Pacific Oaks College: Early Childhood Education

Pacific Oaks College, located in Pasadena, CA, was founded over 60 years ago by a group of Quaker families committed to the values of inclusion, social justice, and the intrinsic worth of every human being. These values continue to shape the direction and approach of the college today, making it one of the most revered and distinctive institutions for training progressive leaders in education.

Pacific Oaks College’s Early Childhood Development programs prepares teachers to transform the lives of their students by implementing POC’s unique values. For students who value POC’s inclusive, progressive philosophy, Pacific Oaks College offers an accredited online bachelor’s completion program in Early Childhood Education, as well as an online master’s in Early Childhood Education. All POC programs take a culture-centered, experiential approach to learning. Students interested in enrolling in the bachelor’s completion program must have at least 60 credit hours of prior coursework from a regionally accredited college or university. The program can be completed in two years or less. The online master’s degree can be completed in one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study. Required fieldwork for both the bachelor’s completion and the master’s program may be completed at a site convenient to the student pending the approval of the site, supervisor, and college.

Applications for the Early Childhood Education programs require:

• $55 application fee
• Personal Statement
• Resume
• Transcripts
• 2 letters of reference

Tuition for bachelor’s programs is $729 per credit hour; for graduate programs, tuition is $911. Tuition does not include fees. Students may apply for federal loans, Pell grants, and various merit-based and need-based scholarships.

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