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Dean: Sheryl Santos
The University provides opportunities for pre-professional, in-service and graduate preparation in education through the School of Education. Programs and services are offered of sufficient scope to prepare students for completing State of California requirements for basic and advanced credentials through an array of undergraduate, fifth-year and graduate programs.
Students planning to enter the teaching profession must combine an academic major with professional studies. Their work in the School of Education is designed to complement the instruction provided by other units of the University (refer to School of Arts and Sciences).
The School of Education has administrative responsibility for basic credential programs in multiple subjects, special education and single subjects, advanced specialist and services credentials in reading/language arts, pupil personnel services, administrative services, and special educationómild/moderate and moderate/severe, CLAD/BCLAD certificates, graduate degree programs and their concentrations in bilingual/cross-cultural education, curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, counseling and personnel services, educational administration, reading/literacy, and special education-general, and undergraduate degree programs in child development and physical education. The School of Education also offers a graduate degree program in counseling psychology jointly with the School of Arts and Sciences.
Philosophy and Mission Statement
The faculty of the School of Education believes that the overriding purpose of higher education is to provide continuous development of well-educated citizens who will be able to meet the challenges of an ever changing multicultural society and will strive to improve the quality of life for all. The faculty believes that higher education should nurture and stimulate the intellectual and personal growth of its students from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, racial, cultural, linguistic, gender, and handicapping backgrounds at any age of life to acquire competencies of independent thought, critical analysis and decision making which will benefit the individual and society.
The mission of the School of Education is to provide educational leadership to the increasingly diverse community, region and nation. Its leadership role is three-pronged:
Graduates of the CSUB School of Education programs will be reflective, decision-making professionals who:
INQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS
Basic Credential Programs -- Contact the Credentials and Graduate Studies Office of the School of Education (EDUC 102, 664-2484) for program information and application procedures for the Multiple Subjects and Single Subject Credential programs.
Advanced Credential and Certificate Programs -- Refer to Advanced Educational Studies Department (EDUC 238, 664-3055) and Teacher Education Department (EDUC 113, 664-3134) for descriptions.
Graduate Degree Programs -- Following admission to the university, applications for specific graduate degree programs in the School of Education are to be obtained and submitted for review in the Graduate Studies Office of the School of Education. Contact the Credentials and Graduate Studies Office for information about graduate degrees offered and application deadlines.
Admission to a Graduate Degree Program -- To pursue a masterís degree in the School of Education, first apply to the Office of Admissions and Records of the University for general admission and classification. Next, contact the Credentials and Graduate Studies Office (EDUC 106, 664-2484) in the School of Education for assignment to a graduate advisor.
The Graduate Studies Committee, through the Coordinator, will certify studentsí admission or non-admission to the degree program only after they have established admission to the university as graduate students. All applicants will be notified in writing of actions taken by the Graduate Studies Committee regarding admission, individual status or progress in a specific degree program.
Advisement and Planning of a Degree Program -- All graduate programs leading to the MA in Education degree or the MS in Counseling degree shall be planned in consultation with an assigned graduate program advisor in the School of Education and submitted for approval in official format to the Graduate Studies Office of the School of Education. No guarantee can be given that units of graduate credit earned in the School of Education or other schools of the University will be allowed toward a program of study leading to a graduate degree without approval by an official program advisor in the School of Education.
Continuous Registration -- When first registering for the culminating activity, students should enroll for the number of units currently indicated on the concentration information sheets. In the event that the student does not complete the culminating activity within the first quarter, but has shown evidence of satisfactory progress, he/she will receive a grade of SP and consult with the advisor as to the process for completing the culminating activity and maintaining continuous enrollment.
According to policy students must be enrolled during the quarter when they wish to receive the degree unless special consideration is requested and granted by the Dean.
Graduate Courses -- Specific courses for degree programs ordinarily will be selected from those in the five hundred and six hundred series. Some courses may be selected from the four hundred series in the various schools only upon approval of the advisor. However, the student must plan to have one-half of the total degree pattern in courses designed primarily for graduate studies. Courses at the 600 level are designed primarily for MA and MS candidates.
Since all graduate courses may not be offered every academic quarter or year, graduate students seeking specific sequences of courses to fit established programs leading to credentials or degrees should consult with their advisors to ensure efficient timing and maximum utility of courses chosen.
Writing Assessment Requirement -- All degree (BA, MA, MS) applicants must fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. This requirement may be met by taking specific English courses or by passing an examination. For more information contact the English Department (664-2144).
Clear credential or advanced (specialist or services) credential candidates may meet the writing competency requirement by completing one of the following:
Advanced Credential Advising -- All students anticipating enrollment in a specialist or services credential program should obtain application materials and information from the Credentials and Graduate Studies Office of the School of Education (EDUC 102, 664-2484) describing program details, admission requirements, course requirements, and enrollment procedures. A conference with the appropriate faculty advisor is required.
Advanced Credential Admission Requirements -- Before being admitted to a specialist or services credential program, students must complete an application and submit it to the Office of Admissions and Records and must be admitted to the university in post-baccalaureate unclassified standing.
Once admitted to the university, students should visit the Credentials and Graduate Studies Office in the School of Education to complete a formal application to the credential program and to obtain further information pertaining to admission requirements; admission requirements vary for each of the specialist or services credential programs. Following a selection and screening process, students will be notified of formal admittance.
California Basic Educational Skills Test for Teachers (CBEST) -- All credential applicants applying to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for initial issuance of any credentials and permits are required to have taken and passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test for Teachers. The CBEST will be administered at CSUB at various times throughout the year. For more information contact the Testing Center (664-3373).
In-service Courses -- Education courses offered at the 900 level are intended as in-service. They are generally offered as workshops or in conjunction with professional conferences or other activities.
Such courses cannot be figured into a studentís grade point average (GPA) nor can they be used to meet degree or credential requirements. They are offered on a credit, no-credit basis only.
The Mini-Corps -- The California Migrant Teacher Assistant Program (Mini-Corps) is a special program to prepare teachers for meeting the educational needs of migrant children. Through the Mini-Corps, qualified undergraduates working toward teaching credentials can obtain early classroom experience while serving as assistants to teachers of migrant children. Additional information may be obtained from the CSUB Mini-Corps Coordinator.
Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) -- California is experiencing a serious shortage of high quality classroom teachers. The most critical teacher shortages are in the subject areas of math, science, bilingual education, foreign language, English, special education and reading and at schools serving large populations of students from low-income families. In an effort to encourage people to enter the teaching profession in the above designated shortage areas, the Legislature created the Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE). This program is a competitive teacher incentive program designed to attract outstanding students to the teaching profession. Under provisions of the APLE program, the Commission may assume up to $11,000 in outstanding student loan balances.
Occasionally, other governmental loan assumption programs and loans become available. One of these programs, the Cal Grant T program, offers tuition and fee grants for students who are enrolled in teaching credential programs. For more information on the Cal Grant T program, contact the Department of Teacher Education (EDUC 113, 664-3134). As other programs become available, students will be referred to the appropriate offices for information about such programs.
Experiential Prior Learning -- Credit
for prior work experience is available in the School of Education.
EDIS 289/489 Experiential Prior Learning (variable units)
Evaluation and assessment of learning which has occurred as a result of prior off-campus experience relevant to the curriculum of the department. Requires complementary academic study and/or documentation. Available by petition only, on a credit, no-credit basis. Not open to post-baccalaureate students. Interested students should contact the appropriate department office.