Forest Grove Teaching Programs

Enjoy a traditional undergraduate experience on the Forest Grove Campus or take the next step in your professional journey with a master of arts in teaching or advanced degree or endorsement from the School of Learning & Teaching.

The picturesque Forest Grove Campus is home to Pacific’s residential undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in teaching, speech-language pathology, optometry, and writing. Immerse yourself in the full college experience, surrounded by bring buildings, sweeping green lawns, and towering oak trees.

Gain teaching experience in local school districts, as well as in our on-site Early Learning Community, an outstanding demonstration school serving area children from preschool through second grade.

Undergraduates can start their college journey in the Pacific University College of Arts & Sciences, or at a community college or other institution, before applying for admission into the College of Education. After being accepted into the College of Education, students declare a major in education and learning, featuring a rich array of the liberal arts and sciences, opportunities to study abroad, and lots of chances to volunteer. Earn a bachelor of arts degree that will prepare you for an initial teaching license for elementary education.

Students also may complete their bachelor’s degree in a major outside of the College of Education, then stay at Pacific for another year to earn a master of arts in teaching that also will lead to initial licensure at the elementary or secondary level. Those who have earned a bachelor’s degree elsewhere also can take advantage of our MAT programs in general or special education on the Forest Grove Campus.

Current teachers can also pursue advanced programs, such as a master of education or add-on endorsements, specializations and certificates in a variety of subject areas.