Pacific Oaks College has played a crucial role in the development of early childhood education in the U.S. for nearly 70 years. 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.
Areas of Study in the School of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
- M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
Designed for practicing educators who want to enhance their teaching skills, graduates of this 10-course program are proficient in student-directed, collaborative learning and are prepared to seek certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching (NBPT).
Early Childhood Education
Teacher Education Credentialing
- Teacher Credentialing Programs
Learn to think critically about diversity, culture, and power in the classroom; to understand that learning is a social, cultural, and cognitive process; and 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 prepares you for California Certification and National Board Certification.