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The Benerd Difference

You Have Interests. We Have Options.

What kind of teacher do you want to be? Maybe you want to help elementary students grasp the fundamentals. Perhaps you have a passion for making high school seniors fall in love with physics. Maybe you feel driven to change lives in the field of Special Education. Whatever your interests, our impressive range of degree and credential programs will give you the expertise and breadth of experience to excel in any setting.

A Cutting-Edge Curriculum.

How do you become an effective teacher? Our faculty know the answer. Each of our instructors possess years of teaching experience, and many are still actively engaged as teachers, school psychologists or administrators at our partner colleges, elementary and secondary schools. Their up-to-date experience grounds our curriculum, ensuring that when you graduate from our program, you'll enter the workforce with the most current and relevant preparation available.

Real Life Work in Schools from the Very Beginning.

Our students don't just learn to teach - they actually become teachers well before they graduate. As a student in our program, you'll have extensive structured fieldwork in local schools every semester that is linked to your course work. Our partnerships with the Central Valley's many school districts and after-school tutoring programs enable you to experience teaching a diverse mix of students in urban, rural and suburban schools. Proof that this kind of real world experience pays off? An extraordinary number of our graduates quickly earn Teacher of the Year awards at the district, state and national level. It's true testimony to the quality of our program and the degree to which our students graduate ready to excel as teachers and mentors.