University description (as per official university website)
It all started in 1905 in the town of Bahiagrass, São Paulo. Many challenges were faced, obstacles overcome, but the institution remains, from its origin as a true knowledge of the trench, walking ahead of his time in the pursuit of innovation, to train people and competent professionals and committed to the environment in which they live.
The University Center of Claretian Batatais was born in 1970 as a natural consequence of the Elementary and Middle School, created and practiced so far by the College of St. Joseph
The first course approved by the Federal Council of Education was the Physical Education. In 1973 came the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters. Of the first degree courses for the formation of the Graduate Center (1984) took only a few adaptations.
In 1996, due to a vocation for teaching and seriousness of their educational projects, the Claretian Colleges have created new units in Sao Paulo and Rio Claro and became the Union of Colleges Claretian (Unicla).
In 2001, according to decree the Ministry of Education, the College of Integrated Claretian Batatais were accredited to become the University Center Claretian.
In 2005, starts a decisive step for the institution: the deployment of Distance Education, with the use of newer technologies in the teaching-learning and the reaccreditation of the University Center for the ECM.
With the publication of Decree 557/06, in 2006, the Claretian fits into the national scene, and can offer higher level courses for the whole federation, so that is already present in the states of Rondonia, Minas Gerais and Distrito Federal, beyond the state of Sao Paulo.
In the years 2007 and 2008, the Claretian living an important moment because of the recognition of the first courses in the distance. Moreover, begins the formation of the first classes, and to the satisfaction of every institution, many students are approved competitions.
In addition, the University Center Claretian maintains a series of ongoing projects and programs permanent, responding to the principles of its institutional mission. These are actions that are structured, particularly in large areas of knowledge in which the institution develops its educational activities and aims, besides the construction of knowledge, promoting culture, the social integration of persons involved, professional training, concern about the environment, care for those who find themselves in situations of social vulnerability.
The Claretian and maintained by EDUCLAR - Educational Action Claretian - which is run by the Claretian Missionaries, since 1925, with headquarters at Rua Dom Bosco, 466, Castle District, the City of Bahiagrass - SP.
After several decades working as interns, the Claretian Missionaries decided to give new direction to the College, turning it into a Centre for Higher Education, aiming to train teachers and professionals in general, a Christian spirit and sound human.
Assuming that education is a promoter of human dignity and integral development, the educational activity of the Claretian always been attentive to the historical process of education in the country.
Consistent with these principles, have intensified the debates on the basic issues of education in all segments of the institution, aiming at the harmonious growth of the whole school.
Dedication of the Claretian to higher education began in 1970 with the founding of the Faculty of Physical Education of potatoes, which opened the door for the emergence of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters "José Olympio." Subsequently, the Claretian Colleges that counted on campus in the cities of Bahiagrass, Rio Claro and São Paulo, became Integrated College - Unicla - Union of Colleges Claretian. More recently, precisely in March 2001 the unit received accreditation Batatais MEC as Claretian University Centre - CEUCLAR.
Currently, the Claretian offers undergraduate courses in Education, Health and Directors, namely: Education, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Biology, Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Administration, Information Systems, Executive Secretariat , Art Education (Art), Chemistry, History, Social Sciences and Physics, as well as various undergraduate and technologists in the form of distance education in the areas of Administration, Religious Science and Education, The Graduate (lato-sensu ), level of expertise are more than 50 courses offered in both the distance, blended and face in the areas of Education, Environmental Science, Law, Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Business Administration and Computing, as well as programs Extension in several areas.
The goal of the University Center Claretian is becoming an institution of knowledge generation in a dynamic, creative, targeting the central commitment to the pursuit of truth and the problems and aspirations of the community without losing sight of quality standards. In this sense, are established the following basic principles:
Seek the truth and the search for knowledge;
Expand opportunities for access to quality education;
To disseminate the culture and scientific-technical knowledge;
Educating for responsible freedom, Christian values and citizenship;
It prepares students for professional practice and service to others;
Enhancing the knowledge that transforms reality (learn to) that promotes human integration (learning to live together), which gives full meaning to life (learning to be) and that opens the understanding to the search for new (learning to learn ).