Programs

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization (also online)

    The Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization offers candidates who hold a Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential the option of an add-on teaching authorization in autism spectrum disorders.

  • 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.

  • Clear Administrative Services Credential

    For those holding a credential, this advanced training program satisfies the state requirement for professional development and prepares full-time administrators for higher-level positions.

  • 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.

    Azusa (main campus) and Orange County only
  • 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.

    Prepares graduates to assume elementary and secondary administrative positions at school site, district office or county, state, and federal levels in public or private education.

  • Educational Leadership, M.A., and PASC or PASC Internship (also online)

    Combines the school administration master’s with the PASC credential to comprehensively prepare school administrators in multicultural settings. Emphasizes a strong Christian approach to leadership.

  • Educational Psychology, M.A.Ed., and School Psychology, Ed.S., with embedded School Psychology Credential

    Prepares school psychologists to evaluate and treat students of all cultures, socioeconomic levels, and learning abilities. Requirements for the post-master's Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program.

    This program offers the following areas of study: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Clinical and Educationally Related Mental Health Counseling.

  • Educational Technology, M.A. (online)

    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.

    Online only
  • 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

    The Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Internship Credential (PASC) (also online)

    This program allows candidates to complete their credential while filling an administrative position under university and district supervision, gaining leadership skills from an ethical approach.

  • 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 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.