About the Program
APU candidates prepare to work in schools as teachers and they must know and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all candidates learn. Therefore, the School of Education assesses candidates from admission through recommendation of credentials in these credential standards. As a result, our candidates are highly sought after because of fulfillment of these professional standards.
APU offers a variety of programs in special education. All special education candidates must participate in supervised field experience, clinical practice, and develop an ePortfolio through TaskStream. These are state-approved, ELL-embedded programs.
Credential courses are combined with selected courses required for a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Special Education. Master’s degree coursework usually follows completion of credential programs. These are also state-approved ELL-embedded programs.
With program requirements and class times tailored to the working adult, APU’s School of Education programs fit your schedule.
- Each on-campus class meets just one night a week for eight weeks. Most students take two classes per eight-week session.
- Each on-campus class meets for five hours or less.
- It takes most working individuals 1.5 years to finish the program, depending on requirements.
Aspiring and veteran educators from a variety of backgrounds pursue their graduate degree at APU. Most are adult students seeking to enhance their professional development, while others enter the program as a step toward a career change. Small class sizes increase opportunity for individual attention from expert faculty, making the education experience both relevant and personal.
Note: This information is current for the 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.