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Credit for Learning From Experience

Life and work experience is just as valuable as what is learned in the classroom. Experience provides a broad, dynamic understanding of theories and concepts that can only come from applying them in the real world.

Empowering students to turn their real-world experience into credit towards a degree, Pacific Oaks offers the Credit for Learning from Experience (CLE) program. This unique program can wave up to 30 credit hours of coursework for students who have at least 5 years of relevant, verifiable work experience in a particular field.

To help support our students’ educational needs and goals, credit for relevant life or work experience can be applied toward fulfilling the B.A. in Human Development or a B.A. in Early Childhood Education requirements in our graduate programs. With the completion of these requirements, students will be enabled to pursue a master’s in any number of our Human Development or Early Childhood Education programs.

CLE Eligable Programs

Credit for Learning from Experience at a Glance

  • Recieve credit for relevant work experience
  • Waive up to 30 credits toward a B.A. in Human Development
  • Waive up to 24 credits toward a B.A. in Early Childhood Education
  • Potentially, save up to $23,000 in tuition through this program
  • Conforms with policies set forth by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC)

Requirements

  • Be admitted into the Bachelor of Arts in Human Development or the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education prior to seeking the Bachelor Completion Option
  • Eligibility is based on faculty review of a portfolio of student work samples and previous learning.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant, verifiable work experience
  • Successful completion of “Reflections on Life Experience” coursework
  • Completion of HD 489 Reflections on Life Experience and HD 499P Writing for Empowerment
Contact us to learn more.

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