Pacific Oaks College has played a crucial role in the development of early childhood education in the U.S. since 1945. We are dedicated to the fundamental principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of every human being. Our faculty have developed innovative curriculum and tools that are widely used in early childhood and teacher training programs—both in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Pacific Oaks has a strong reputation for its leadership in learning-through-play curriculum and ground-breaking curriculum. Pacific Oaks established the anti-bias curriculum that has now been implemented in schools and is often required reading in early childhood teacher training courses.
Programs in the School of Education
Early Childhood Education
Learn to integrate our transformative approach to education into a career working with children from birth through age 8.
Prepare for a career at any level of elementary or secondary education with our master’s program, which meets the academic requirements for California State Teaching Credentials and provides you with a strong grounding in child and human development theory, as well as extensive hands-on experience.
Teacher Education Credentialing (Stand Alone)
Learn to think critically about diversity, culture, and power in the classroom. Understand that learning is a social, cultural, and cognitive process. Learn to apply effective, pioneering approaches to help students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities uncover and realize their unique potential.
Pacific Oaks School of Education credential programs prepares you for California Certification.