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A nonprofit, regionally-accredited higher education institution, Pacific Oaks offers Bachelor’s completion, and Master’s programs in a variety of fields, including Human Development, Advocacy & Social Justice, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Education, Early Childhood Education (ECE), and Organizational Leadership.

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Learning rooted in experience.

Often referred to as the “Capital of Silicon Valley,” San Jose is a vibrant, diverse city that serves as home to such high-tech companies as Google, Apple, PayPal, eBay, and Cisco Systems. At our San Jose Campus, your learning experience is expanded with a variety of extensive networking, fieldwork, and professional opportunities.

Because we commit to providing an education centered on culture, our students are immersed in an environment that celebrates diversity, inclusion, and equality. Through experiential learning, real-world practice, and strong curriculum, Pacific Oaks helps prepare you to make an impact.

A few things that set us apart

  • Benefit from flexibility and convenience: Classes occur on nights and weekends to accommodate the working professional.
  • Save time and money with our prior learning assessment credits: Bachelor’s completion students can earn up to 30 transfer credit hours that you can apply towards your degree.
  • Take advantage of our scholarships and financial aid*: Inquire today to learn about one of the eight different scholarships for incoming students along with other financial aid opportunities.
  • Have confidence in knowing we are a regionally-accredited, nonprofit institution: Accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC), Pacific Oaks College has been a leading institution in Education and Human Development for more than 70 years.

 

*Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.*

Our Programs in San Jose

Early Childhood Education

  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education, ECE Generalist
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education: Trauma Studies
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education: STEAM
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education: Elementary Education
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education: Elementary and Special Education
  • M.A. in Early Childhood Education: Organizational Leadership and Change
  • M.A. in Education: Elementary Education
  • M.A. in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education

Education

  • M.A. in Education: Elementary Education
  • M.A. in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education

Human Development – Bachelor’s and Master’s programs

  • B.A. in Human Development: Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  •  B.A. in Human Development: Early Childhood Education and Development
  • B.A. in Human Development: Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • B.A. in Human Development: Social Change
  • B.A. in Human Development: Working with Adults
  • B.A. in Human Development: Active Learning Across the Lifespan
  • M.A. in Human Development: Ecological Perspectives of Lifespan Development
  • M.A. in Human Development: Early Childhood Education & Development
  • M.A. in Human Development: Social Change
  • M.A. in Human Development: Leadership in Education and Human Services

Marriage and Family Therapy

  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy: African American Family Studies Specialization
  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy: Latina/Latino Family Studies Specialization
  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy: Trauma Studies

Interdisciplinary Programs

  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership & Change

Stand-Alone Teacher Credentialing

  • Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential (CA)
  • Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (CA)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When can I start?

Students are accepted year-round. We offer three convenient start dates for campus-based students, and six start dates for online students.

Where can I go for help?

Instructors, an academic advisor, CARE (Center for Achievement, Resources, and Enrichment), library services, and more.

Is Pacific Oaks accredited?

Pacific Oaks College is regionally-accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

About Pacific Oaks College

Rooted in the extraordinary potential that lives in every human being, Pacific Oaks offers an environment where your perspective and experience can play an integral part in your educational journey. Through our unique progressive approach to teaching and learning, everyone in our classrooms is both student and teacher. Students relate subjects to their own personal experiences—sharing with the teacher and fellow students.