Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
On the leading edge of teacher training, Pacific Oaks College follows a progressive teacher education credentialing program model that prepares students to think critically about diversity, culture, and power in the classroom. Students explore learning as a social, cultural, and cognitive process and are trained to apply Pacific Oaks' pioneering approach to teaching—which considers diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities—to uncover each student's distinct potential. Coursework and fieldwork are integrated throughout the program, allowing students to make connections between theory and practice.
Pacific Oaks currently offers several pathways for completing coursework required for a California State Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Students may complete the course requirements for credentialing as a stand-alone program or within the context of a joint degree/credential program.
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