Dean: Patricia Campbell

Since opening in 1923, the Benerd School of Education has offered transformational experiences for professionals in learning, education, and leadership roles.

The Benerd School of Education is a small, comprehensive, independent school at University of the Pacific:

  • With a rich history - Pacific has been preparing teachers since its founding as California's first chartered institution of higher education in 1851. Additionally, we have more than 90 years as an independent School of Education
  • With a faculty that takes our mission very seriously - to prepare and nurture thoughtful, reflective, caring and collaborative teachers, administrators, school psychologists and other learning and social sector professionals
  • With a faculty that lives its six core values - scholarship, integrity and ethical conduct, diversity, social and community responsibility, collegiality, and teaching and learning
  • Which is fully accredited - Click here for a list of Benerd's accreditations


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