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About the Department

The modern classroom environment encompasses a wide array of cultural backgrounds, social levels, and learning abilities. The Master of Arts in Education: Educational and Clinical Counseling; Master of Arts in Education: Educational Counseling; and Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology and Educational Specialist Degree prepare professionals with an in-depth understanding of the numerous issues facing students today. Graduates are better able to communicate with students and families as they facilitate the learning process for children.

The school counseling or school psychology credential is obtained simultaneously along with the corresponding master's degree. A school counseling or school psychology credential is essential to obtaining a position as a school counselor or school psychologist in the public school setting.

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate program places candidates on the leading edge of the mental health profession, enabling them to impact the lives of individuals with autism and developmental disabilities through Applied Behavior Analysis.

APU's innovative Master of Arts in Education: Educational and Clinical Counseling program embeds both the school counseling credential and preparation for LPCC certification within the master's degree program.

Azusa Pacific University graduates with preparation in school counseling and school psychology are aggressively sought after for employment by school districts because of the great need as well as high regard in the field for this exceptional program.

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