Achieve your goal of making an impact on students' lives through a career in teaching. At PLNU, we’re here to partner with you and to model the kind of holistic care you want to give your own students in the future. We offer both a fully online curriculum throughout the state of California and an in-person curriculum at our Southern California campuses in San Diego and Bakersfield.
If you want to teach at the secondary level (middle or high school), you’ll need to pursue your single subject credential in an approved discipline of your choice. A single subject credential enables you to teach in a departmentalized (preschool-adult) classroom. You can earn your preliminary credential alone or as a part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Establish Your Credibility
Gain the skills and the credential you need to live out your calling to teach. Earn a credential that establishes you as a knowledgeable, committed teaching candidate in as little as 20 months (three to four semesters depending on your start date). PLNU’s accreditations and district partnerships mean your degree will be from a university that’s well-known and respected in the community.
Be Confident in Your Calling
Learn in an environment where your goals, faith, and passion are shared and valued. At PLNU, we’re here to partner with you and to give you the same holistic care you know every student deserves. Your curriculum is grounded in research and tied to critical needs and current topics facing educators.
Build a Lasting Network of Support
PLNU faculty and master teachers mentor you. Career counselors guide you. PLNU’s Education Associates alumni network keeps you connected long after graduation. And further professional development opportunities are available as you advance in your career.
Earn your education specialist preliminary credential as a standalone degree or as part of PLNU’s Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Please note: Credential requirements are subject to change based on state and federal requirements, which supersede any existing catalog requirements.