The Master of Arts in Education (MA) offered by Pacific’s Gladys L. Benerd School of Education is a graduate-level program designed to prepare students for success in top roles as educators, administrators or school specialists. Students typically advance through the program in two years, completing 32 units of challenging and innovative coursework.
The Benerd School offers advanced education curriculum that emphasizes applied research, experiential learning and close professional mentorship. The Master of Arts in Education program features three tracks of study: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration & Leadership and Educational & School Psychology. Concentrations within each track (including certificate options) help students enhance in-depth skills in their area of interest. Concentrations include: teaching, special education, K-12 educational leadership, and student affairs. All students complete theoretical core courses, fieldwork or research and a capstone experience personalized to their specific interests.
The University of the Pacific is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Gladys L Benerd School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Acc