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

We're here to help on your way to your Master of Education! Learn about the admissions process and contact your admissions counselor.

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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