Great educators create great leaders. WJU’s School of Education equips graduates with culture-changing influence from the classroom to the boardroom. For more information or details on upcoming events, click the links below or contact the SOE at 916-577-8060. Find out what Jessup’s School of Education can do for you and for those whose future you’re meant to shape.
From the Dean
As the Dean to the School of Education at William Jessup University, I would like to personally welcome you to our website! Throughout your experience in the SOE you will have multiple opportunities to explore, grow and apply your faith. This process will be facilitated by a Christian and highly academically competent faculty and staff who will partner with you through your educational journey.
The School offers Undergraduate and Graduate degrees emphasizing teaching and education. In that endeavor, the School regularly facilitates regional educational events, conducts research, strategically makes professional partnerships, and supports and honors alumni. The School prepares you to graduate and continues to provide opportunities to support you and the great field of education.
In as little as four years, an undergraduate student may earn a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a Preliminary California Multiple Subject Credential, allowing you to teach K-8 in any California school. Or, as a student, you can earn a Bachelor’s degree with one or more concentrations in areas like ASL, Child Development, English, History and Psychology. Students seeking a Master of Arts degree can achieve that through two pathways. We offer a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree that includes a multiple or single subject credential, and the ability to earn a credential in as little as 16 months and complete their thesis in as little as 24 months. We also offer a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) program where one can earn a degree to further their understanding in Education. Students in the MAEd program have the option to pursue a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The SOE degrees and programs are highly successful with graduates working and teaching in California, across the county and throughout the world.
The SOE’s underpinnings are to make a practical and observable difference in the ability of educators and policymakers to effectively impact learning regionally, nationally and internationally. We are continually encouraged by the stories from alumni who share what the Lord is doing in their lives and the difference that they are making in the lives of other.
I invite you to contact the School of Education and/or stop by our professional offices in San Jose or the main campus in Rocklin to explore the opportunities available to you. Let us partner with you!
Dean, School of Education
Learn More about Jessup's School of Education and hear from some of our wonderful professors and current educators.
The William Jessup University School of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs and courses leading to degrees, credentials and concentrations. Below you will find a brief program description and program schedule. The schedule provides you with a sample semester and course scope and sequence. The SOE faculty and staff are ready to partner with you in your chosen program.
BA in Liberal Studies & Credential
Designed to prepare students to teach in career fields in public, private and alternative school settings. In only 4 years, students can earn a BA in Liberal Studies, a recommendation for a Preliminary California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Minor in Bible and Theology. With field experience beginning in the first semester, students quickly become familiar with a classroom environment.
- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8)
BA in Liberal Studies & Concentration
Designed to prepare students for career fields that include teaching, teaching English abroad, leading church education programs, serving and leading on a mission field, coaching, or preparing for graduate school.
The program allows students to explore the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities and the arts through the lens of education and teaching. Students help to design their course of study based on personal and professional goals. The program is designed for students not seeking a California Teaching Credential.
- Child Development
*CTC Annual Report Card/License Examination Passage Rates (AB2086)
WJU credentialing graduates have excellent state license examination passage rates. All teacher preparation programs are required to provide a link to the most recent Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs. This report includes statewide and specific program information and examination pass rates.
Great educators create great leaders. WJU’s School of Education equips graduates with culture-changing influence from the classroom to the boardroom. For more information or details on upcoming events, contact the SOE at 916-577-8060. For questions related to Admissions, please call 855-WJU-GRAD. Find out what Jessup’s School of Education can do for you and for those whose future you’re meant to shape.
