For almost fifty years, Notre Dame de Namur University has maintained a reputation for excellence in teacher education. The objective of the Department of Teacher Education is to prepare competent teachers, specialists, and administrators through professional programs that reflect current trends. Personalized attention and individualized counseling for students, field orientation of programs, and successful placement of credential graduates have characterized the program since its inception in 1953. All of its credential programs were reaccredited in May 2010.
NDNU graduates are among the most highly sought after and respected educators in the San Francisco Bay Area. NDNU graduates serve as teachers, specialists, principals, and administrators in virtually every school district in Northern California.
The Department offers credentials and certificates in the following areas:
- Multiple Subject Credential
- Single Subject Credential
- Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Level I
- Administrative Services Credential, Tier I
- Administrative Services Credential, Tier II
Credentials Office (information and forms)