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Start a career as an EKG technician, certification classes begin Nov 3

October 17, 2014 5:00am

It’s not too late to enroll in Cal State East Bay’s EKG Technician Certificate Program! Classes start Nov 3 and run through Jan 7.

The certificate prepares graduates for entry-level EKG technician positions, in addition to preparing students to take the national certification examinations sponsored by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) Electrocardiograph Technician Exam.

The course is conveniently offered in the evenings from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the downtown Oakland Center.

Admission to the EKG Technician Certificate Program is available to any interested student who has a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Visit the EKG Technician Certificate Program website for more information.  

--Erin Merdinger

CSUEB offers online continuing education courses for teachers, enrollment deadline Oct 16

With CSUEB’s Online Continuing Education for Teachers courses, teachers can earn academic units for professional advancement while gaining new skills and knowledge.

October 3, 2014 5:00am

The enrollment deadline for Cal State East Bay’s Online Continuing Education for Teachers courses, which are designed to help K-12 teachers learn strategies and techniques that will improve their classroom performance, is Oct 16 for the fall 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 Web page.

--Erin Merdinger

CSUEB Continuing Education launches new website

September 26, 2014 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Continuing Education website has recently undergone a complete revamp. The new website officially launched Wednesday, September 24, just in time for the new academic year. 

The new website revolves around a “student centric” concept and is all about giving the best possible experience to the student—maintaining a balance between professional and personal and providing information in the most efficient way possible.

Some of the improvements guests will notice when diving into the new site include access to the latest career data and job forecasts, real student success stories, program outcomes and an overall intuitive design.

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CSUEB to host nonprofit management certificate info session Sept 16

September 12, 2014 5:00am

Attend an upcoming information meeting on CSUEB’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Oakland Center. Participants will meet the program director, learn more about program requirements and course offerings, as well as network with other professionals.

CSUEB’s nonprofit management 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. 

Classes are conveniently offered at CSUEB’s downtown Oakland Center, making them easily accessible via public transportation or car for those who live or work in the San Francisco and East Bay Area.

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CSUEB’s pre-professional health program prepares students for entrance into top health schools

September 5, 2014 5:00am

Health professional schools today are admitting more post-baccalaureate students than ever before.  They are looking for students who show promise in scholarship, have competitive entrance test scores, have quality experience in a health/medical setting and have excellent personal characteristics.

Cal State East Bay’s Pre-Professional Health Academic Program (PHAP) equips students with the required baseline knowledge in entrance and advanced science courses to competitively apply to health professional schools. The program is specifically structured for those who have many years of experience in a diverse variety of fields, who are interested in a career change to medical/health care; and others, with an educational background in science, who are looking to enhance their GPA.

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Fall application deadline for online wedding planner program due Sept. 8

August 29, 2014 5:00am

According to Association of Bridal Consultants, the wedding business is a $ 165 Billion industry, with over 2.4 million weddings every year, just in the United States alone. Take part in this fast-growing and lucrative industry by earning your Certificate in Wedding Planning from Cal State East Bay. Fall applications to the Online Wedding Planner Certificate Program are currently being accepted now through Sept. 8.  

The internationally recognized program, taught by program founder and 25-year hospitality industry veteran Joyce Scardina Becker, offers participants an in-depth knowledge of all facets of researching, designing, planning, coordinating and evaluating weddings.

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Roland Williams appointed new coordinator for CSUEB’s Chemical Dependency Studies Program

Roland Williams, new outside coordinator for CSUEB’s Chemical Dependency Studies Certificate program

August 22, 2014 5:00am

CSUEB instructor Roland Williams — a faculty member at the University for nearly 15 years — has been appointed as the new outside coordinator for Cal State East Bay’s Chemical Dependency Studies Certificate program.

Working fulltime in the addiction treatment field since 1986, Williams brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role as coordinator. He has experience working in a variety of roles, including an interventionist, author, trainer, counselor, and consultant specializing in addiction related issues. 

Cal State East Bay’s Chemical Dependency Studies program is one of only five in the state and one of only two programs in Northern California to receive accreditation from the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), and Williams aims to position Cal State East Bay as the premier program for substance abuse education for students in the Bay Area.

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CSUEB instructor Michael Fanning speaks on ‘teacher stress’ in California Educator magazine

CSUEB Professor Michael Fanning

August 15, 2014 12:00am

Cal State East Bay Professor Michael Fanning, who has taught in CSUEB’s M.S. in Educational Leadership program for eight years, has been featured in the August edition of California Educator magazine. The excerpt on Fanning, highlighted alongside the article entitled “Begin Your Year with Less Stress,” focuses on Fanning’s research on teacher stress and how schools can create a healthier environment for teachers.     

“We have had many excellent studies that show that there are some common situations which lead to stressful conditions for teachers,” said Fanning. “These include classrooms where teachers are not given adequate assistance with disruptive students, schools where teachers have a weak voice when it comes to shared leadership and schools where there is a lack of teacher support and appreciation from administrators.”

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CSUEB holds 14th annual graduation celebration for MS in Online Teaching and Learning program

CSUEB’s MS in Online Teaching and Learning graduates celebrate at program's 14th annual graduation celebration.

August 8, 2014 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s online Master of Science in Education, option in Online Teaching and Learning (MS-OTL) Program recently held its 14th annual graduation celebration. With approximately 30 new degree candidates filing for graduation this year, the new addition have made for more than 550 graduates total since the program began in 1999.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the MS-OTL was the first fully online program at Cal State East Bay and is currently one of the only online teaching and learning training programs offered in the world. 

“As a professional development online teaching and learning program, we know the skills students need, regardless of the type of teaching/training they do, and can help them succeed in the online environment,” said Nan Chico, director of both CSUEB’s certificate and master's in online teaching and learning programs.

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Applications for new early childhood special education added authorization program due Aug. 15

August 1, 2014 5:00am

The fall application filing period for Cal State East Bay’s new Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSEAA) Certificate Program is quickly coming to a close. Current special education credential holders looking to extend the authorization of their credential to include services to young children, birth to five, will need to submit their applications before the August 15 deadline.

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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