If you want to be prepared to be a culturally intelligent agent who is responsible for change and in serving communities by means of education, human development, and family studies, then Pacific Oaks College is meant for you.
The Pacific Oaks College was founded 70 years ago by a group of Quaker families. This institution believes in the principles that individuals have fundamental worth, growth is a lifelong dynamic process, and each individual has human potential and a unique identity.
Pacific Oaks College
55 Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Pacific Oaks College
1245 S Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95128
In Pacific Oaks, one is taught the principles of fairness for all and equal opportunity. Each person is taught how to recognize the ways the practices, institutions, and theories could be biased or even oppressive.
Pacific Oaks College provides certificate programs, bachelor's and master's programs in human development, family therapy, marriage, early childhood education as well as teaching credentialing.
Its efforts are geared toward reducing the bias within the nation’s education system and to help graduates with skills needed to assist people with diverse backgrounds, strengths, and learning styles.
The Schools and programs offered by Pacific Oaks College are the School of Cultural and Family Psychology. These are geared to help the students assist individuals, couples as well as families to deal with mental health and behavioral issues as well. These have masters programs in Marriage and Family Therapy, African American Family Studies Specialization, Latino Family Studies Specialization, and the Trauma Studies Specialization.
The School of Education, which specializes in Bachelor programs for Early Childhood Education, is geared towards working with children from birth till they are eight years old. The specializations are the B.A. in Early Childhood Education, B.A in Early Childhood Education with preliminary multiple subject credentials, B.A. in Early Childhood Education with dual credentials, Masters in Early Childhood Education, M.A. in Education, preliminary education specialist credentials, M.A. Education with preliminary multiple subject credentials and Teacher Credentialing programs.
The School of Human Development offers courses to work with child care, social service, healthcare, non-profit work and education. The programs offered are B.A. in Human Development, M.A., in Human Development and the M.A. in Organizational Leadership and Change.
There are online courses that are offered which help you to be flexible and self-paced. These classes are offered in seven-week sessions, and the coursework is similar to that of the on ground or face to face programs.
The advantages the online courses have is that they encourage networking of classmates, there is a helpline set up which services the students 24/7, you can be part of the online student community. You can turn in your assignments on an online tool to confirm the accuracy and authenticity, and you can learn in styles which are meant to cater to both the audio and visual learners.
The online courses offered are the B.A. Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Trauma Studies, the B.A. Early Childhood Education with Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, B.A. Early Childhood Education with dual credential and B.A. Human Development. The concentrations that are offered are the Active Learning across the lifespan, the early childhood education and development, social change, the therapeutic companion – which is offered at the Pasadena campus only and working with adults.
The online masters programs are the M.A. Early Childhood Education with the specialization in Trauma Studies, the M.A. Education with Preliminary Education Specialist Credentials, the M.A. Education with Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and the M.A. Human Development. The Specializations that are offered are the development across the lifespan for the generalist, the early childhood education and development, the Leadership in Education and Human services as well as in social change. There is also the M.A. of Organizational leadership and change which is offered as well.
The teaching credential programs include the B.A. in Early Childhood Education with dual credentials, B.A. in Early Childhood Education with preliminary multiple subject teaching credentials, the M.A. in Education with preliminary education specialist instruction credentials and the M.A. in Education with preliminary multiple subject teaching credentials.
The stand-alone teaching credential programs are either the California preliminary multiple subject teaching credentials that have 52 units of coursework and fieldwork both and the candidates can teach in K-12 multiple subjects in self-contained classrooms. There is also the California preliminary education specialist instruction credentials which have 49 units of coursework and fieldwork. In this, the candidates teach students who have mild and up to moderate disabilities. This is in a K-12 setting and for adults till the age of 22.
The teachers credential programs are as per the standards of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).
Enrollment Process and Financial Aid
When you want to join Pacific Oaks College you can attend the admission events and meet the students, staff and see the campus as well as the teaching methods. You can also schedule an individual visit with the admissions counselor and tour the campus, meet the staff and students as well.
There are also information sessions which give details of the academics, history, and financial aid programs.
When you are ready to apply, you would either need to fill the online application form or else download the application form and fill it in. You could also go to the Contact Admissions page and fill in your details there or even call on 877.314.2380
The Tuition per credit hour for undergraduate courses is up to USD 758, for Graduate Courses, it is USD 1025. The same applies for the undergraduate and graduate teacher credential programs as well.
When you want to apply, you would need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is also known as FAFSA. Once done, you would need to complete and e-sign the Stafford Master Promissory note which is at the studentloans.gov site. Then you would need to complete the entrance counseling at the site studentloans.gov and then provide whatever documents are requested by the Pacific Oaks College.
Once the FAFSA data is received and admission has been offered, Pacific Oaks will inform the student of any other documents which are needed before they can be awarded the letter. Next, the estimated award letter will be reviewed and returned, and the completion email will be received from your financial aid advisor. The financial aid will be sent to your account in 7 – 10 business days from the start of the semester.
You can also take advantage of the Federal Work Study, Grants, Loans and Scholarships to help you fund your education. Thus, Pacific Oaks takes care of the needs of its students through a very holistic approach.