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Professional Studies

College of Health and Human Services

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Professional Studies - Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs


Option in Research and Evaluation (code OCSTBS03) (120 units)


The campus is reviewing a department request for the discontinuance of this option.

Requirements


PROF 300, 330, 410, 411, 412, 420, 421, 422, 456, 480, 483, 485, 490; EDP 400, 419. This option requires 21 units of foundation and occupational competency coursework determined in consultation with a Professional Studies department academic advisor.

 

Option in Transition Services (code OCSTBS04) (120 units)

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Federal Rehabilitation Act, transition is a time for preparing for and moving from school to work and community life. Transition Services option students develop competencies to aid adult learners in making the move from school to integrated employment.

Requirements


PROF 300, 330, 360, 410, 411, 412, 418, 420, 422, 456, 460, 461, 463, 480, 485, 497, 499; EDP 350, 405; REC 416 or an approved alternative from one of the following: CDFS 413, 418; COUN 430; SW 350 or 351. This option requires 8 units of foundation and occupational competency coursework determined in consultation with a Professional Studies department academic advisor.

 

Option in Vocational Arts (code OCSTBS05) (120 units)



The option in Vocational Arts is designed to develop education practitioners who facilitate the learning of adults in various contexts. Many students combine the bachelor's degree option in Vocational Arts with a Designated Subjects Credential to optimize employability in vocational and adult learning settings. The option prepares teachers in planning, executing, and assessing instruction by developing skills necessary to organize content, create a positive learning environment, exercise appropriate teaching methods, and continue to reflect and develop professionally.

Requirements


PROF 300, 330, 410, 411, 412, 413, 418 or 485, 420, 421 or 422, 456, 460, 461. This option requires foundation and occupational competency coursework as determined by the State Board of Examiners for Vocational Teachers and in consultation with a Professional Studies department academic advisor.

 

Option in Integrative Professional Studies (code OCSTBS07) (120 units)


The campus is reviewing a department request for the discontinuance of this option.

Requirements


35 units: PROF 300, 330, 388I, 420 or 421 or 422, 456, 457I, 480, 483, 485, 490, 492.

Professional Competency (43 units): coursework determined in consultation with department academic advisor. Professional competency courses for completing the 120 unit requirement for graduation can be met in many ways, including PROF 301 (1-9 units), transfer technical courses and profession-related courses in other departments. Performance in college-level or proficiency examinations approved by CSU will also be accepted.

 

Designated Subjects Credential (code 300)

The Designated Subjects Teaching Credential program (DSC) at CSULB is a teacher education program. Candidates in the program will be hired as vocational and adult education teachers in the local public schools. Candidates are required by credential laws and regulations to complete teacher preparation course within the first two years of holding the credential.
The Designated Subjects Credential program for both vocational and adult education consists of 12 semester units of methodology coursework and three semester units of Health Science.

Level I Courses: PROF 410, 411
Level II Courses: PROF 412, 413, 435