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.