Becoming a Teacher

Choosing to become a teacher at Fresno Pacific University means that you will be well-prepared to meet the many challenges teachers face in the classroom. Thousands of teachers throughout the state of California, and particularly in the Central Valley, have completed courses, credentials and/or master's degrees at FPU. These well-prepared teachers have made and maintained our reputation for excellence in teacher preparation.

We have developed several pathways to become a teacher. We have a fast-track program for those who know very early in their college career that they want to be teachers. We offer programs for full-time students and for those who want to attend part-time. We also have an intern program for those who are highly qualified and who have been offered a contracted teaching position.

We also have scholarship opportunities for future high school teachers:

We offer our programs at several locations and have wonderful staff and faculty who are committed to helping you understand what you need to do to become a teacher.

Take the first step! Look through the information here (Check the links to the left!), and then contact us so we can work with you on a one-to-one basis.

Examination Passage Rates

Click here to view the Commission on Teacher Credentialing Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2011-2012. Fresno Pacific University's teacher education preparation program data can be found in Appendix A, pages 43-44.