Pacific Oaks College is a nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor's completion, masters and certificate programs in human development, counseling, education, early childhood education and teacher credentialing. The school offers classes at its main campus in Pasadena and at a number of convenient instructional sites throughout California, as well as online.
It was founded more than 60 years ago, in 1945, by a small group of Quaker families. Pacific Oaks College has remained dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice and the valuing of every human being. Three basic concepts underlie the educational philosophy at Pacific Oaks: that every individual has a fundamental worth, that growth is a dynamic and life-long process, and that every individual has a unique identity and human potential.
The school offers most of its Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs online as well. Online classes are typically offered in seven-week sessions, and coursework meets the same levels of quality and rigor as on-ground, face-to-face programs. It is important to note that some of the online degrees are only offered to California residents.