Classroom Connect Offers Graduate Hour Coursework Through California State University at Bakersfield

March 2, 2001

BRISBANE, Calif., — Classroom Connect, Inc. (, the leading provider of Internet-based curriculum products and professional development programs for K-12 education, announced today it has allied with California State University at Bakersfield (CSUB) to offer graduate hour coursework and continuing education credit through Connected University(TM), Classroom Connect’s award-winning online professional development community for educators.

CSUB has approved all of Connected University’s California-appropriate online professional development courses. CSUB registrants receive 4.5 graduate quarter hours or 4.0 CEUs upon completion of each six-week course. Registrants for three-week courses receive 2.0 CEUs.

Graduate quarter hour coursework requires a “wrap-around” project, or in other words, additional off-line work negotiated with a CSUB professor. The additional coursework is usually supplementary reading and an action-reflection paper on what the participant learned. The graduate credits and CEUs from CSUB are available to Connected University subscribers only.

Scott Noon, vice president of Connected University for Classroom Connect, said of the relationship, “We are very excited to enter this strategic partnership with CSUB to reach the specific needs of the California educator, eventually allowing both organizations to more broadly address credentialing and degree options for teachers. CSUB will allow California teachers to enhance their careers through challenging, convenient, interactive education.”

About Connected University

Connected University is Classroom Connect’s online learning community for professional educators. The service provides a wide variety of instructor-led, project-centered courses and other resources designed to help teachers improve their classroom application of technology skills and administrators understand the latest technologies. Each course includes seminar content, links to sites pre-researched for educational value, interactive discussion forums, and enrichment resources. For more information, visit the Connected University Web site at

About Classroom Connect

Classroom Connect, Inc. (, is a privately held Internet company that develops and markets original, Web-based curriculum products and teacher professional development programs for the K-12 education community. Its partners include some of the nation’s most respected organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Library of Congress and NASA. Classroom Connect has more than 175 employees in five offices nationwide, with headquarters in Brisbane, CA. For more information, visit Classroom Connect’s Web site at or call 650-351-5100.