Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
The future of our nation — its democratic principles, its social values
and commitments, its scientific progress, and its success in a global
economy — ultimately depends on the quality of education professionals.
The Benerd School of Education prepares exemplary elementary,
secondary, and special education teachers, as well as uniquely trained
school psychologists who can address the needs of the most challenged
students, and outstanding principals, superintendents, and leaders for
both K-12 schools and community colleges.
Undergraduates at Pacific
begin accelerated teacher education programs in the freshman year,
engage continuously in both coursework and school-based clinical
experiences prior to student teaching, and graduate in four years with
both a bachelor’s degree and an initial California credential to teach.
Graduate students earn Master’s, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees as
career teachers, instructional specialists, school psychologists, and
educational administrators. Threaded through all programs in the School
is a learner-centered curriculum that blends rigorous content, continuing
opportunities to apply theory to practice, knowledge and skills for
working successfully with culturally and linguistically diverse students,
and exceptionally rich opportunities to use technology for both teaching
Campaign Goal: $8 million
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