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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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CSUEB re-launches Construction Management Certificate Program

Cal State East Bay re-launches Construction Management Certificate Program in fall 2014.

July 25, 2014 12:00am

Cal State East Bay is excited to announce the re-launch of the Construction Management Certificate Program starting this fall!

The program, which can be completed in as little as 12 months, gives construction industry professionals the skills and knowledge necessary to take on broader responsibility and advance their careers.

Students who take advantage of Cal State East Bay's Construction Management Certificate Program will be prepared for the myriad challenges they will face in the field day-to-day, from managing subcontractors and managing cash flow to controlling costs and minimizing risk.

Admission to the program is accepted on an ongoing basis, and three years of experience in the construction industry is recommended. However, individual courses can be taken without formal admission to the certificate program.

Classes are conveniently offered in the evenings at CSUEB’s downtown Oakland Center.

--Erin Merdinger


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


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