Our EdPro2 program offers working professionals the opportunity to obtain their Bachelors degree in 15 months!  Learn how...

"EdPro2 was a dream come true.  It made my education a reality at the time when I wanted to balance my family life, work, and a passion for higher education." 
-Ayesha Zafar

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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 for eight weeks.  Then you take two more courses for eight weeks, ending up with four courses a semester.  One semester you will have five courses, one given in a hybrid (face-to-face class time and on-line). Upon successful completion of the program, you'll graduate with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies.  You must have all major courses and 124 units completed to earn the Bachelor's degree. 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.

The EdPro2 curriculum provides you with the broad foundation necessary to apply for a graduate program, for a master's degree and an elelmentary degree or special education teaching credential, or a child development site supervisor's permit.

The program is designed for paraprofessionals working in school districts, Early Childhood professionals, and re-entry adults interested in teaching elementary or special education eventually.  The program meets the needs or paraprofessionals and other re-entry adults who work during the day.

Early Childhood Development and Special Education bridges the transfer process between San Joaquin Delta College and University of the Pacific for early childhood education professionals.  The goal of the partnership is to create pathways for adults to access careers in early childhood development fields while addressing extensive workforce needs. 

Entry into a cohort begins in mid-August of each year with the beginning of the Fall Semester. The EdPro2 program is for individuals who have completed 70 credits (units) in required courses for the major.  Courses typically meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 throughout each of the four semesters. The program of required coursework is organized to cover approximately 15 months, over fall, spring, summer and fall semester.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships is available for individuals enrolled in the EdPro2 program.  Early childhood emphasis individuals are eligible for California State Department programs aimed at early childhood development professionals.

Transferrable Course Work

Additional Information

Interested applicants, who are currently paraprofessionals, may contact:

  Dr. Marilyn Draheim
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Benerd School of Education
University of the Pacific
209-946-2685.

Applicants interested in early childhood education may contact:

Dr. Vivian Harper, Delta San Joaquin Community College, 
Dr. Harriett Arnold,  University of the Pacific.