School of Education: Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education

Education is a cornerstone of society. The work of teachers, counselors, administrators, and educational leaders is vital to not only individual students but the future of our communities. You're called to make a difference as an educator.

As part of PLNU's School of Education, your journey toward an education degree will be supported by a strong network, connected to people and practical experience in the field, and equip you with the confidence to succeed through graduation and beyond. You'll join a group of students, faculty, and alumni who are highly sought after and well respected in their local education communities throughout San Diego, Bakersfield, and the entire state of California for their deep commitment to their craft and calling. Whether you're looking to earn a credential, added authorization, or a bachelor's degree or master's degree in education, PLNU's School of Education has you covered.

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Disclosure: This program meets the requirements for candidates preparing for educator licensure in the state of California and is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Point Loma Nazarene University does not guarantee that the program requirements for licensure in the state of California meets licensure requirements in other states or satisfies employment criteria in another state. Additionally, successful completion of this program by itself does not fulfill all of the requirements to become a credentialed teacher in California.

Opportunities for Engagement

Becoming a world citizen doesn't just happen within the classroom — it happens by interacting with new opportunities, people, places, and ideas. With real experience that counts toward your credential hours and reading workshops, financial services counselors who help you qualify for California's TEACH or Golden State Teacher grants, as well as free access to California Teachers Summit and four-day preparation courses for the CBEST, PLNU’s School of Education offers many opportunities for meaningful engagement on your way toward your bachelor's or master’s degrees in education.


Our faculty serve as both teachers and mentors, committed to guiding you toward a full and purposeful education. By helping you explore thought-provoking and influential ideas and engage complex and difficult questions, you'll have access to an environment devoted to the pursuit of truth. An education at PLNU is both transformative and meaningful.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the School of Education or any of our majors and minors, please reach out to us!

(619) 849-7121

(619) 329-6799

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