Online Programs for Education and Human Services Professionals

A Letter From the Dean

I am delighted to welcome you to American Public University’s School of Education. APU is committed to helping you fulfill your ambitions as an educator or care provider. We also provide coursework to help individuals who need continuing education or professional development credits to meet an employer’s requirements.

American Public University is a leading provider of respected, affordable degrees and certificates for educators and care providers. Coursework is online with no set login times, giving you the flexibility to earn a credential at a pace that fits your schedule.

Why do adult learners choose APU?

We’re Affordable
For those seeking a quality education at a great price, you will find our tuition is quite attractive. We also provide textbooks and ebooks at no cost to those enrolled in undergraduate courses.

We Have Rock Star Faculty
These are just a few examples of the exceptionally talented faculty to guide your learning:

  • An author of a website and series of children’s books about STEM/STEAM learning. She is also editor-in-chief of an online scholarly journal on internet learning.
  • A clinician who is experienced in working with children facing trauma or grief.
  • A faculty member with expertise in counseling and school counseling. She frequently presents at conferences on mental health and wellness, and she supports our student group Active Minds, which works to increase awareness about mental health issues.

We Stay Ahead of the Curve
We prepare professionals for the digital age. Our online programs and coursework run the gamut, including:

  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Education with concentrations including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Reading and Literacy, and ELL, among others
  • Online Teaching
  • Educational Leadership
  • Counseling
  • Executive and Life Coaching
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education

Check out all of the programs in the School of Education.

Also, an Education Preparation Provider Advisory Council helps keep our curricula aligned with professional needs.

We Fit Your Schedule
Since our coursework is online with monthly start dates and no set login times, you can move through your program at a pace that works for you.

Are you ready to take the next step? Please take a moment to explore our programs. Scroll this page to learn more about APU, then fill out the form to request information or call an admissions representative at 866-991-8856.

Conrad Lotze, PhD, Dean
School of Education

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An Affordable, Quality Education is Within Reach.*

Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

Consistently Affordable Rates

APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, eligible active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2015.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Comission

Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

Our Students Are Priority One

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