EdPro2 (Evening Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program)
About the Program
EdPro2 is an accelerated, evening program that fits working professionals' busy schedules. You take two, four-hour evening classes per week. Fifteen months later, upon successful completion of the program, you'll graduate with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. This takes real commitment: our courses are accelerated and intensive. The support you'll receive from the professors and students in our program, however, makes this one of the most rewarding journeys you'll ever undertake.
(Please note: The Benerd School of Education also offers a daytime or traditional B.A.L.S. for transfer students who can attend daytime and late afternoon/evening courses.)
Admission into a Cohort Group
Interested students should first apply for Admission to the University of the Pacific. Once admitted to the evening program, students will complete a minimum of 54 units at the University of the Pacific. The program is organized for a cohort group so that all students take the same courses as the cohort group.
Entry into a cohort begins in mid-August of each year. Interested students may apply on-line, through the Admissions Office. Please select: Education, Liberal Studies (Diversified Major), Evening Program, in the School of Education. Applicants should also complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) form, available from either Pacific's Financial Aid Office, or from the FAFSA site.
The Ideal Program of Transfer
The EdPro2 program is for individuals who have completed 70 credits (units) with grades of C or higher in all transferred courses and a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher. An ideal program for transfer into the program would include the following courses from San Joaquin Delta College or comparable courses from other two or four year colleges:
- college composition (ENGL 1A)
- college literature and composition (ENGL 1B or 1D)
- intercultural communication (COMM ST 7)
- college mathematics, typically, Introduction to Probability and Statistics (MATH 12)
- math concepts for mathematics for grades K-6 or K-8 (MATH 17A)
- three science courses, one in each of the following areas; one of the three courses must be a lab science course:
- biology-life sciences (BIOL 10, 11, or 1)
- physics, chemistry, astronomy or physical sciences (PHYSC 10, CHEM 3A, or Astronomy 1 and 1L)
- earth or geosciences (such as, Physical Geology or Physical Geography) (GEOL 10; GEOL 1 & 1L; or GEOL 1A)
- United States History Part I (HIST 17A)
- United States History Part II (one semester of U.S. History can be met with a political science course in American Government and Politics) (HIST 17B or POLSC 1)
- Introduction to Theatre or Introduction to Drama (DRAMA 10)
- Child Development (CDEV 21)
- world religions, cultural anthropology, or philosophy (HUM/RELGN 14A; HUM/RELGN 14B; ANTHRO 1, GEOG 2, GEOG 10, or CIVIL 3)
- For prospective Early Childhood Education students only: completion of approximately 24 units of early childhood education courses for the site supervisor, including the following courses:
- CDEV 21 (course counts onetime), CDEV 26, CDEV 29, CDEV 30, CDEV 31A, CDEV 31B, CDEV 37, CDEV 38
(Please note: Students may be required to take additional coursework--either at the University of the Pacific or at a community or other four year college--in order to meet all requirements for a bachelor's degree at the University of the Pacific. The transcripts of each applicant will be evaluated and each person provided with an individual program plan as a part of the admissions process.)
General Course Information
Courses typically meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30, for eight (8) weeks. The courses are accelerated and intensive. The program of required coursework is organized to cover approximately 15 months.
Financial Aid Opportunities
Financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships is available for individuals enrolled in the EdPro2 program. Individuals working in paraprofessional positions in area K-12 schools also may be eligible to receive a Paraprofessional Training Grant offered by the San Joaquin County Office of Education's Project IMPACT. Early childhood emphasis individuals are eligible for California State Department programs aimed at early childhood development professionals.
Interested applicants, who are currently paraprofessionals, may contact:
San Joaquin County Office of Education
Dr. Marilyn Draheim
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Benerd School of Education
University of the Pacific
Applicants interested in early childhood education may contact: