California’s ESSA State Plan proposes that instructors with intern and preliminary teaching credentials should no longer be labeled as “ineffective teachers.”
If you love working with children, a California child development permit could be the right career move. First, you’ll need to start your degree in early childhood education and development. Then, you have to apply for a permit. Find out how you can obtain a child development permit and start your career now.
Pacific Oaks College launches new Advocacy & Social Justice degree program.
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, President Donald J. Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that would allow undocumented child immigrants to stay in the United States. Approximately 800K young adults will now be at risk of deportation.
Before you begin your career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), you’ll need to pass California’s MFT exams. The MFT exam process can be time-consuming and stressful—but it doesn’t have to be.
California is one of 27 states that offers the Seal of Biliteracy Award for high school graduates who can speak two languages proficiently. And at Pacific Oaks, multilingualism is widely embraced.
Pacific Oaks’ students visit Berlin to explore the experience of refugees for the “Immigration in Context” study-abroad course.
In October 2017, Pacific Oaks’ Human Development faculty member Dionne Clabaugh, Ed.D., will be one of the presenters at the University of Mexico’s Mentor Institute Conference, “A Decade of Cultivating an Inclusive Mentoring Community.”
Pacific Oaks graduate La’Kisha Simpson is helping to inspire Early Childhood Development leaders to execute three e’s in their careers: educate, equip, and empower. This motto helped her develop a career as an ECE instructor and a public speaker.
Dr. Carlene Fider visited Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design to work with the college’s Designmatters department on “Imagining the Future of the Dreamhouse,” a design studio course in partnership with Barbie and Mattel, Inc. Fider’s goal was to help the team learn why diversity, social justice, and the psychology of child play could all be influential factors in the Barbie brand.
Are you interested in becoming a teacher in California? Before you start assigning homework and scheduling tests for your students, you’ll have to take a test yourself.
Working in the mental health field is a natural progression into social justice work, according to Dr. Donald Grant, associate dean at Pacific Oaks College. A casual glance at the writings from the former science teacher turned social activist confirms his stance.