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Benerd College
For Degree and Credentialing: 209.946.2683 For Professional Development: 209.946.2424 For Sacramento Programs: 916.340.6155

3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

Departments + Offices


Dr. Marilyn Draheim l Department Chair l 209.946.2558 
The Department of Curriculum and instruction is devoted to understanding and implementing effective and engaging ways to teach and learn. We understand the complexity of the dynamic field of teaching and learning and prepare our students to become exceptional leaders. Our goal is for our students to be equipped with the knowledge and will to go out into communities and create positive environments for learning. 

Programs Offered l Undergraduate l Graduate l Doctoral 


Dr. Rod Githens l Interim Department Chair l 209.946.2580 
The Department of Educational Administration and Leadership strives to equip students with an understanding of the dynamic field of education and leadership. Programs provide students with an innovative approach to leadership in the education realm by using theory and practice methods. Students leave with ideas, values, and knowledge to enable them to step into a leadership role and introduce positive change. 

Programs Offered l Graduate l Doctoral 

Dr. Linda Webster l Department Chair l 209.946.2559
The Department of Educational & School Psychology prepares compassionate professional psychologists and mental health professionals who are capable of functioning as reflective practitioners in diverse and challenging environments to promote the mental health, learning, and development of children and families. Graduates from the program step into the workforce culturally competent and equipped to provide leadership in their field.  

Programs Offered l Graduate l Doctoral  


Dr. Rod Githens l Assistant Dean l 916.739.7332
Benerd in Sacramento is striving to be a center of innovation and creativity to foster learning, leadership, and change in Northern California. We work to develop curious, inquiring, and courageous change agents who are committed to changing the landscape of Northern California by re-imagining learning systems, structures, and cultures. Sacramento Programs cut across Benerd's various disciplines and build on Benerd's mission to prepare thoughtful, reflective, caring and collaborative professionals.

Programs Offered l Graduate l Doctoral  


Dr.Jaci Griffen l Coordinator of Credential Services l 209.946.2277
Our school offers several programs that include both teaching credentialing and service credentialing. Benerd's focus is to guide our students through the process of obtaining not only a degree but also to help them through the credentialing process. The Benerd School of Education is accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Credentials Offered

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