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Steven Wentland, Ed.D.O.L.

Associate Professor of Liberal Studies
Phone: (626) 815-5312
Fax: (626) 387-5720
Steven J. Wentland, Ed.D.O.L., is an associate professor at APU. He is currently the cofounder and president of America's Battle of the Books, the largest reading-incentive battle of the books program in America. The program is recognized nationally and reaches to many international schools. He has authored two teacher-educational textbooks, the most recent is The Christian Teacher: Ethical, Insightful and Knowledgeable. In addition, he is the creator of Foundations of Freedom - a competition-style program in grades K-12 that allows students to discover, legally and objectively in a public school setting, the significance religion has played in American History. He hopes this program will be the largest of its kind in America within a few years. He also is a national and international presenter on ‘teaching about religion’. He is presently completing his new book, Wisdom: What it is and what it ain’t! , as well as, a radio inspirational commentary for teachers, But God...what about me? He recently implemented a new service-learning program called S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S., which allows university students to help teachers teach core curriculum standards in the classroom. He is also a board member on two national non-profit organizations and in his spare time enjoys his 21-acre ranch in the San Emigdio Mountains.


Ed.D. - Organizational Leadership, Pepperdine University
M.Ed. - Education Management, University of La Verne
B.A. - Humanities/Philosophy, Fresno Pacific College

State of California Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential General Subjects
State of California Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential


  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Undergraduate Programs


  • First Amendment Issues
  • Prayer and Religion in the Classroom
  • Teacher Education
  • Understanding the Activity of God

Courses Taught

EDLS 496 – Senior Seminar: Education and Professional Ethics
TEP 505 – Educational Foundations and Classroom Experiences (K–8)
TEP 506 – Educational Foundations and Classroom Management (K–8)
TEP 525 – Clinical Experiences in Teaching Mathematics (K–8)
TEP 526 – Methods of Teaching Mathematics (K–8)
TEP 535 – Clinical Experiences in Teaching Science (K–8)
TEP 536 – Methods of Teaching Science (K–8)
TEP 545 – Clinical Experiences with Integrating the Humanities (K–8)
TEP 546 – Methods of Integrating the Humanities (K–8)