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Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Benerd School of Education
Marilyn Draheim
Department Chair, Associate Professor


It is never too late to begin the career that's right for you. We created the evening degree for education professionals program of Edpro2 for Paraprofessional educators, teaching assistants, early childhood providers and others who've worked in schools but haven't had the opportunity to earn a degree and the credentials required to start their teaching careers.Edpro2 is an accelerated, evening program that fits working professionals' busy schedules. Students take two, four-hour evening classes per week. During the program, courses typically meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 throughout each of the four semesters. Approximately fifteen months later, upon successful completion of the program, you'll graduate with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies.

The Edpro2 curriculum provides you with the foundation necessary to go into a graduate program to earn one of the following credentials coupled with your Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. If desired, this program offers four courses to apply for the Child Development Permit. The Permit is a document which authorizes service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program. 

Special Education Credential Multiple Subject Credential Child Development Site Supervisor's Permit

Entry into a cohort begins in mid-August of each year with the beginning of the Fall Semester. It is possible to enter in spring semesters. Please visit Admissions for complete admission requirements.
This program takes real commitment: our courses are accelerated and intensive. The support you'll receive from the professors and students in the program, however, makes this one of the most rewarding journeys you'll ever undertake. This program is organized specifically to help earn the Bachelor of Liberal Arts studies in a cohort group. Courses are organized for the cohort group so you are not competing with other students for course placements. Click on the icon to view a sample study plan. 
The EdPro2 program is for individuals who have completed 70 credits (units) in required courses for the major. Click on the transfer icon to view a list of transferable courses to the program.
Our students don't just learn to teach-they actually become teachers well before they graduate. Gaining experience in the schools will follow and support your development as a teacher. It's a supportive and proven approach that provides aspiring teachers the experience they need to excel in the classroom.
We're committed to making your education affordable. In fact, nearly 75 percent of all Pacific students receive some form of financial aid, with an average financial aid package of $22,000. We work hard to make sure that every student admitted to our program has access to the full array of loans, grants and scholarships.
View a repository of courses and course descriptions offered at Benerd School of Education. This list of courses will help you to understand the topics and teachings our school focuses on.

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