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CSUEB offers online veterinary assistant certificate course

July 18, 2014 5:00am

Have you always wanted to work in a veterinary office, but lack the necessary preparation?

Students who take advantage of Cal State East Bay's Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program will acquire the range of knowledge and skills that prospective employers are looking for in a veterinary assistant. The curriculum covers topics from veterinary medical terminology and veterinary office practices to recognizing signs and symptoms of illness and assisting a veterinarian with surgical and treatment procedures.

No application is needed to enter the program, and the online-only format makes it convenient for anyone in the world, not just those who live or work in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information on the program or to register for the course, visit here.

--Erin Merdinger


CSUEB’s project management exam prep course starts July 25

July 11, 2014 5:00am

Do you need to brush up on your project management knowledge or prepare for the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) exam? Cal State East Bay’s PMP exam preparation course starts July 25.

The PMP certification has proven to be the most important credential for project managers. In fact, according to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey–Seventh Edition, certification positively impacts project manager salaries.

By taking Cal State East Bay’s five-day course, you’ll prepare to complete the application, study for and pass the PMP certification examination. You’ll discuss the practical application of the project management processes and receive hands-on training through online exercises and practice exams.

This course also qualifies you for the 35 hours of project management specific training that is required on the PMP/CAPM application.

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CSUEB offers test preparation for college entry and standardized testing

July 4, 2014 5:00am

Give yourself every advantage when taking examinations for college admissions or professional certification with Cal State East Bay’s comprehensive and affordable test preparation courses.

Upcoming courses in the summer quarter include:

CBEST Test Preparation

Prepare for the California Basic Educational Skills Test, which is required for anyone seeking an educational credential in California.

TEAS and HOBET Test Preparation

These workshops are designed to prepare students to maximize their scores for sections of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), a requirement for entrance into nursing programs and the HOBET (Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test), an entrance exam used for health occupation worker qualification.

For a detailed list of upcoming courses, view the quarterly schedule here.

--Erin Merdinger

New certificate program helps special education credential holders extend services from birth to 5

Cal State East Bay will launch a new Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSEAA) Certificate Program this fall.

June 27, 2014 12:00am

Cal State East Bay will launch a new Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSEAA) Certificate Program this fall. The program enables special education credential holders to extend the authorization of their credential to include services to young children, birth to five, and their families. Currently, credential holders can only serve kindergarten through age 22. 

Designed for working adults, the ECSEAA program can be completed in two quarters and is offered in a hybrid format. The program’s dynamic curriculum includes courses on: Young Children with Special Needs, Family Systems and Cultural Competence, Assessing Young Children with Special Needs, and Curriculum and Instruction for Young Children with Special Needs.

All courses are taught by practicing Early Childhood Special Education and Early Intervention specialists in the Bay Area.

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CSUEB offers online continuing education courses for teachers, enrollment deadline June 30

June 20, 2014 5:00am

The enrollment deadline for Cal State East Bay’s online teacher education courses, which are designed to help K-12 teachers learn strategies and techniques that will improve their classroom performance, is June 30 for the summer quarter.

Teachers looking to fulfill state requirements for professional development or earn credits for salary advancement are encouraged to enroll in one or more classes. Course topics include behavior in the classroom, disorders and disabilities, educational therapy, early childhood, health and safety, language arts skills, math skills, special student needs and classroom management and teaching strategies.

For more information, visit the course webpage.

--Erin Merdinger

CSUEB water polo seniors Hudyn, Zell earn All-America honors

June 17, 2014 8:00am

Seniors Sara Hudyn and Allison Zell were named to the 2014 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America Team, announced on Monday.

Hudyn, a 2-meter specialist was named a First Team selection for the second straight year and Zell, a driver was named to the Second Team to cap off her collegiate career.

Hudyn, a Kitchener, Ontario, Canada native finished her Cal State East Bay career as the program's second leading scorer with 247 goals. In her senior season she led the Pioneers with 75 goals, 41 steals, and ranked second with 28 drawn ejections and 21 assists. Hudyn ranks in the program's all-time top 10 with 79 assists (7th) and 165 steals (5th).

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CSUEB online art museum and gallery studies program, enrollment deadline June 20

June 13, 2014 12:00am

The enrollment deadline for Cal State East Bay’s graduate-level certificate program in Art Museum and Gallery Studies is quickly approaching. Graduates of the program are qualified for entry-level positions in art museums, galleries and cultural centers. Students planning to enroll in the program during the summer quarter must do so by the June 20 deadline.

As the only program of its kind offered in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the few in the United States, students who take advantage of this self-paced program will gain the educational foundation necessary for a successful career as a museum or gallery professional.

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CSUEB history students collaborate on murals project depicting Oakland yesteryear

June 9, 2014 8:00am

This history of "Old Oakland" has come alive through the murals recently installed near the intersection of Jefferson and 11th streets -- thanks to the work of Cal State East Bay history students and art students from California College of the Arts (CCA).

The students of Professor Linda Ivey's History 4032 class, "Introduction to Public History," wrote 16 historical narratives during the fall 2013 quarter about the city's past after doing extensive research related to the old center of the downtown area of Oakland. Those narratives were then put on a special Web site, from which CCA's art students last January selected six of the narratives that inspired them. From those they created large murals depicting that history.

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CSUEB’s online MS in Health Care Administration program ranked 14 in the nation

Cal State East Bay was recently featured in “The 25 Best Online Master of Healthcare Administration Degree Programs” article by The Best Schools.

June 6, 2014 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Online MS in Health Care Administration program earned top recognition among the nation’s finest online programs. The program was ranked 14 in “The 25 Best Online Master of Healthcare Administration Degree Programs” article by The Best Schools, a leading online resource providing ranking, degree and career-related articles.  

The program, which launched in 2012, provides working health care professionals with the knowledge and skill sets needed to be effective health care administrators and managers. A new cohort of students is admitted each fall quarter, and students can complete the program in six consecutive quarters.

Criteria used to rank each school included academic excellence, course offerings, accomplishment of faculty and reputation, including the college’s reputation for providing online degrees.

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Stephen Gutierrez writes third book, features stories of his growing up in LA, Fresno

Stephen D. Gutierrez

June 5, 2014 9:00am

Stephen D. Gutierrez, a member of the Cal State East Bay English Department faculty since 1992, has written his third book -- this one featuring stories about his Mexican-American heritage and about growing up in Los Angeles and Fresno.

"The Mexican Man in His Backyard," describes his life growing up in southern and central California through series of stories and essays, some of which had been written earlier by the 54-year-old Gutierrez. It was published by Roan Press in 2014 and is available at bookstores and through

He has earned glowing accolades for his latest book from fellow authors.

"Stephen Gutierrez captures the mood, language and unexplainable sadness of places we all know," said Alejandro Murguia, award-winning author of "This War Called Love."

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