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Academics at Benerd

The University of the Pacific was the first university in California whose professional education programs were fully approved by both the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) from bachelor's through doctoral levels, thus permitting its professional education program graduates to be licensed upon request in 38 other states.

Although teacher education is considered to be an all-University responsibility, all professional education degree and credential programs at University of the Pacific are offered and coordinated through the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education. Students in the Benerd School of Education are prepared to deliver thoughtful, reflective, caring, and collaborative services to diverse populations. The School directs its efforts toward researching the present and future needs of schools and the community, fostering intellectual and ethical growth, and developing compassion and collegiality through personalized learning experiences.

Undergraduate Programs Transfer

Check out our programs offered in Sacramento 

Title II results
Information on University of the Pacific candidates' performance on State of California licensure exams can be found at the following URL: Teacher Preparation Program Report, and also at:

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Downtown Stockton

Guide to Stockton

Find the best places to eat, shop and have fun in our interactive guide.

The Juggling Act

Two Doctoral students share how they manage work, family and their studies.

The  Juggling Act

Four-year Guarantee

Pacific works hard to get you to your career faster

Four-year Guarantee

Congratulations Dr. Hallett!

Dr. Hallett receives the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Justice award. 

Congratulations Dr. Hallett!