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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



Program Purpose: To Prepare Creative, Innovative, and Caring Leaders to Develop New Enterprises to Positively Change and Impact the Educational and Social Sectors

The program is designed for those wanting a hands-on experience to build something that matters. We've also woven design and creativity principles throughout our curriculum.

Courses are focused around five action-oriented program goals:

  • Develop Core Knowledge of Educational & Social Sectors
  • Integrate Actionable Systems and Frameworks of Innovation
  • Build and Lead Networks of Change Agents
  • Launch Social and Educational Organizations and Projects
  • Lead in an Ethical and Socially Responsible Manner

You will meet each program goal through completing real-world projects in each course.

Schedule of Courses

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

Year 1, Summer

  • EDUC 237 Organizational Learning
  • EDUC 366 Marketing & Public Relations in Education

  2 courses over 10 weeks

Year 2, Fall

  • EDUC 372 Program & Organization Evaluation
  • EDUC 287 Educational & Social Entrepreneurship

Year 2, Spring

  • EDUC 204 Pluralism in American Education
  • EDUC 377 Design Thinking & Lean Startup for Social Impact

Year 2, Summer

  • EDUC 296 Integrative Capstone in Innovative Leadership

  1 course over 10 weeks

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Curriculum Questions? Contact Dr. Brett Taylor, or 916.325.4627 

Admissions Process Questions? Contact Katrina Jaggears, or 916.340.6151

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