PLNU's tradition of academic excellence with a Christian heritage is extended to the Bakersfield area. Individuals in pursuit of intellectual growth, and a knowledge and appreciation of cultural, social, personal, and spiritual development are provided with an opportunity to achieve their goals and meet their fullest potential in an atmosphere of vital Christianity.

PLNU Bakersfield offers programs for prospective teachers and administrators with plans for an even greater variety of programs based on the needs of the students and the community. 


School of Education

M.A. in Teaching (and online instruction)
M.A. in Education (and online instruction)
M.A. in Special Education (and online instruction)
Clear Multiple or Single Subject Credentials (and online instruction)
Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential
Teacher Leadership Certificate (and online instruction)
Instructional Design with Technology Certificate (and online instruction)
Management of Instructional Design for Professionals Certificate (and online instruction)
Reading and Literacy Added Authorization (and online instruction)
Diverse and Cross-Cultural Environments (and online instruction)
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
Autism Added Authorization (and online instruction)

Degree Completion

Integrated Studies


Kirby, Sarah 
Field Experience Coordinator
(661) 377-4720

Hart, Carolyn
Program Assistant
(661) 321-3483

Heiss, Siegrin
Credential Analyst
(661) 377-4725

Jones, Mischa
Assessment System Coordinator
(619) 563-2871

Meier, Stephanie
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
(661) 377-4721