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School of Education

Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School has played a crucial role in the development of early childhood education in the U.S. since 1945. Our faculty have developed innovative curriculum and tools that are widely used in early childhood and teacher training programs—both in the U.S. and throughout the world. Pacific Oaks established the anti-bias curriculum that has now been implemented in schools across the United States and is often required reading in early childhood teacher training courses.

Our bachelor’s and master’s programs emphasize pioneering approaches to childhood development, such as learning-through-play and experiential learning. Meeting the necessary credentialing requirements for the state of California, graduates of programs in the School of Education are prepared to find fulfilling careers in public or private institutions.

School of Education Programs

Early Childhood Education

These degrees will prepare graduates to educate children from birth through 8 years old.

Online Early Childhood Education Degree Programs


Meeting the academic requirements for California Commission Teacher Credentialing, our master’s programs help graduates advance into teaching careers at any level of elementary or secondary education.

Online Education Degree Programs

Teacher Credentialing (Stand Alone)

These programs prepare students for California certification by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Online California Teacher Credentialing Programs