The Master of Education is an online program, with opportunities to meet with faculty and fellow students in-person, for licensed teachers who want to deepen their expertise with a specialization. 

Admissions Information

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How to Apply

The program consists of two core areas: the Foundation Core and the Specialization Core, as well as electives comprising a total of 30 semester credits.

All candidates complete the courses in the Foundation Core.

In some cases, candidates have an opportunity to add some electives into their Specialization Core area.

Candidates choose to specialize in one of the following areas, taking courses listed in one of Pacific's endorsement or certificate programs:


“Teaching is a career that will remind you that you make a difference in the lives of kids, their families, and the communities they come from.”
— Linda Venenciano, Professor & BEd Program Coordinator

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The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund a project to create a toolkit to help elementary school teachers use digital tools in math instruction.

Kayaks On The Willamette River During An Adventures Without Limits Trip

Through Adventures Without Limits, which he founded in 1995, Brad Bafaro '80 MAT '86 provides avenues for those with physical and mental disabilities to experience the outdoors. 

Andy Saultz

The interim dean of Pacific's College of Education is the co-author of a report advocating for changes to the Education & Secondary Education Act and will be part of a joint briefing on the report on Capitol Hill on September 27.