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

Program Length
20 months (Academic Calendar)

Credit hours
53

Cost per credit hour
$456* (financial aid available)

Tuition cost for entire program
$24,168

Accreditation
Association for Advancing Quality and Educator Preparation (AAQEP)

Format
Small, in-person or online classes with caring and accessible faculty and advisors, with an in-person practicum at a school in Oregon

Program Features
Extensive hands-on experiences in classrooms in Oregon every semester

Locations
Woodburn, Eugene, or online

*All stated financial information is for the 2022-2023 academic year, and is subject to change

Pacific Fits Your Life

Most students work throughout the entire course of study and appreciate a program that caters to their life circumstances by providing flexible course options.

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. The B.Ed online 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 online 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.

B.Ed. StudentsBuild 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.”

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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!

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Contact Us

Priscila Narcio | Student Services Coordinator
Woodburn Campus
503-352-1688 | priscila.narcio@pacificu.edu

Sara Summers | Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Eugene
541-632-8805 | teacheug@pacificu.edu

Martha Almendarez Langland | B.Ed Program Coordinator
Forest Grove
503-352-1441 | m.almendarez.langland@pacificu.edu

Anil Oommen | Teaching & ELL Program Coordinator
Eugene
541-485-6812 | oomm1937@pacificu.edu

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Libby Fregoso BEd '22

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 Oomen

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.

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Pacific University, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Student Multicultural Center in collaboration with university partners, proudly celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.