The Department 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 department assesses candidates from admission through recommendation of credentials in the fulfillment of the highest professional standards.
The Department of Teacher Education produces teachers who are ethical, responsive, and informed practitioners who are faithful stewards of their time, talents, and resources.
Meet the Faculty
Chinaka DomNwachukwu, Ph.D., is associate dean for Diversity and Values and a professor in the Department of Teacher Education.
Learn more about the department and our faculty.