly in the classroom to enhance student learning.
Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.