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School of Education

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 Credentialing 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 TESOL, ALS, History, English, Child Development, and Psychology. Students seeking a Master of Arts degree can achieve that through two pathways. We offer a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) that includes a multiple or single subject credential can earn a credential in as little as 12 months and complete their thesis in as little as 16 months. We also offer a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) where one can earn a degree to further their understanding in Education. 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!

Best Regards,
Nathan Herzog
Dean, School of Education

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.


  • TESOL (minor)
  • Psychology
  • English
  • Bible & Theology
  • Child Development


Master of Arts in Teaching with Credential (M.A.T.)

Skillfully designed for candidates seeking to complete educational research and earn a multiple subject or single subject teaching credential for use in public or private school.


  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8)
  • Single Subject English
  • Single Subject Math

Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.)

Purposely designed for candidates seeking to develop leadership skills with the flexibility to conduct educational research on a self-selected topic. . Learn more about this degree and program.

*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.

2013 – 2014 Annual Report
2012 – 2013 Annual Report
2011 – 2012 Annual Report

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WJU’s School of Education provides many opportunities for professional development and learning through annual events. For more information on upcoming events, click the links below or contact the SOE at 916-577-8060 with any questions.

Past Events


The School of Education places a high priority on contributing to the regional, national and international educational conversations about effective best practices in education, with a particular focus on teaching and learning, teacher and administrator training and professional development, and district and school intervention practices and programs.

Areas of Research

  • Pedagogy
  • 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
  • Attendance
  • Professional Development
  • Common Core Implementation
  • Program Improvement
  • Discipline Practices
  • School Culture
  • Psychology of Education
  • Community Involvement in Education
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Technology in Education

Current Projects

  • 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

The School of Education Graduate Committee

The School of Education Graduate Committee oversees research processes and procedures. Students are further supported by doctoral-qualified mentors.

Dr. Nathan Herzog

Dr. Aisha Lowe

For more information about the SOE’s research contact Dr. Aisha Lowe:; 916-577-2258.

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.

School of Education Advisory Board

  • Michael Borgaard | Superintendent | Elverta Joint School District (K-8)
  • Jess Borjon | Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction | Roseville Joint Union High School District
  • Renee Flores | Principal | Adventure Christian School
  • Jennifer Hicks | Associate Superintendent,Curriculum & Instruction | Placer County Office of Education
  • Todd Jacobs | Superintendent | Capital Christian School
  • Jerry Jorgenson | Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services | Roseville City School District
  • Gordon Medd | Superintendent | Loomis Union School District
  • Andrew Ricabal | Superintendent | Forest Lake Christian School
  • Jeff Roberts | Superintendent | Plumas Lake Elementary School District
  • Denny Rush | Superintendent | Newcastle Elementary School District
  • Colleen Slattery | Assistant Superintendent- Human Resources | Placer County Office of Education
  • Roger Stock | Superintendent | Rocklin Unified School District
  • Brad Tooker | Superintendent | Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District
  • Rebecca Toto | Director of Human Resources | Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District

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 use the online contact form.

Research Partners

If you are interested in partnering with the SOE to support educational research, please use the online contact form.

Prayer Partners

If interested in committing to pray for students in the SOE, those in the field of education, and for the lives they touch, please use the online contact form.


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!

Giving Priorities

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 Graduate

This intensive, evening cohort program allows you to complete your credentialing coursework in 16 months and earn your master’s degree in 20 months.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching with a Multiple Subject Credential (K-8)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching with a Single Subject Credential
    • English Credential
    • Mathematics Credentia


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.

Advancement Courses

Expert teachers with extensive classroom experience leading you through courses designed to be meaningful, engaging, and classroom applicable.

William Jessup University
School of Education
2121 University Avenue, Rocklin, CA 95765
Located in the Teacher Tai Building
Phone: 916-577-8060

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