Earn Your Teaching Credential and Master’s Degree
Azusa Pacific University’s 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential and master's program prepares teachers for positions at the middle and high school levels (6-12) and as K-12 specialists in art, music, and physical education. Upon completion, the credential candidate will have earned both a 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential and a Master of Arts in Education: Teaching.
The program, approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, transitioning to CAEP), meets pre-professional and professional course requirements, and is accompanied by practical classroom application in middle schools and high schools.
Whether you are looking to fortify your teaching qualifications or are making a career change from another field, this program geared for the working adult learner produces educators known for their skill and compassion.
- Each class meets just one night a week, providing added flexibility for working students as they earn their degree and credential.
- Expert faculty offer quality 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.
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.