Areas of Research
- Assessment of Student Performance & Growth
- Student Learning
- Instructional Design
- Learning Environment
- Response to Intervention
- Socio-Emotional Development
- Character Development
- English Language Learner Needs
- Enrichment Programs
- Professional Development
- Common Core Implementation
- Program Improvement
- Discipline Practices
- School Culture
- Psychology of Education
- Community Involvement in Education
- College & Career Readiness
- Technology in Education
- Accelerated Reading and Renaissance Learning effectiveness and impact on student performance
- Effectiveness of Early Intervention System programs
- Effectiveness of Explicit Direct Instruction model
- English Language Learner Performance Trends and Best Practices
- After school and Peer-Tutoring Programs
- Math Interest and Performance in Middle School
- Teacher and Administrator Induction Programs
- Impact of Professional Development
- School Counseling
- Perceptions of School Culture
- Theory of Intelligence
- Academic Identity and Goal Orientation
- Literacy Development and Intervention
- Parent Outreach and Engagement
- Mandatory Intervention Periods
- Teacher Perceptions of Curriculum
- Summer School Effectiveness
- AP and Honors Access
- Identifying At-Risk Youth
Partner with the School of Education
County Offices, Districts, Schools and entities with Educational mandates that are interested in partnering with the School of Education in order to explore and conduct educational research are encouraged to contact us.
Field Experience Memorandums of Understanding
The SOE has partnerships with 47 public and private school districts which represent more than 600 schools covering 13 California Counties. These partners support SOE students as they Observe, Assist and Student Teach in K-12 classrooms.
If interested in developing a Field Experience Memorandum of Understanding, please contact the School of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in partnering with the SOE to support educational research, please contact the School of Education at email@example.com.
If interested in committing to pray for students in the SOE, those in the field of education, and for the lives they touch, please contact the School of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the William Jessup University School of Education Alumni Community.
The connections you make at WJU School of Education can last a lifetime. Alumni live and work around the world, and we can help you stay in touch or form new relationships with fellow graduates. As you work to transform education in your corner of the globe, stay connected to other alumni and the WJU School of Education community. Regardless of the miles that separate you from the WJU School of Education campus, we hope you always consider it your second home.
Give to WJU SOE and support the next generation of passionate educators, innovative leaders and scholar practitioners. Graduates of the SOE are educational leaders who Reach with compassion, Teach with Excellence and Learn for a lifetime. (Reach * Teach * Learn)
How does your gift to the WJU School of Education make a difference? It helps a dedicated student to fulfill a “calling” to teach in an urban school. It pays for a WJU SOE graduate student to research effective instructional strategies for learners who learn differentially, and, it pays for new resources in the Educational Resource Center!
Your gift will be used to support the WJU School of Education’s most pressing needs. Your gift will make an immediate impact in the following priority areas:
- Financial Aid – WJU SOE is proud to offer grants and scholarships to provide access to all deserving students.
- Research – Your gift helps pay for the technology and resources that power significant research initiatives.
- Professional Development – Your gift helps WJU SOE students and faculty to learn from and influence the best and brightest educators in the world.
- Educational Resource Center – Money from the SOE Fund is used to expand both physical and electronic holdings for students and the educational community.
Apply for Undergraduate
Earn a BA degree with a minor in Bible and Theology, and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8) or a Concentration in four years.
- BA in Liberal Studies with a Multiple Subject Credential (K-8)
- BA in Liberal Studies with a Concentration
Apply for Master of Arts in Education
This intensive, evening cohort program allows you to complete your Master of Arts in Education degree and optional Preliminary Administrative Services Credential in 20 months.
- Administration Credential – Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Optional)
Apply for Master of Arts in Teaching
This intensive, evening cohort program allows you to complete your credentialing coursework in 16 months and earn your master’s degree in 24 months.
- Master of Arts in Teaching with a Multiple Subject Credential (K-8)
- Master of Arts in Teaching with a Single Subject Credential
- English Language Development
- Health Science
- Home Economics
- Industrial & Techonology Education
- Physical Education
- Social Science/History
- World Languages
The School of Education, in partnership with and by the grace of Christ, develops educators for leadership and scholarship regionally, nationally and internationally in order to make a difference in the lives of those they serve.
Exhibiting the character of Christ, the School of Education develops educational leaders who reach with compassion, teach with excellence and learn for lifelong impact.
William Jessup University
School of Education
2121 University Avenue, Rocklin, CA 95765
Located in the Teacher Tai Building