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University Extended Education (UEE) is a rich and varied component of Cal State Fullerton. UEE works with university academic units to create and administer non-state-funded programs that extend Cal State Fullerton’s resources out into the community, region and the world. This includes academic credit courses, certificate programs for professional development, English classes for non-native speakers of English, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, classes for children and teens, summer camps, international programs and delivery of instruction via distance education telecommunications technology.
DEGREE CREDIT COURSES
Intersession Classes for CSUF and Non-CSUF Students
University Extended Education offers degree credit courses in Intersession, the “winter semester.” Classes are open to CSUF students and the public. Intersession is a great time to squeeze in a class and stay on track to graduate on time. Courses may be applied toward graduation requirements.
Intersession is held in January between the fall and spring semesters. Almost 100 degree credit courses are offered in a variety of fields and can be completed in less than a month. A class schedule for Intersession is mailed to all Cal State Fullerton students in November. Enrollment is through University Extended Education.
Open University (for Non-CSUF Students)
Open University enrollment provides an opportunity for individuals who are not currently admitted to Cal State Fullerton to enroll in undergraduate and graduate-level classes. Registration is provided on a space available basis.
Registration in Open University is available to: members of the general public, international students with an I-20 from another institution and students disqualified (DQ) from Cal State Fullerton. It is a great vehicle for those who missed the deadline for admission to CSUF or those who need to earn prerequisites for admission to a degree program or credential.
Open University is NOT available to: students currently admitted to CSUF or foreign students with scores less than 500 on the TOEFL examination or foreign students without an I-20 from another educational institution.
Open University does not constitute admission to CSUF. Credit earned through Open University is designated as special session credit. Only the first 24 units earned through Open University may count toward a bachelor’s degree. Open University courses cannot be used to fulfill the residence requirement (30 semester units) for a bachelor’s degree. For graduate degrees, normally six to nine units of approved special session credit may apply, but for degrees which require more than 30 units, more units of credit may apply. Please consult the department graduate advisor.
Off-site Graduate Degree Programs
The College of Business and Economics offers an MBA program in the Irvine Spectrum area. This program features an accelerated timeline, evening classes, a cohort format, instruction by full-time faculty, and a standard of excellence that is to be expected from the state’s largest business school.
The Department of Accounting also offers a Master of Science in Taxation at the classroom facility in Irvine. Classes are held in the evening, and the program schedule accommodates tax season.
A Master of Science in Counseling program is offered at CSUF Garden Grove Center. This program, which was designed to meet a growing demand for this degree, features a cohort format, convenient evening classes, and a central/south Orange County location.
These off-site graduate degree programs are not part of the state-funded curriculum. This means these programs do not receive state tax revenue to contribute to their pricing; therefore, they have a different fee structure than similar CSU programs supported by state tax funds.
These programs are administered through University Extended Education.
THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM
The American Language Program welcomes international students who want to improve their English language skills and prepare for studying in a U.S. college or university. ALP offers a variety of programs, such as:
- Intensive Academic English: This program provides 24 hours a week of academic English instruction to prepare students to be successful in a U.S. college or university. Advanced students may also take one or more university courses for credit. Conditional admission to Cal State Fullerton is available for all undergraduate majors and most graduate majors.
- A Pre-MBA program is available for advanced students who want to prepare to enter the MBA program at Cal State Fullerton. Students may take some elective courses, such as Business English and Writing, GMAT Preparation and TOEFL Preparation. Undergraduate business courses may also be available.
- English Language classes are offered for students or working professionals who want to improve their skills for business (Accent Reduction, Business Writing, Advanced Grammar, Advanced Oral Language, Current Events) or for re-entering the university (TOEFL Preparation, GMAT Preparation).
- Short-term programs for individuals and groups.
For more information, visit ALP Student Service in College Park 100, call (714) 278-2909, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://alp.fullerton.edu.
University Extended Education extends the resources of the university into the global community via academic credit courses, certificate programs and other learning experiences. The programs are customized as needed to meet students’ needs. A variety of methods are used to deliver the classes.
Students may attend classes at Cal State Fullerton, or faculty may teach in the host country. Courses may also be delivered by distance education technology such as the Internet or interactive televised instruction.
Working in concert with the academic colleges, International Programs, Asia provides a wide variety of training programs designed to meet the needs of professionals from Asia who wish to learn American business, public administration or education concepts and strategies. In addition, the Experience China program provides classroom experiences in China for American teachers and CSUF students.
University Semester Abroad at CSUF is an opportunity for international students to study at Cal State Fullerton for a semester or two.
Professional development programs are provided in a variety of areas through continuing education classes and certificate programs.
Programs for Educators
Education reforms in California have created a heightened need for professional development for teachers. To meet this need, University Extended Education offers professional development opportunities for educators in the areas of reading, mathematics, fine arts, beginning teacher training, technology, educational leadership, special education and foreign language. Most courses are available online. Certificate programs include School Business Management, and online programs in Gifted and Talented Education, Instructional Design and Technology, and Postsecondary Reading and Learning. A Level II Education Specialist Credential is also offered online.
Extended Education offers more than 50 certificate programs. Program design and oversight is provided by advisory boards comprised of nearly 700 leaders from business and industry, and the Cal State Fullerton faculty. These board members share their expertise to create programs that are on the cutting-edge of current theory, practice and technology.
Certificate programs are designed for people who want formal recognition for completing a structured and rigorous course of study for a specific field that is not part of a university degree program. Certificates are awarded when participants complete program requirements.
Programs are currently offered in:
Applied Forensic Science
Business and Management
Computer IT Technologies
Interpretation & Translation
Manufacturing and Distribution
Real Estate Appraisal
Sales & Marketing
Writing – Fiction
Writing – For Children
New programs are continuously being developed. For a free catalog or brochure, contact University Extended Education at www.csufextension.org or call (714) 278-2611.
Distance Education classes and programs are delivered through telecommunications technologies such as interactive televised instruction (ITI) and the Internet. University Extended Education’s Distance Education unit develops online courses and degree programs, and provides video/audio streaming, multimedia development and videoconferencing services. Current programs include ITI courses delivered from the Fullerton campus to the CSUF Garden Grove Center and the Irvine Campus, an exchange of two-way video classes with other CSU campuses, the ACME Program (in partnership with Warner Bros.), and a statewide nursing RN-to-BSN degree completion program.
Distance Education helped develop and continues to provide support for CSUF’s first totally online master’s degree – Instructional Design and Technology. Development of online formats for degree credit courses and certificate programs is ongoing. For more information, visit the Distance Education website at http://distance-ed.fullerton.edu.
University Extended Education offers programs for personal enrichment including programs for children, youth and retired persons. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), an organization of retired persons, provides about 180 course offerings a year. UEE also has a partnership with the Fullerton Arboretum to provide learning experiences for children and adults. UEE also holds Children’s Summer Art Camp, as well as other classes for children and teens.
UEE CLASS-SITE LOCATIONS
Cal State Fullerton Campus
800 N. State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92834
CSUF Garden Grove Center
12901 Euclid Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840-5214
CSUF @ Irvine Institute (formerly known as CPEI)
8659 Research Drive
Irvine, CA 92681