Pacific Oaks College says
Pacific Oaks College is a not-for-profit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs in human development, counseling, education, early childhood education, and teacher credentialing.
Pacific Oaks' main campus is in Pasadena, Calif., and classes are also offered at convenient locations throughout California (Sacramento, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and L.A.) and online.
Founded more than 60 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College is dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of every human being. The institution is known and recognized for its pioneering efforts to reduce bias within our nation's education system, and for equipping graduates with the skills they need to help people from diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and strengths uncover and realize their unique individual potentials.
Pacific Oaks is known for its progressive approach to learning--valuing real-world experiences as well as academic achievements. This philosophy is embodied through opportunities such as the Credit for Life Experience option, which allows students to gain academic credit for real-world experience acquired in the workplace. Students may earn up to 30 credits in this manner--credits which can be applied toward a bachelor's degree and count toward application for an M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy or Human Development.