Becoming a teacher is a way you can give back. Be an engaged learner who knows and cares about their community. Gain respect as a leader in your school and as a community member. Be an education advocate for all children and their families.
Bachelor of Education
At a Glance
Cost per credit hour
$426* (financial aid available)
Tuition cost for entire program
National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Small, in-person classes with caring and accessible faculty and advisors
Extensive hands-on experiences in classrooms every semester
Woodburn, Eugene, & Forest Grove
*All stated financial information is subject to change.
Pacific Fits Your Life
Most students work throughout the entire program. Pacific students enjoy the flexibility and availability that comes with knowing they will not have classes on evenings, weekends, or summers.
Belong at Pacific
The bachelor of education (BEd) program features small classes, designed to support community college transfer students. Our dedicated faculty and staff focus on creating community and a sense of belonging from the start. It is also possible in some cases to join courses in a format blending face-to-face and online modes. The B.Ed Hybrid program is designed for Instructional Assistants and other classified staff, working in K-12 schools who need an evening and weekend schedule that allows them to continue working.
Join a School Community
Pacific students develop deep connections with the teachers and administrators in the districts in their communities. Pacific’s Woodburn, Eugene, and Hybrid bachelor of education programs include approximately 1,500 hours of experience observing, assisting, and teaching in public school classrooms. Our students work closely with classroom teachers, learning how to organize classrooms, take multiple approaches to classroom management, use innovative teaching strategies, and focus on bilingual students.
Become a Dynamic Teacher
In Pacific BEd classes, students learn by doing. We question, role-play, experiment, ponder, connect, compare ... instructors model “best practices.” Classes are connected and integrated with all classroom field experiences. Our classes transform students into teachers.
Build Deep Relationships
At Pacific, we believe that quality relationships are at the heart of all good learning. Our faculty and students form supportive bonds, providing encouragement, support, and motivation. “One thing I really appreciate about Pacific is the faculty,” a graduate says, “They really do care about you.”
Honor the Languages of Your Community
Pacific integrates into every class the knowledge and skills necessary to earn an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement. Unlike other programs in Oregon, students do not need to take additional credits beyond the core program to earn their ESOL endorsement.
Apply to Pacific
Contact Martha Almendarez Langland, Anita Zijdemans Boudreau, Anil Oommen, Kevin Carr, or Sara Summers and make an appointment to learn more about how to become a teacher with Pacific!
Priscila Narcio | Student Services Coordinator
503-352-1688 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Summers | Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
541-632-8805 | email@example.com
Martha Almendarez Langland | B.Ed Program Coordinator
503-352-1441 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Anil Oommen | Teaching & ELL Program Coordinator
541-485-6812 | email@example.com
Fregoso is pursuing a Bachelor of Education in Teaching and English Language Learning, or BEd, at Pacific University. The flexible program is designed with flexibility to support community college transfer students, as well as K-12 classified staff interested in becoming teachers. Students study at Pacific’s Woodburn, eugene or Forest Grove campuses, or in hybrid programs from their own communities, and they are immersed in local schools.
Anil Oommen MAT ’01 is passionate about equity, learning, teaching, and Pacific University. Oommen, the director of the School of Learning and Teaching at the Eugene Campus, was drawn to Pacific both as a student and faculty member because the university’s values mirrored his own.