About the Office of Community Based Learning

Community Based Learning (CBL) is located within Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education and Human Development, and provides community-based involvement for students pursuing bilingual, special education, multiple and single subject teaching credentials.

CBL recruits and provides scholarship opportunities for future teachers. It links undergraduates with paid experience in education as they pursue their teaching credential. Placement coordination is provided for students entering paid teaching internships or employment as teachers.CBL also provides professional development and enrichment opportunities, like Saturday Academies, to supplement credential courses.

Most future teachers that CBL serves are first generation college students with a primary language other than English.

The Community Based Learning office staff has found that institutional processes and paperwork required in degree and credential programs often become barriers to paraprofessionals, in addition to the task of juggling work, school, and family responsibilities. Assistance is provided in registration, advisement, financial aid, tutoring, and personal situations that may inhibit progress toward credential completion. Potential problems are resolved on an individual basis.

The office has a ten-year history of an 85 percent (85 %) placement rate of the program's completers with local school districts.

To contact CBL, please call 559.278.0153.