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Graduate Commencement Ceremony, May 12, 2022

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 13, 2022 at 11:55 AM

It was all smiles at last evening's School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education Commencement Ceremony. Graduates and their families, and friends gathered at the Fitchburg State University Athletics Recreation Center to receive their advanced degrees. If you missed the ceremony, you can watch it in it's entirety on FATV.

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Topics: Programs, Events, Community

School of Graduate Online and Continuing Education Graduate Fair

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 7, 2022 at 8:30 AM

Our School of Graduate Online and Continuing Education (SGOCE) held a Graduate Fair yesterday in Hammond Hall. Fitchburg State University SGOCE along with local university's graduate school programs, provided this as opportunity for schools to meet the talented students at Fitchburg State University, and connect with potential graduate students. This was an opportunity for our students to learn about graduate school programs, and receive information about the application process.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, information session, Programs and Majors

School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education's Graduate Education Celebration

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 4, 2022 at 2:04 PM

This morning, Fitchburg State University President Richard Lapidus welcomed those gathered in-person, and virtually, to the first ever School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education's Graduate Education Celebration. After remarks by Suzanne Ortega, President of the Council of Graduate Schools, who joined remotely, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Catherine R. Canney  presented the inaugural 2022 Graduate Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching to Professor Henry Culver. Then a panel of students, Kondwani Moya, and Kamelia Lechani along with Professors Kyle Moody, and Daneen Deptula talked about the graduate program experience.

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Topics: Advising, Our Faculty, information session, Community

Soon to be graduate reflects on her experience in the Applied Communication graduate program

Posted by Caroline Lanni on March 18, 2022 at 4:03 PM

Mary Schwalm reflects and discusses her experience as she prepares for graduation this May from the School of Graduate, Online, and Continuing Education. 

Learn more about this program here and watch the webinar here.

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Topics: Applied Communication

So you've graduated...now what?

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on December 16, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Ok you've graduated. Now what do you do? Read our helpful hints to get started on your plan!

Continue learning. Take a continuing education class.

Learning shouldn’t stop just because you’re not in school anymore. I think that we always have something to learn so I'm a big fan of lifelong learning. Find something that really interests you and figure out ways to learn more about it.

You can further your studies by taking a short course which is not necessarily part of what you majored in at college. For example, if you were a history major but want to pursue a different field, like business or computer science, taking classes gives you a foundation to begin looking for entry-level jobs in that field. 

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Topics: General

Our Faculty: Dr. Benjamin Railton, English

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on October 26, 2021 at 11:38 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's MA in English program? As part of the GCE blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Benjamin Railton, Professor in the English Studies department and the Graduate English chair.

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Topics: Our Faculty

Looking for a career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst?

Posted by Kelly Norris on September 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Are you thinking about a career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in a public or private school setting or private practice? If so, learn more at our Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder Webinar on October 7 at 4 p.m. (EST)

The Applied Behavior Analysis online program provides the coursework required for individuals interested in sitting for the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) through the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), Inc.*

The seven-course certificate program is designed to meet the coursework eligibility requirements needed for the BCBA certification exam. Our carefully planned course sequence, verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis - International (ABAI), prepares individuals for a career in Applied Behavior Analysis working in a variety of settings, including with children and adults with Autism. For candidates seeking a masters degree, our Guided Studies - Applied Behavior Analysis concentration provides additional coursework, focused on Autism and Special Education, and culminates in both the required coursework to sit for the BCBA exam and a Masters in Education. 

 

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Topics: Programs

2,021 Reasons Why 2021 Is YOUR Year To Go Back To School

Posted by Kelly Norris on August 31, 2021 at 11:59 AM

Wow... that's a lot of reasons to finish your degree. On second thought, that may be too many reasons, and is sounding more and more like a book.

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Topics: General

5 People You Should Ask For Graduate School Recommendations

Posted by Kelly Norris on August 12, 2021 at 12:49 PM

You’ve decided to apply for a graduate program at Fitchburg State University. Now it’s time to ask for recommendations, but you’ve been out of school for a while so who do you ask? Here’s a list of people we suggest you start asking:

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Topics: General

Massachusetts IT Ecosystem and Cybersecurity

Posted by Dani Langdon on June 14, 2021 at 1:43 PM

Aside from “cryptocurrency,” the term “cybersecurity” might just be the biggest buzz phrase right now. But unlike crypto (if you haven’t seen the market plunge, yikes), the need for cybersecurity and the entire industry supporting it, is only going to continue rising. In fact, according to Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, it is the “fastest growing tech sector in the world” and will most likely impact many aspects of our day to day lives as well as the world we live in, from here on out. There probably aren’t many people who haven’t heard of Solar Winds or the Colonial Pipeline hack that occurred recently shutting off much of the country’s gasoline supply, all the while taking a major U.S. corporation to its knees in exchange for a hefty ransom (which was paid). These are not one-off actions and we can only expect to see more and more of them, which is why every industry needs folks who know how to recognize and stop an attack in its tracks.  

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Topics: Programs, information session

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