Multiple Subject English Learner Teaching Credential
The Preliminary Multiple Subject English Learner Teaching Credential (MSEL) offered at Pacific Oaks is the first level of a 2-level credential. Candidates complete the second level through an Induction program in their district of employment. The Preliminary credential qualifies candidates to teach K-12 multiple subjects in self-contained classrooms. Pacific Oaks also offers Level I and Level II Education Specialist Credentials which qualify candidates to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities in K-12 and adults through 22. Students may only enroll in the Level II Education Specialist Credential when they are employed with a Level I Credential.
A student may enroll in the Teacher Education Program as a B.A. or M.A. degree student, as a B.A. equivalent student admitted through the CLE option, or as a post-B.A. student enrolled only in the credential program. The mission of the Teacher Education Program at Pacific Oaks College is to prepare professional educators who understand diversity, are grounded in human development, and value children.
We believe that:
- awareness of diversity is integral to an educational process in which each individual is valued for their own identity, culture, language and ability, and where discrimination against others is identified and challenged;
-teachers as well as students must be involved in meaningful learning experiences characterized by inquiry, reflection, and support; our courses model learning environments that take current knowledge about human development into account;
-to best serve children in public or private schools, teachers must learn to integrate constructivist approaches, standards-based instruction, and technology within a challenging and interesting curriculum.
Pacific Oaks College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Pacific Oaks College has been accredited by WASC since 1959.
In recognition of our unique teaching/learning pedagogy, Pacific Oaks has received Special Commendation for Distinguished Achievement in Undergraduate Education from the American Association of Colleges and Universities.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: Under 1,000