Welcome

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.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

  • APU Hosts Race Matters in College Seminar

    The Department of Higher Education welcomed Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate School of Education, as the featured speaker of the Critical Issues in Higher Education seminar in late summer.

  • Anatomy of a Learner

    Sarah O’Dell ’16 is an academic, who loves to learn. She loves the process of becoming broadly educated and believes it is connected to her calling. Her proficiency in research led to acceptance into MD/Ph.D. programs with still more interviews.

  • Film Students on Set Learn 'Reel' World Skills

    “The idea just came to me,” said Lauren Meyering, ’17, cinematic arts major and director/writer of Foolish Smarts and How to Lose Them, a student film produced as one of APU’s senior capstone projects in the Department of Cinematic Arts.