About Pacific Oaks College
Learning Rooted in Experience

A nonprofit, regionally accredited higher education institution, Pacific Oaks offers bachelor’s completion and master’s programs in a variety of fields, including Human Development, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Education, Early Childhood Education (ECE), Teacher Credentialing, and Organizational Leadership.

Having built our programs to meet the needs of the California community, our campus locations include Pasadena and San Jose, as well as remote cohort locations and instructional sites throughout Northern and Southern California. Our programs are also available online—giving you the chance to pursue a degree while maintaining other commitments.

Rooted in the extraordinary potential that lives in every human being, Pacific Oaks offers an environment where your perspective and experience can play an integral part in your educational journey. Through our unique progressive approach to teaching and learning, everyone in our classrooms is both student and teacher. Students relate subjects to their own personal experiences—sharing with the teacher and fellow students. From this unique pedagogy, you will learn from sharing your experiences as well as hearing those of your fellow classmates.

Pacific Oaks has already made a significant impact in Early Childhood Education in the United States. And our students continue to make a positive impact in California as well as the communities around them.

Online Learning
Where and When You Need It

Flexible and accessible from anywhere, our online programs have been designed to meet the needs of students with a wide range of scheduling needs and learning styles.

Online coursework is offered through Canvas—an advanced interactive distance-learning tool that provides easy access to instructors, coursework, and other learning materials. Classes are typically offered in seven-week sessions, meeting the same levels of quality and rigor as on-campus programs.

Institutional Accreditation

Pacific Oaks College is accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC).
View our statement of accreditation.

For more information, please send an inquiry to:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, California 94501
Phone: 510.748.9001
Fax: 510.748.9797

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