Kimberly McCoy-Blauser

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Is the time right to pursue a degree or certificate in education?

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 30, 2020 at 10:24 AM

2020 has presented challenges for all of us. Perhaps this unusual time has given you an opportunity to think about returning to the classroom. Would you like to pursue an initial teacher’s license, to broaden your knowledge in your teaching field or to expand your scope with a new area of focus?

Fitchburg State has a multitude of programs and concentrations to meet your educational and career needs.

  • More than a dozen Master of Education routes to an initial license for first-time teachers and career-changers
  • Nine non-licensure Master of Education programs for those who want to diversify their expertise - including a newly-launched Special Education, Guided Studies, Applied Behavior Analysis option
  • Three Graduate-Level Certificate tracks targeting in-demand needs within the field of education
  • Four options for Certificates of Advanced Graduate Studies in administrative and specialized areas such as School Principal and Supervisor/Director; additional specializations to be offered soon
 
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Topics: Programs, General, Events, information session

Prepare for a career in Computer Science

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 26, 2020 at 11:25 AM

The job outlook for data scientists for 2018-2028 is 16% growth.  This projected job growth is much faster than average.*

Most jobs for computer scientists require a master’s degree in computer science or a related field. Maximize your options for employment as a computer scientist -- learn more about our Master of Science in Computer Science (100% online or on campus delivery) or Data Science concentration at our upcoming webinar on July 22 at 1 pm.  Register today! 

REGISTER FOR OUR WEBINAR

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Topics: Programs, Webinars

Our Faculty: Dr. Daniel Sarefield, History

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 18, 2020 at 11:32 AM

Do you have a passion for history? Do you aspire to a career as a professional historian or as a historical researcher or writer? Are you a teacher on your way to your professional licensure or a professionally licensed history teacher seeking a Master’s degree in your subject field? Do you want to learn more about our graduate program in history?

As part of the GCE blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Daniel Sarefield, Professor and graduate program chair of the MA History program.

Register for our MA History webinar

What is your educational background?

Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by ancient civilizations and languages, but once I started studying history and Latin in high school I really never looked back. I completed my B.A. in Religion and History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient History at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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Topics: Programs, Our Faculty, history, Webinars

Forensic nursing - bridging the gap between health care and law enforcement

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on May 29, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Are you a registered nurse who wants to deal with the prevention, scientific investigation, and treatment of victims of trauma and/or death?

Do you want to be a vital part of the investigation and treatment of perpetrators of abuse, violence, criminal activity and traumatic accidents? Then earn your
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Topics: Programs, Events

Our Students: Paul A. Thibodeau, M.S. Counseling

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on May 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Congratulations to Paul A. Thibodeau, Class of 2020 Graduate Student Leadership Award Winner!

Thibodeau has faced many challenges in his life but still considers his a blessed existence. After years of drug and alcohol addiction, Thibodeau got sober 25 years ago and is now committed to helping others overcome their own challenges.

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Topics: Programs, Our Students

M.S. in Computer Science now offered 100% Online

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on May 21, 2020 at 9:42 AM

Now accepting applications for fall 2020 admissions! 

Students now have the option to pursue the M.S. in Computer Science fully online or in person on campus.

The job outlook for data scientists for 2018-2028 is 16% growth.  This projected job growth is much faster than average.*

Most jobs for computer scientists require a master’s degree in computer science or a related field. Maximize your options for employment as a computer scientist -- learn more about our Master of Science in Computer Science at our Virtual Open House Tuesday, June 9 at 5 pm. Register today! 

REGISTER FOR OUR VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

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Topics: Programs, Webinars

Our Students: Molly Bicchieri, Special Education

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on May 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's special education programs? As part of the GCE Blog's "Our Students" series, we introduce Molly Bicchieri and thank her for sharing this post about her experience in the special education program.

Describe your overall experience in our Special Education program.

I just finished my master’s in December. My experience with the program overall was just amazing. The professors were SO GOOD and Dr. Howard and Dr. Murray supported me the entire way. I could call them whenever, even though I was studying online, and that was key for me. I didn’t feel like just another student, I felt like I mattered. I am Fitchburg State through and through.

What do you plan to do with your degree?
I work right now at a substantially separate preschool. My hope is that my master’s will allow me to become a BCBA. I work with students who have a lot of challenges, and the new behavioral program at Fitchburg State will allow me to sit for the boards. This program really set me up for success in my current job.

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Topics: Programs, Our Students

Begin your degree in Applied Communication with Social Media Theory

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on May 1, 2020 at 12:43 PM

Have you ever thought about the impact of media technologies and media practices on our social values, or how our media habits influence technology? Dr. Kyle Moody’s Social Media Theory course encourages students to explore the relationship between technology and society, among other related issues and theories, which will be offered online through Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) during Summer Term A, 5/18/20 through 7/6/20.

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Topics: Programs, General

Complete the M.A. in History 100% Online!

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on April 13, 2020 at 1:10 PM

Fitchburg State's graduate program in history is offered 100% online. The program has been offering some online and hybrid courses over the past few years and students have made it clear that they want the flexibility that online courses provide. While the general method of course delivery has changed, much of what has attracted students to our program for decades remains the same.

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Topics: Programs, history

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on December 30, 2019 at 2:48 PM

As the last days of 2019 unfold, it's time to wrap up another year of the GCE Blog. 
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Topics: Programs, General