School of Education

Overview

The School of Education at Azusa Pacific University equips teachers and administrators for excellence and leadership in educational settings. Offering graduate education degrees, the school provides an Ed.D. program and accredited teaching credential and master’s programs, including degrees in special education, school counseling and school psychology, and educational technology.

For a full listing of programs and affiliated faculty, please visit the appropriate department or division pages: Educational Leadership, School Counseling and School Psychology, and Teacher Education.

Affiliated Programs

Bachelor’s Degree Program

APU offers a number of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved subject-matter programs for candidates completing their bachelor’s degrees. The School of Education collaborates with other departments in the university that offer the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies in preparation for careers in education. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a traditional undergraduate B.A. in Liberal Studies. University College also offers an accelerated B.A. in Liberal Studies that is available online.

Note: Candidates with an incomplete bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 45 transferable units may qualify for APU’s liberal studies bachelor’s degree completion program that prepares candidates for taking the CSET prior to admission to a Master of Arts in Education and teaching credential program. Please contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for more information.

Graduate Physical Education Programs

APU offers programs in graduate physical education. The Master of Arts in Physical Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential, Master of Arts in Physical Education with an Added Authorization in Adapted Physical Education, and the Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, transitioning to CAEP) and are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). For further information, please visit the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences.

School Librarianship Programs

APU offers programs in school librarianship. These programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, transitioning to CAEP) and are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). For further information, please visit University Libraries.

School Nurse Services Credential

APU offers a program in school nursing services. The School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). For further information, please visit the School of Nursing.

Faculty

Dean

Anita Fitzgerald Henck, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Diversity and Values

Chinaka DomNwachukwu, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for External Partnerships

Kent Bechler, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment

Rebekah Harris, M.S.

Professor

Kathleen Fletcher Bacer, Ed.D.

Lewis Bonney, Ph.D.

Michelle Cox, Ph.D.

Randy Fall, Ph.D.

Ruth Givens, Ed.D.

Ying Hong Jiang, Ph.D.

Gregory Kaiser, Ph.D.

Yvette Latunde, Ed.D.

HeeKap Lee, Ph.D.

Robert Martin, Ph.D.

David R. Morrison, Ed.D.

Gary Railsback, Ph.D.

Gail Reeder, Ph.D.

Calvin Roso, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Ann Palmer Bradley, Ed.D.

Jessica Cannaday, Ph.D.

Jennifer Courduff, Ph.D.

JoAnn Jurchan, Ed.D.

Gregory Richardson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Tammy Bachrach, Ph.D.

Richard Barsh, Ed.D.

Craig W. Bartholio, Ed.D.

Kathleen Bautista, Ed.D.

Catherine Hahs Brinkley, Ed.D.

Roberta Clarke, Ed.D.

Ie May Freeman, Ed.D.

Joyce Gomez-Najarro, Ph.D.

Glen Green, Ed.D.

Angela J. Guta, Ph.D.

Janet Hanson, Ed.D.

Stacy Kula, Ph.D.

Maureen E. Latham, Ed.D., Superintendent in Residence

William Loose, Ed.D.

Heather Maguire, Psy.D.

Amber Lynwood, Ed.D.

Gregory Plutko, Ed.D., Superintendent in Residence

Ursula Reveles, Ed.D.

Michael Salce, Ed.D.

David Stevens, Ed.D.