Teacher Education

If you are considering a career in teaching, you will find that it is a profession like no other. Teaching is an art, a science, a way of life, a vocation, an inspiration, and a passion.

As a teacher, you will experience the joy of making a difference in the lives of your students on a daily basis. You get to share in the wonder and excitement as you help children learn about themselves and discover the world around them.

You will also become a lifelong learner, digging deeper into your subject matter and incorporating new ideas in your own classroom. Every day will be different, holding a unique set of challenges and rewards. By becoming a teacher, you will change your own life and touch countless others.

The Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Bakersfield prepares highly qualified teachers and professionals to teach in the K-12 public schools and to work with children and families in other educational settings.

Our department offers an undergraduate B.A. degree in Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies (CAFS), as well as both Single Subject and Multiple Subject teaching credential programs.

Courses are offered at CSUB’s two campuses: Bakersfield Main Campus and Antelope Valley.

Please click on the links at left for more information about the Teacher Education department at CSUB.


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Department of Teacher Education

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Main Office: (661) 654-3134
Credential Office: (661) 654-2110
Office: EDUC 116

Monday - Friday, 8 am -5 pm 

Antelope Valley Center

California State University, Bakersfield-AV
43909 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA  93536

Phone: (661) 952-5080
Fax: (661) 952-5122
Office: 301

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Thank you for joining us for the 2016 Better Together: California Teachers Summit!

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