Common Syllabi Content

College of Education Conceptual Framework

College of Education Conceptual FrameworkOpens in new window

College of Education Strategic Goals

In pursuit of the ideals of our mission, vision and core values, the College of Education (COE) develops a strategic plan every 5 years. Through a comprehensive planning process that involved faculty, staff, alumni, students and community representatives, beginning fall 2018, the College of Education will begin implementation of major initiatives related to the plan’s three major goals:

  1. Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education (JEIE)
  2. Technology
  3. Community Engagement

Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education


A commitment to meet the educational needs of all students in a fair, caring, respectful, non-discriminatory manner (NCATE, 2008). This includes recognizing and understanding the impact of one’s own privileges, biases, perspectives and beliefs on the interactions one has with students.


A process that goes beyond providing equal opportunities, seeking to guarantee access to resources and to the challenges and supports necessary for all students to attain high-quality outcomes, not predicted by race, ethnicity, SES, gender, family structure, first language, religion, sexual orientation, (im)migration status, or disability.


A perspective that acknowledges, recognizes, and respects the knowledge and strengths all students bring from their communities (e.g., cultural, ethnic, disability, and linguistic) and makes community-based knowledge an integral component of curricular and pedagogical development. In this way, we as educators learn to value and draw upon students’ backgrounds not only as a means to support them in developing tools to participate with success in the broader society but also as a mechanism to transform how we do our work.

COE Commitment to Creating a Just, Equitable and Inclusive ClimatePDF File

JEIE Resources Website

Course Modalities and Definitions

UPS 411.104PDF File

W = Web, Fully Online

N = Web, Mostly Online (50% - 99% online)

H = Web, Hybrid Mostly in-person (21% - 49% online)

P = In Person (0-20% online)

Asynchronous = online with no specific days/times required

Synchronous = online with specific days/times required

Bichronous = a combination of asynchronous and synchronous instruction

Professional Dispositions Expected of Candidates

Faculty model and encourage all candidates to reflect dispositions that represent the values and attitudes expected of professionals in the field of education. These dispositions are based on the Education Unit’s conceptual framework and encompass several behavioral indicators within the three program outcomes. As candidates move through their programs it is expected they demonstrate these dispositions.  Please review the full list of dispositions found in the Assessment and Accreditation section of the COE website.

Student Information for Course Syllabi

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Spiritual, Religious, and/or Cultural Holidays Statement

Spiritual, Religious, and/or Cultural Holiday StatementPDF File

Veteran & Military Services Statement

Veterans and military personnel with special circumstances (e.g., upcoming deployments, drill requirements, VA appointments, or specific accomodations/needs) are welcome and encouraged to communicate these (in advance, if possible) to the intstructor. In additiona, California State University Fullerton's Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is committed to serving the needs of veterans, service members and their families during their transition from militart experience to student life. Student veterans, service members, or military families who need support or assistance while attending CSU Fullerton may refer to the VRC website or call 657-278-8660/2373, e-mail , or stop by Gordon Hall, Room 244.


For updates and resources related to COVID-19 please visit CSUF COVID-19 Information & Resources Website

Policy on Retention of Student Work

We may request to use your work (course assignments) as examples to share in other courses.  We will email you in advance to gain your permission to do this. Additionally, your work may be used by the Dept. for accreditation purposes. We will not request your permission to do this, however your work will be anonymous if shared with accreditation agencies. All your work is your intellectual property and will remain in Canvas. We will not be keeping any of your work on our computers unless we have your approval.

Authentication of Student Work

Authentication of student work is important in an online class. This is accomplished by requiring multiple measures of student performance, including discussion board postings, individual email conversations, and the multiple assignments you are required to complete. You may also be asked to submit work via Turnitin.

Technical Specifications

  • Updated computer with media and streaming capabilities
  • High Speed Internet connection
  • Microphone and camera
  • Google account and email
  • Software: Microsoft Office or Google Suite/Titan Apps (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Prerequisite technical and teaching competencies

It is expected that students are proficient at:

  • the use of the Internet for email (including the use of attachments)
  • the use of a word processor
  • making a web-based presentation
  • using CSUF’s library online resources (Wilson Web, EBSCO, ERIC)
  • online course delivery system.

Students are expected to be familiar with the Common Core or other Standards for their current grade level or teaching environment.

Software for Students

Did you know you can get FREE and low-cost software for being an active CSUF student? See  CSUF Student Software Website for free software.


As a registered student you are enrolled in Canvas. You may access Canvas for all your classes by clicking on your student portal, found on the CSUF website. Problems? Contact the student help desk at (657) 278-8888 or email

Netiquette Requirements

It is expected that students participate in the online forum as is determined necessary for the weekly assignment. This may include but is not limited to participating in chat sessions or asynchronous discussion forums, working with group members on a common project, and conducting individual research. Students should be reminded that the Canvas forum is a professional forum and their participation in this forum should be respectful and professional at all times. With the increase of instant messaging, text messaging and personal email, it is easy to forget to use appropriate language when engaged in an online discussion for professional purposes. Please use professional language at all times. Refer to Core Rules of Netiquette by Albion WebsiteOpens in new window   for netiquette guidelines. Please email the instructor once you have reviewed the netiquette guidelines if you have questions.