Filling the Central Valley’s need for teachers is the goal of a partnership between FPU and UC Merced.
Called the Central Valley Teacher Prep Partnership (CVTPP), the program “will provide a seamless career pathway from undergraduate education at the University of California to professional preparation programs located at Fresno Pacific University’s center in Merced,” according to the memo of understanding between the universities.
The Merced Center is a direct extension of Fresno Pacific University's main campus. The center offers classes in Early Childhood Development, Business Administration: Organizational Leadership Emphasis and Liberal Arts. All courses are offered in the evening and are taught by experienced faculty.
The Merced Center is located right off of "G" Street in the El Portal Plaza.