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.
BEd at a Glance
20 months, starting in late August
Credit hours: 53
Cost per credit hour: $472* (financial aid available)
Tuition cost for entire program: $25,016
Association for Advancing Quality and Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
Who's This For?
Community college transfer students, instructional assistants, educational assistants and other school classified staff
Elementary, middle or high school with an endorsement in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Synchronous hybrid classes within a cohort with in-person PK-12 experiences at a school in Oregon
Innovative, knowledgeable and accessible faculty and advisors, with hands-on experiences in classrooms every semester
Hybrid, Forest Grove or Eugene
*All stated financial information is for the 2022-2023 academic year, and is subject to change
Pacific Fits Your Life
The bachelor of education (BEd) hybrid program is designed for community college transfer students, instructional assistants, educational assistants, and other classified staff, working in PK-12 schools. Most students work throughout the entire course of study and appreciate a program that caters to their life circumstances by providing a flexible evening and weekend course schedule. The BEd program features small classes and our dedicated faculty and staff focus on creating community and a sense of belonging from the start.
Join a School Community
Pacific students develop deep connections with the teachers and administrators in the districts in their communities. Pacific’s hybrid bachelor of education programs include approximately 1,500 in-person hours of experience observing, assisting, and teaching in public school classrooms in Oregon. 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 in Oregon. Our classes transform students into teachers.
Build Deep Relationships
At Pacific, we believe that quality relationships are at the heart of all good learning. “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 the knowledge and skills necessary to earn an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement into every class.
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.