At Brandman, we believe in lifelong learning and understand that the professional skills and experience that you have gained throughout your career are highly valuable. We have also worked diligently to design specific academic pathways that allow some students to accelerate the time to graduation based on their knowledge and previous learning. Find a path that works for your particular portfolio.
Brandman University also allows you to prove the learning you’ve gained through life and/or work experience through prior learning assessment by submitting a portfolio. It requires demonstration of strong narrative and expository writing skills and the content must match an appropriate Brandman course. You must submit a separate portfolio for each three credit course, and separate fees apply for each submission. Prerequisites include successful completion of ENGU 103, or its equivalent, and LBSU 305. If you are interested in pursuing this option, you must meet with a Professional Learning Assessment advisor to validate candidacy for the program.
BTSA or General Education Induction Programs
Up to 12 credits from a CTC-approved BTSA or General Education Induction may be applied to the Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning. This program is for educational professionals seeking to become transformational leaders and innovative teachers. Students will learn ground-breaking ideas and put them into practice immediately to transform their classrooms and the educational landscape in California.
Education Specialist Clear Induction Program
Brandman University awards 6 semester credits towards the Master of Arts in Special Education, Advanced Methodology emphasis area for successful completion of an Education Specialist Clear Induction Program. The Education Specialist Clear Induction program must be completed prior to the student being awarded these 6 units, and will be evaluated for credit hour compliance. These 6 units can only be used towards the Advanced Methodology emphasis area.
Human Resources Certification
A maximum of 9 semester credits may be accepted in transfer toward the Master of Science in Human Resources degree program. In addition to university policies concerning transfer of coursework, the human resources program will accept transfer of military coursework which meet the following requirements:
|PHR||HRCU 600||Certification or recertification within 3 years|
|SPHR||HRCU 600||Certification or recertification within 3 years|
|GPHR||HRCU 603||Certification or recertification within 3 years|
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Certification
Brandman currently offers ACE recommended academic credit for FPC and CPP certifications toward Brandman degree completion. The recommendation is inclusive of level and discipline, subject to residency requirements and other limitations as set forth in specific degree programs. The student can request an evaluation for course equivalency.
Information Technology Professional Certification
Academic credits may be accepted in transfer toward the Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology degree program. Students with IT professional certification(s) may substitute courses as outlined below provided that their certification(s) are unexpired and currently recognized in the field. Refer to MyBrandman for additional information on IT certification substitutions listed by catalog year.
|Professional Certification||Substitution Course(s)|
|MCSE, CCNP, MCSA: Windows Server||CSCU 353; CSCU 453|
|Oracle DBA, MCDBA, MCSA: SQL Server 2008, MCSA: SQL Server 2012||CSCU 408; CSCU 453|
|CompTIA Cloud Essentials||CSCU 251|
|VCP (VMWare Certified Professional)||CSCU 251; CSCU 353|
|RHCSA (Red Hat Systems Administrator)||CSCU 251; CSCU 353|
|CASP (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)||CSCU 270; CSCU 375|
|PMP (project management professional)||CSCU 383; CSCU 385|
|Six Sigma Green Belt||CSCU 383; CSCU 415|