PLNU Bakersfield Regional Center
Since opening in 1998, PLNU’s Bakersfield Regional Center has closely partnered with the local schools and districts of Kern County to help current and prospective teachers and administrators meet the educational needs of the students, families, and communities they serve.
As part of PLNU’s School of Education, the Bakersfield campus offers bachelor’s, master’s, credential, certificate, and added authorization programs. With convenient in-person, hybrid, and online formats, each program is designed to fit the schedules of those seeking to become a first-time educator or taking the next step in an already fulfilling career.
Bakersfield Local Education Focus
Each of PLNU’s Bakersfield programs is intentionally designed to be embedded within the local community. Professors come from extensive backgrounds as teachers and administrators from throughout the county. The campus hosts professional development workshops, trainings, and community outreach programs promoting higher academic quality, equity, and social justice. Student teaching and internship programs are connected to nearly every school in every surrounding district. And upon graduation, PLNU alumni are highly regarded and sought after in the job markets for their academic excellence, work ethic, compassion, and empathy, and are forever connected to PLNU’s larger professional network and community of quality educators.
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PLNU Bakersfield Regional Center Programs:
- Reading and Literacy Added Authorization
- Autism Added Authorization
- Orthopedic Impairment Added Authorization
- Emotional Disturbance Added Authorization
- Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization
- Other Health Impairments Added Authorization
- Traumatic Brain Injury Added Authorization
- Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization
The Bakersfield Regional Center is centrally located with convenient access to all major travel corridors and easy commutes throughout Kern County. The campus includes seven classrooms, student lounge, computer lab, conference room, and additional offices, with ample free parking available.
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