NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUG. 5, 2001
CONTACT: Pat Wright, 661/664-2138, firstname.lastname@example.org
CSUB sees growth in Antelope Valley
California State University, Bakersfield will be adding new degree programs at its Antelope Valley campus as the new academic year gets under way. Beginning in September, graduate degree programs in Curriculum and Instruction and the School of Education will offer Educational Administration.
Undergraduate Orientation will be held Aug. 25 for students enrolling in September. An orientation program for students enrolling in the Credentials Program starting in winter 2002 will be held Sept. 29.
As the university develops its academic offerings and enrollment grows, it is expanding its facilities, including the construction of a new student services facility, which will house a student health center, disabled student services office and assistive technology lab, and Associated Students office. More classrooms and faculty and staff offices also are being added, according to CSUB interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, James George.
New faculty and staff positions based in Antelope Valley have been added, including a counselor and professors in English, math education, psychology, science education, special education, and the single subject teacher credential program.
"We are fully committed to providing for the educational needs of the communities of Antelope Valley and eastern Kern County," said George. "We are building solid relationships with local school districts, which are so important to our education programs, and we are expanding our physical space. Furthermore, we are adding programs in the School of Education, including graduate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration."
CSUB Antelope Valley offers undergraduate degree programs in Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Psychology, and Sociology. Credential and graduate degree programs include Single Subject, Multiple Subjects, and Special Education, as well as the new Curriculum and Instruction and Education Administration programs.
CSUB Extended University also offers certificate and professional development programs in the Antelope Valley, said interim dean of Extended University, Mark Evans. "Beginning in September, graduate degree programs in education will be administered by the School of Education, taking over from Extended University," said Evans. "This will enable students to access the programs at a much lower cost and it will enable CSUB to enrich curriculum offerings in these programs."
For more information about the programs at Antelope Valley and for admission and orientation information, call 661/722-6630.
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