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Division of Teacher Education

Cultivating Difference Makers through Teacher Preparation Programs

The Division of Teacher Education prepares candidates to become school teachers and to know and demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all P–12 students grow and learn.

Combined and standalone credential programs provide the training and experience needed to qualify for California’s multiple subject and single subject teaching credentials, as well as the mild/moderate and moderate/severe special education credentials.

APU credential candidates are highly sought-after educators known for innovation and leadership in the field. The division assesses candidates from admission through recommendation of credentials in the fulfillment of the highest professional standards.

The Division of Teacher Education produces teachers who are ethical, responsive, and informed practitioners who are faithful stewards of their time, talents, and resources.

Teaching In a Post-Pandemic World

With the pandemic changing the trajectory of education, learn how K-12 teachers are handling times of uncertainty.

Which Teaching Credential is Right for Me?

If you want to be a teacher, it’s helpful to know which credential best fits your teaching goals and the kinds of students you wish to work with. For help deciding, read more about each type of teaching credential.

Meet Paul A. Flores, PhD

Paul A. Flores, PhD, has an interest in cultural diversity as it relates to teacher education and the academic achievement of all students. Learn more about the division and our faculty.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.