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

Degree Completion

Integrated Studies


Betrand, Heather
Field Experience Coordinator
(661) 377-4720

Hart, Carolyn
Program Assistant
(661) 321-3483

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

Lotter, Melody
Credential Analyst
(661) 377-4725

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