Inside CSUEB News Blog
Cal State East Bay MS in Online Teaching and Learning Graduates Unite at Annual Graduation Celebration
July 31, 2015 10:00am
When Ken Seto attended Cal State East Bay's Online Master of Science in Education, option in Online Teaching and Learning (MS-OTL) program’s 15th annual graduation celebration on the Hayward Campus in June, it wasn’t just about the usual pomp and circumstance. The celebration allowed Seto to finally meet, face-to-face, the classmates and instructors he had formed bonds with throughout the online program.
“Everyone has this preconception of online education that you’re all by yourself and isolated, and it’s not like that whatsoever,” said Seto, who was one of six MS-OTL graduates participating in this year’s graduation festivities. “In fact, the bonds and interaction that we’ve had together in this program (are) greater than any kind of experience I had when going through my bachelor’s. I felt so incredibly supported by the instructors and the fellow students. It was really an amazing experience.”
July 16, 2015 12:00am
Cal State East Bay’s Oakland Center is currently undergoing an extensive expansion project to accommodate its growing number of visitors and offerings. In addition to the expansion, the original structure is being renovated to create an overall cohesive and modern feel between the old and new spaces. The Oakland Center will be closed and under construction for the remainder of summer and is set to reopen in fall 2015.
Plans for the expansion include taking over three additional spaces along the 11th Street side of the building, allowing for student-centric facilities, including a lounge and study areas. In addition to the new spaces, all of the existing classrooms will get fresh carpet, paint and furniture.
July 10, 2015 12:00am
After a three-year hiatus, Cal State East Bay will re-launch its Certificate in Construction Management starting this fall. The program, which first launched approximately 27 years ago, has been on hiatus from 2011 to 2014, but will return to meet the demands of the growing construction industry.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of construction managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations combined.
The program, which can be completed in as little as 12 months, gives construction industry professionals the skills and knowledge necessary to advance to a management position or create their own construction business.
June 30, 2015 3:00pm
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 July 7 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.
June 25, 2015 9:00am
Cal State East Bay will host several information sessions on its Certificate in Paralegal Studies program this summer. Participants will meet the program director, learn more about program requirements and course offerings, as well as network with other professionals.
The American Bar Association (ABA)-approved CSUEB Certificate in Paralegal Studies qualifies aspiring paralegals for entry-level positions in law offices, corporations, government agencies and other organizations. Earning a certificate is also an excellent option for existing paralegals who seek to differentiate themselves, increase earning potential, and meet or exceed the educational requirements dictated by California law.
See below for a list of upcoming information sessions:
Thursday, July 23
Hayward Campus, VBT 219
Thursday, July 30
Concord Campus, AS 206
Thursday, August 6
Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library, Oakland
June 17, 2015 12:00am
Like most grandmothers, Alyce Shikano is proud of her grandchildren. However, she’s particularly close to one of them — 21-year-old Alyssa Larson. That’s because grandmother and granddaughter are students at Cal State East Bay’s Concord Campus.
“We are very close and can talk about anything,” Larson said. “She’s my friend and I love spending time with her.”
Larson is a freshman in the nursing program, and her grandmother takes Osher Lifelong Learning classes through the Scholar-OLLI Program for mature learners.
The two try to meet up between classes, which isn’t always easy with their busy schedules.
“The last time we met up, it was a pure accident. I stayed too long after a class and Alyssa was coming upstairs, which she doesn’t usually do, and ‘oh my God, I ran into my granddaughter!’” Shikano said.
June 12, 2015 12:00am
Are you interested in jump-starting your social media presence and learning how to use your social media profiles for professional or personal purposes? Take part in Cal State East Bay’s upcoming Introduction to Social Media Workshop from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. June 27 at the Hayward Campus.
Held in a computer lab, this one-day, hands-on workshop will help participants build their knowledge of social media tools and channels. Participants will be guided step-by-step to set up accounts on some of the most popular social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. Class discussions will focus around determining what type of content to share, connecting with others and privacy considerations.
June 8, 2015 12:00am
The demand for diverse graduates from Cal State East Bay’s Concord campus is on the rise — a demand that can be credited to Concord’s ongoing goal of meeting and nurturing the educational needs of the people of Contra Costa County and the surrounding area.
Student Carl De La Cruz, originally from the Philippines, graduated from the nursing program at Concord in December 2014. He managed to secure a full-time position within days of his commencement, an achievement he attributes to being a CSUEB Concord student. He felt CSUEB Concord set him up for success in the interview process, in particular.
“I strongly believe that it made me stand out as the top candidate for the position,” De La Cruz said.
De La Cruz also said that students can graduate from Concord feeling confident in their knowledge and their ability to succeed in whatever field they choose.
June 4, 2015 12:00am
Cal State East Bay’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program will hold an upcoming information meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on June 9 at the university’s Oakland Center. Participants will meet the program director, learn more about program requirements and course offerings, and network with other professionals.
The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program prepares existing and aspiring nonprofit professionals to meet the increasingly challenging demands of nonprofit administration. Students will learn many aspects of nonprofit management, including board development, financial management, fundraising, marketing, program evaluation and nonprofit law. Students who enroll in the program can also look forward to engaging, hands-on sessions that directly apply to their day-to-day work.
May 26, 2015 10:00am
Cal State East Bay’s American Language Program (ALP), which helps students from countries outside the United States improve their English and get ready to attend American college classes, hosted its sixth annual GradFest on May 20 at the Hayward Hills campus. The event, honoring former ALP students who have matriculated into the university and will graduate from CSUEB in the 2014-15 academic year, celebrated 146 former ALP students — 120 with bachelor’s degrees and 26 with master’s degrees.
Cal State East Bay’s ALP offers a range of high-quality programs for students from all over the world, including diploma, certificate and graduate preparation programs. However, the majority of ALP students are part of the Intensive English Program, which gives participants conditional admission to the university if they raise their English proficiency to meet program standards.