Earn Your Multiple Subject Credential and Master’s in Teaching

Blending practitioner-based courses with theory and best practices, the Master of Arts in Education: Teaching and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential is a dynamic program that prepares teachers for positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K–8). Special attention is given to context for evaluation, analysis, and continuous improvement of teaching practice that, alongside practical classroom training, creates a lasting learning experience for educators.

Program Highlights

Whether you are looking to fortify your teaching qualifications or are making a career change from another field, this teacher certification program produces educators who are known for their creativity and commitment to students.

  • Learn with and from a group of peers passionate about their calling as educators.
  • Benefit from a broad range of clinical experiences, providing opportunities to apply theory to practice in diverse settings.
  • Each class meets just one night a week, allowing added flexibility for working students as they earn their degree and credential.
  • Expert faculty offer comprehensive 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 WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, the School of Education receives accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 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 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 that your degree will be recognized throughout the United States and internationally.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

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.