Pacific Oaks College

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Pacific Oaks College
Pacific Oaks logo
Established 1945
Type Private, Non-profit
President Ezat Parnia, Ph.D.
Students 1000 undergraduate and graduate students
Location Pasadena, California
(Distance Learning)
, California, United States
Campus Suburban, 4-acre (1.6 ha) campus in Pasadena
Mascot N/A
Website www.pacificoaks.edu

Pacific Oaks College is located in Pasadena, California, United States. Pacific Oaks College is a higher education institution that has full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students throughout Pacific Oaks' California campuses as well as online. Pacific Oaks' anti-bias curriculum has created strong efforts to challenge social injustice and point out issues related to social changes, human development, and child development.[1]

History[edit]

Overview[edit]

Founded more than 60 years ago in 1959 by a small group of Quaker families.[citation needed]

Campus information[edit]

Pasadena campus[edit]

The main campus is located in Pasadena, California.

Instructional sites[edit]

In addition to its main campus in Pasadena, Pacific Oaks offers classes at instructional sites throughout the state of California. These include: Chico, Sacramento, Salinas, and Santa Cruz. Pacific Oaks College also now allows their students to complete coursework online which, with a few exceptions, can be taken by residents of any state within the United States.

Andrew Norman Library[edit]

The Andrew Norman Library on the Eureka (Pasadena) Campus supports the degree programs of Pacific Oaks College and Pacific Oaks Children's School, as well as independent faculty research. The collection, which comprises more than 17,000 titles, reflects the most current research and centers on early childhood education and curriculum development, human development, family systems and therapy, and child care.[2]

Accreditation[edit]

Western Association of Schools and Colleges[edit]

Pacific Oaks College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).[3] Pacific Oaks has been accredited by WASC since 1959.

Affiliations and memberships[edit]

  • TCS Education System.[4]
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (California)[5]
  • Hispanic Association of College and Universities[6]
  • Faculty memberships in the American Association of University Professors

Program-based accreditation[edit]

  • Its M.A. in MFT program satisfies all of the requirements of the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), (Business & Professions Code Sections 4980.41 (a) (d) (e)) for licensing in Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Its Teacher Education Program is certified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for certification in Education Specialist Credential, Mild to Moderate Disabilities Level I & Level II and Preliminary Multiple Subject English Learner Teaching Credential.

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