At PLNU, we value passionate educators who have a heart for their students. Through the integrated studies program, aspiring teachers in the state of California will complete a bachelor’s degree while simultaneously earning a preliminary teaching credential.
Online learning for today’s educators
If you are a para-educator with classroom experience or a career-changer looking to translate your experience into the education field, this fully online ISEE program allows you to finish your bachelor’s degree while earning your teaching credential in as few as 16 months. Credential options include:
- Single subject
- Multiple subject
- Education specialist
Educational training on your terms
This online program gives you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You can complete coursework in the comfort of your home, favorite coffee shop, or local library while choosing a study schedule that works best for you.
Online learning is perfect for those who learn in ways that aren’t often found in traditional classrooms — watching instructional videos, listening to audio lectures at your preferred speed, or dedicating extra study time to tricky topics. You can always connect with professors to help find the best ways to absorb and apply your learning.
Save time for life’s special moments
Learning shouldn’t prevent you from doing what you love. Coursework is designed to be flexible to your needs and help you balance your other life commitments.
While completing this program, you’ll still be able to continue spending time with family, thriving at your full- or part-time workplace, or leisure time.
Encouraging community without commuting
Commuting can be stressful and time-consuming — especially in San Diego. Thankfully, you can learn online while still benefiting from PLNU’s strong focus on community. In this program, you’ll meaningfully connect with other students online as you learn and grow in your expertise as an educator.
"Our teacher education program is designed to provide multiple pathways for candidates to achieve teaching credentials and advanced degrees. We model approaches to teaching that are relational and supportive while also giving candidates research-based strategies and fieldwork experiences in the classroom."
Dr. Shirlee Gibbs
Coordinator, M.A. in Teaching Program and Professor of Education
You’ll also have access to top-tier mentorship from professors and advisors. They’ll help you to leverage your strengths to expand your connections and career opportunities. You’ll be able to access resources tailored to you and your career goals.