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
20 months (Academic Calendar)
Cost per credit hour
$456* (financial aid available)
Tuition cost for entire program
Association for Advancing Quality and Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
Small, in-person or online classes with caring and accessible faculty and advisors, with an in-person practicum at a school in Oregon
Extensive hands-on experiences in classrooms in Oregon every semester
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.
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 the knowledge and skills necessary to earn an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement into every class. 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, Linda Venenciano, T. Anil Oommen, or Kevin Carr to make an appointment to learn more about becoming a teacher with Pacific!
Priscila Narcio | Student Services Coordinator
503-352-1688 | email@example.com
Linda Venenciano, PhD | Professor of Education & B.Ed program coordinator
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.
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.