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Teacher Credentialing and Education Degree Programs

Teacher Credentialing Programs

In order to teach in the state of California, students must acquire the appropriate teaching credentials. Any credential program must be approved by state of California, and once completed, students must pass examinations in order to receive certification.

We pride ourselves on being on the forefront of teacher training. We follow a progressive teacher credentialing program model that prepares students to think critically about diversity, culture, and power. In our Northern and Southern California campus locations, students learn to apply these principles in the classroom and uncover a child’s true learning potential.

Reports indicate that California is experiencing a record shortage of qualified teachers. Current estimates show that California will need an additional 100,000 teachers in the next decade.

What is Teacher Credentialing?

Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree may choose to pursue Pacific Oaks’ Stand-Alone California Teaching Credential programs or advance their career potential through our master’s degree programs. These credentials are a two-tiered process; information on completing the second level is available through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Title II Reports for passage rates of license examination

Pacific Oaks College complies with all federal government reporting requirements pursuant to Section 207 of the Higher Education Act Title II passed by congress in 1998. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires a link to the most current year passing rates of the license examination according to AB 2086.  The 2013-14 Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs – Excel Data Files are available on the CTC Title II webpage.

 

Teacher Credentialing and Education Degree Programs Offered at Pacific Oaks

Joint Degree/Credentialing Programs

Stand-Alone California Teaching Credential Programs

Additional Programs

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a child’s kindergarten experience. The state of California requires that teachers who are assigned to TK classrooms have 24 units in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or equivalent professional experience in a preschool classroom. Pacific Oaks offers TK courses to help credentialed teachers fulfill this requirement.

 

Available Careers

  • Elementary School Teacher in California—including kindergarten and grades 1-12
  • Teacher for students with mild to moderate disabilities in preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-12 in classroom settings as well as adults through the age of 22