Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about the teaching credential and the School of Education.

How many units do I take each term?

Students may take no more than 8 units per eight-week term, which includes a maximum of two methods or education classes and their corequisite field experiences (if appropriate).

How long is a term?

Each term has two sessions (Fall I and Fall II, Spring I and Spring II). Each session is eight weeks in length. The 16-week student teaching semester covers Fall I and II or Spring I and II.

How many hours does each class session require?

Each class requires that students meet for approximately 5 hours, once a week.

How many evenings per week do I attend classes?

Students meet one night a week for eight weeks.

Does APU require theses, dissertations, or capstone projects?

Students are required to complete a capstone project for this program.

How soon can I finish this program?

This program can be completed in three terms. Depending upon the desired course load, most working individuals finish this program within two years.

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

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