Skip to content
  • Print
return to Academics

Apply to graduate programs

Request information on graduate programs


Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Benerd School of Education
Marilyn Draheim
Department Chair, Associate Professor

Multiple Subject - Elementary Education

To teach in California elementary schools, you need at least a bachelor's degree and a teaching credential. With our program you will graduate with a liberal arts degree and a multiple subject credential. Most programs in the state, automatically, require a fifth year of study to become a teacher. Benerd's unique programs provide you with a pathway to earn your bachelor's degree and credentialing in just four years. More importantly, we make sure that you are ready to take on all the opportunities and challenges that come with the exciting profession of an elementary education teacher.

Click on the icon for more information 

Pacific admits students for fall and spring semesters. Please visit Admissions for complete admission requirements.
Your adviser will provide you with a four year plan that sequences courses for the major and courses for the teaching credential. We have built in courses for the major that double count for general education. Click on the icon to view a sample study plan.
A Multiple Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach in a self-contained classroom at the pre-school through twelfth grade level. Multiple Subject Credentials are typically used for teaching in elementary schools or self-contained settings. 
Our students don't just learn to teach-they actually become teachers well before they graduate. Gaining experience in the schools will follow and support your development as a teacher. It's a supportive and proven approach that provides aspiring teachers the experience they need to excel in the classroom.
We're committed to making your education affordable. In fact, nearly 75 percent of all pacific students receive some form of financial aid, with an average financial aid package of $22,000. We work hard to make sure that every student admitted to our program has access to the full array of loans, grants and scholarships.

View a repository of courses and course descriptions offered at Benerd School of Education. This list of courses will help you to understand the topics and teachings our school focuses on.

JOIN GLADYS L. BENERD SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ON:  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  LinkedIn