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Teaching & English Language Learning
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. Advocate education for all children and their families.
At a Glance
Cost per credit hour
$409* (financial aid available)
Tuition cost for entire program
National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Small, in-person classes with caring and accessible faculty and advisors
Extensive hands-on experiences in classrooms every semester
Woodburn, Eugene, & Roseburg (UCC)
*All stated financial information is subject to change.
Pacific Fits Your Life
Most students work throughout the entire program. Pacific students in Woodburn enjoy the flexibility and availability that comes with knowing they will not have classes on evenings, weekends, or summers. In Eugene, the program is offered during evenings and weekends, and includes summer courses. There is space to become a teacher at Pacific.
Belong at Pacific
The 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. It is also possible in some cases to join courses in a format blending face-to-face and online modes.
Join a School Community
Pacific students develop deep connections with the teachers and administrators in the districts in their communities. Pacific’s BEd programs in Woodburn & Eugene include approximately 1,500 hours of experience observing, assisting, and teaching in public school classrooms. 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. 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 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 Diana Watkins, Noemi Legaspi, or Sara Summers and make an appointment to learn more about how to become a teacher with Pacific!
Noemi Legaspi | Community Networker
503-352-1688 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 | email@example.com
Sara Summers | Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
541-632-8805 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Larson | Teaching & ELL Program Coordinator
503-352-1631 | email@example.com
Anil Oommen | Teaching & ELL Program Coordinator
541-485-6812 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bachelor of Education in Teaching & English Language Learning offers a route for first-generation students to become teachers in their own communities.