For those students who have received their California Preliminary Credential and yet need to receive their clear credential, Fresno Pacific University offers one of the few clear credential programs approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in the valley.
The May 11 Teacher Education Celebration honored 128 FPU students who earned teacher credentials in 2010-2011. Speakers included Teacher Education Program Director Linda Hoff, pictured, and Provost Steve Varvis.
The bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts provides a solid foundation for developing knowledge and practical skills, preparing students to succeed in their lives, communities and careers. Liberal arts graduates are especially well-prepared for teacher credentialing programs and for the challenges faced by educators. Not only teachers benefit from the broad, multidisciplinary approach that a degree in liberal education provides, however; the degree is useful in a variety of professional settings.
The bachelor of arts degree in early childhood development is interdisciplinary and designed to help students better understand the growth and development of children from birth through eight years. Courses focus on the total environment of the child as part of the learning experience by incorporating a strong foundation in theory and practice through a holistic approach which addresses the diversity and special needs of the young child.