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Why pursue a master's degree? When you increase your own skillbase, you advance both your career and your ability to help others.

We offer a wide range of advanced degree programs that will enable you to become more effective in, and derive greater satisfaction from, your role as an educator, administrator or specialist.

Benerd School of Education's 12-Month MA + Single Subject Credential Cohort Begins June, 2014.   Applications are being accepted now for the fifth 12-month cohort.  The program begins June, 2014.  Cohort members are eligible for reduced tuition during the academic year through Pacific's Project Teach scholarship.  Contact Dr. Kellie Cain at kcain@pacific.edu or Gaby Satvaldiyev at gsatvaldiyev@pacific.edu for additional information.

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: Ideally suited for prospective students who already possess a teaching credential or equivalent professional preparation, this program will help you develop expertise in planning, organizing, managing, evaluating and improving school programs through curriculum development, staff development and research. 

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: This degree program is for undergraduates who continue at theUniversity of the Pacific after the bachelor's degree to completea preliminary credential and for new graduate students who are beginning a teaching credential program. Our new 12 month masters and single subject credential program offers an ideal option for individuals who want to teach in specific content areas. Placements in diverse local schools and the support of outstanding teacher mentors ensure the excellence of our graduates.

M.A. in Educational Administration and Leadership with Optional Preliminary Administrative Services Credential: This 33-unit, master's program is geared to individuals seeking careers in educational administration within or outside of K-12 education. The program usually involves the 21 units requiredfor the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, plus a 12-unit M.A. core education. If you are not interested in pursuing the preliminary administrative services credential, an individual program can be developed for you.

M.A. in Educational Administration and Leadership with Student Affairs Emphasis: The College Student Affairs specialization is a 36-unit program,with an optional thesis, that consists of courses in Research, Educational and Professional Leadership, a Concentration area and Cognate Studies. Our program is designed to meet the standards of the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

M.A. in Special Education: This is an advanced degree program for:*Individuals who already have a Level One Education Specialist Credential and wish to enroll in an advanced degree program and complete the Level Two requirements. Individuals who already possess a Multiple Subject or Single Subject teaching credential or Speech and Language, Clinical Rehabilitative Services credential and wish to add an EducationSpecialist credential, Level One and Two, and engage in a Master of Arts program.

  • Want to Know More?  For detailed information about our programs'prerequisites, courses and application process, call 209.946.2677