Advanced Programs

Pacific University's wide selection of advanced programs provide professional development and advancement for current teachers, and enhanced understanding of teaching and learning for non-educators.

Master of Education

The Master of Education program allows licensed teachers to deepen their expertise, earning a master's degree and specializing in one of several endorsement or certificate areas.

Professional Teaching License Program

A part-time program for practicing teachers, the PTL program allows teachers with bachelor's degrees to earn a master's or teachers with master's degrees to move from an Initial Teaching License to a Professional Teaching License.

 Initial II Teaching License Program

A part-time program for practicing teachers, the Initial II Teaching License program allows teachers with a bachelor's or master's degree to renew their initial license.

Master of Arts in Education

The Master of Arts in Education program is suited for international students, experienced teachers, and liberal arts degree-holders who wish to develop expertise in curriculum development, teaching practices, and program evaluation. It does not satisfy academic requirements for an Oregon teaching license.

Master of Education/Visual Function in Learning

A program for optometrists or students in Pacific's College of Optometry, the MEd/VFL program emphasizes an understanding of vision problems as they relate to children's reading and learning processes. The program does not satisfy academic requirements for an Oregon teaching license.