Notre Dame de Namur University Offers New Programs in Tracy

Applications now open for teaching credentials and BS in Human Services

For Immediate Release (2/27/2017)

Belmont, Calif.—Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) announced that its campus in Tracy, California, is accepting applications for new undergraduate and graduate programs. Prospective students can now apply to earn either a single subject or multiple subject teaching credential, or a bachelor of science in Human Services.

“These accelerated evening programs are designed to fit the schedules of busy adults,” said NDNU Vice President for Enrollment Management Jason Murray. “Both teachers and human services professionals are increasingly in demand in the Tracy region, and we’re excited to help provide the educated professionals who will meet this need in the community.”

The teacher education programs include both a multiple subject credential, for elementary schools, and a single subject credential, for middle or high schools. NDNU has a long history in teacher education, dating back to 1953. Many alumni are active teachers and administrators in the San Francisco Bay Area. “We take pride in giving students personalized attention and advising, and in successfully placing credential graduates in schools,” Murray added.

NDNU’s bachelor of science program in Human Services is designed to prepare for or enhance careers in fields that include business, government, counseling/social work, healthcare, gerontology, community advocacy, law enforcement, and human resources. “We find that students who are drawn to a degree in Human Services recognize the importance of people: working with them, serving them, and meeting their needs,” Murray commented. “The program encourages students to see themselves as leaders who address social issues and concerns.”

NDNU launched its Tracy campus in fall 2015 with a bachelor’s and a master’s program in business administration. The first Tracy graduates will complete their degrees this year. The local community and the Tracy Education Consortium have embraced the university and have raised over $100,000 for student scholarships.

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Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 traditional-aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. NDNU degree programs are based in both Tracy and in Belmont, California. For more information, visit

Tracy Programs Contact

Cerena Sweetland-Gil, Enrollment Manager
(209) 833-5020 


Zack Rogow
(650) 508-3585