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.

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Application Process:

Private Donor scholarships established for School of Education student. In order to apply, you must be admitted into the program. The application will be sent to Faculty for their recommendations.

Application Deadlines:

July 15 (for fall semester)<
November 15 (for spring semester)
March 15 (for summer semester)