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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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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


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