CSUN, through the Tseng College, is a leading supplier of educational programs and specialized development and management services to partnering international institutions.
Working with schools and colleges around the globe, the Tseng College can take existing programs to international sites or custom design new programs for an international organization. The college can also custom design education and training programs that bring international groups to single or multiple sites in the United States or to other countries. These programs can be taught in person, through distance learning, or through a blend of delivery modes.
CSUN is one of the nation's largest providers of English-language and college-preparation instruction. Through the Tseng College's Intensive English and University Pathway programs, five types of study are available to visiting international students: the Intensive English Program, the Intensive English with Conditional Admission Program, the Semester at CSUN Program, Short-Term and Custom Programs, and access to online courses through the Open University program. International students may also qualify for admission to most CSUN online degree programs offered through The Tseng College.
CSUN, through the Tseng College, has decades of experience developing customized programs for international clients, including offering courses, programs and seminars to teachers and administrators in overseas schools. Currently, the Tseng College has a partnership to develop a new university, Al Buraimi University College (BUC), in Oman.
Led by Tseng College dean Joyce Feucht-Haviar, CSUN faculty helped to create BUC's curriculum, shape its library collection and services, and advise on hiring and faculty development. BUC is now working with CSUN to expand its curriculum and to start an International Graduate Center on its campus. The quality of the education offered at this center will meet CSUN standards, enabling graduates to complete their study at CSUN or another American university.
"We are academically affiliated with California State University, Northridge to promote the academic and vocational standards of our graduates as well as to create educational positions for our Omani students and others from neighboring states. We express our appreciation and gratitude to the Tseng College of California State University, Northridge for their supportive efforts to help us install our new Higher Studies Center."
- Abdullah Alani, Ph.D., Dean, Buraimi University College, Oman
Through the Tseng College, CSUN offers its international partners a wide range of academic degree and certificate programs; professional development courses and training programs; credit courses that complement the curricula of partnering institutions; credit courses for teachers and administrators at pre-kindergarten to grade-16 educational organizations; and English-language and college-preparation programs for institution-sponsored students.
The Tseng College offers a growing number of CSUN degree programs completely online. For international institutions with groups of 25 or more qualified students, arrangements can be made to offer certain program components live at the client's site as well. The Tseng College can also work with international partners to identify needs and create custom-designed programs at the graduate or undergraduate level for on-site, online or hybrid delivery.
The Tseng College offers two types of certificate programs: graduate-credit and advanced-professional development. As with CSUN degree programs, the content and modes of delivery of the certificate programs can be customized to meet the needs of international partners.
In addition to degree and certificate programs, CSUN offers a wealth of professional development and training programs in a variety of formats to meet employer needs. These can range from a single-session (e.g., a one-day professional seminar) to a series of sessions scheduled over several months.
All professional development and training offerings are designed in collaboration with university faculty, accomplished practitioners and recognized experts in their fields. All aspects of these programs – from course content and instructional strategy to format and delivery mode – are tailored to meet specified learning objectives.
Through the Tseng College, CSUN credit courses can be made available to partner institutions. Delivery of these courses can be through the partnering institution's own qualified instructors (approval by the appropriate CSUN academic department is required) or through CSUN faculty members. For a full listing of CSUN academic courses and programs, please visit www.csun.edu/academic.
CSUN, through the Tseng College, is a premier provider of English-language instruction and university-study preparation services for international students. CSUN's Intensive English Program (IEP) is available to partnering institutions on a contract basis.
Through the Tseng College, CSUN focuses on creating and expanding educational opportunities and can work with international partner institutions or agencies in a variety of ways to increase their educational options. In addition to the programs listed on the preceding pages, the following services are available through contract arrangement.
Planning and coordinating relationships with multiple institutions – CSUN can both assist institutions in identifying specific needs and serve as the central contact point in the establishment and coordination of relationships with other institutions to create and/or deliver the needed programs and services.
For new or significantly changing institutions, the Tseng College has the international project-management expertise and experience to develop customized training and organizational development programs for educational leaders and specialists.
Working through the Tseng College, CSUN faculty can help partnering institutions develop undergraduate or graduate curricula that are consonant with those for the same disciplines in the California State Universities (CSUs) and in keeping with U.S. regional accreditation guidelines.