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Westcliff University

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
W.B. Yeats
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Westcliff University Academics

The faculty and academic leadership of Westcliff University consider program quality as a top priority for the university. Students place their trust in the faculty to guide them in the attainment of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for success in their chosen fields, and the faculty of Westcliff take this trust very seriously. The curriculum is designed to allow students the opportunity to chart their own path in some of the ways in which they demonstrate their understanding of and their ability to apply concepts critical for success in their areas of study. The Westcliff faculty continuously develop their skills as educators to ensure they are effectively connecting with students with various learning styles, facilitating shared learning processes, and applying the most up-to-date methods of instruction. In addition, the faculty at Westcliff are working professionals with an average of over 20 years experience in their industries, and they pride themselves on their ability to bring their wealth of real-world experience into the classroom to support student learning. The academic department of Westcliff University aims to ensure every student at Westcliff has the instruction, guidance, and support needed to meet their academic and future career goals.

College of Business

College of Business

The Westcliff College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration. The BBA, MBA and DBA degrees are meant for working professionals who want to further their careers in business, whether they are pursuing jobs in management, leadership, and consulting or wish to become business entrepreneurs themselves. The cornerstone of a Westcliff University business degree is the development of analytical reasoning skills that are immediately applicable to the real world. Our students graduate with the ability to critically assess a company and its challenges, and to generate creative solutions that are grounded in business principles. Equally important, our business students increase their understanding of the global business community and become more attuned to market trends and thus entrepreneurial opportunities. When you enroll in the College of Business, you can expect to refine your communication skills, particularly in making presentations and leading group discussions. While all classes include a lecture component, a high level of student participation and case study analyses are the hallmarks of our business programs.

College of Business

The Westcliff College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business Administration. The BBA, MBA and DBA degrees are meant for working professionals who want to further their careers in business, whether they are pursuing jobs in management, leadership, and consulting or wish to become business entrepreneurs themselves. The cornerstone of a Westcliff University business degree is the development of analytical reasoning skills that are immediately applicable to the real world. Our students graduate with the ability to critically assess a company and its challenges, and to generate creative solutions that are grounded in business principles. Equally important, our business students increase their understanding of the global business community and become more attuned to market trends and thus entrepreneurial opportunities. When you enroll in the College of Business, you can expect to refine your communication skills, particularly in making presentations and leading group discussions. While all classes include a lecture component, a high level of student participation and case study analyses are the hallmarks of our business programs.
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College of Education

College of Education

The Westcliff College of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd) and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL). Our curriculum, whether taught via an online or hybrid platform, is comprehensive and innovative. At Westcliff University, you’ll develop your critical thinking and writing skills, conduct linguistic analysis, and learn the latest in curriculum development using up-to-the-minute educational technology. The programs provide practical experiences and assignments to prepare students for various educational settings and positions. Our education programs include a teaching practicum, interviews with current educators, and the skills needed for today’s classroom in a variety of contexts. The BAed program is perfect for those who would like to work with learners of all ages and abilities in different educational capacities. The curriculum includes a broad range of education topics and provides a comprehensive overview of the education industry, while still emphasizing theory and application. The MA TESOL program is suitable for those who teach in EFL or ESL contexts and would like to continue developing their teaching skills in a comprehensive program with emphasis on both theory and pedagogy.

College of Education

The Westcliff College of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd) and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL). Our curriculum, whether taught via an online or hybrid platform, is comprehensive and innovative. At Westcliff University, you’ll develop your critical thinking and writing skills, conduct linguistic analysis, and learn the latest in curriculum development using up-to-the-minute educational technology. The programs provide practical experiences and assignments to prepare students for various educational settings and positions. Our education programs include a teaching practicum, interviews with current educators, and the skills needed for today’s classroom in a variety of contexts. The BAed program is perfect for those who would like to work with learners of all ages and abilities in different educational capacities. The curriculum includes a broad range of education topics and provides a comprehensive overview of the education industry, while still emphasizing theory and application. The MA TESOL program is suitable for those who teach in EFL or ESL contexts and would like to continue developing their teaching skills in a comprehensive program with emphasis on both theory and pedagogy.
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College of Technology & Engineering

College of Technology & Engineering

Westcliff University’s College of Technology & Engineering (COTE) offers undergraduate and graduate-level programs and certificates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), computer and advanced technologies. The COTE innovative curriculum is designed and taught by highly credentialed and experienced faculty that possess relevant, pragmatic, and industry-validated knowledge. The COTE prepares graduates to become the digital architects of the globalized 21st-century economy.

College of Technology & Engineering

Westcliff University’s College of Technology & Engineering (COTE) offers undergraduate and graduate-level programs and certificates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), computer and advanced technologies. The COTE innovative curriculum is designed and taught by highly credentialed and experienced faculty that possess relevant, pragmatic, and industry-validated knowledge. The COTE prepares graduates to become the digital architects of the globalized 21st-century economy.
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College of Law

College of Law

Your legal career starts in law school, and Western State College of Law faculty and staff take an active personal interest in your professional development. We provide individual guidance and access to a wide range of exciting opportunities in the field to help you find your legal niche, develop your skills and strengths, build your resume and prepare for placement. Exposure to real world legal settings, practical experience, invaluable contacts with alumni and other practitioners will assist you in the transition to the job market and throughout your professional career. Engaging in special areas such as the Immigration Clinic, Business Law Center, Criminal Law Practice Center, Externships, Law Review, Moot Court, Mock Trial, or Negotiations will develop your practical lawyering skills and help you gain hands-on experience to enhance your professional profile. By earning a certificate in Family Law Practice, Real Estate Practice, Business Law, Criminal Law Studies or Immigration Law Practice, you can demonstrate extra preparation and focus in your area of specialty to potential employers.

College of Law

Your legal career starts in law school, and Western State College of Law faculty and staff take an active personal interest in your professional development. We provide individual guidance and access to a wide range of exciting opportunities in the field to help you find your legal niche, develop your skills and strengths, build your resume and prepare for placement. Exposure to real world legal settings, practical experience, invaluable contacts with alumni and other practitioners will assist you in the transition to the job market and throughout your professional career. Engaging in special areas such as the Immigration Clinic, Business Law Center, Criminal Law Practice Center, Externships, Law Review, Moot Court, Mock Trial, or Negotiations will develop your practical lawyering skills and help you gain hands-on experience to enhance your professional profile. By earning a certificate in Family Law Practice, Real Estate Practice, Business Law, Criminal Law Studies or Immigration Law Practice, you can demonstrate extra preparation and focus in your area of specialty to potential employers.
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