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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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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Want to go back to school? Get your questions answered.

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 13, 2020 at 3:03 PM

When you have a question about something, common sense would have you talk to someone who's an expert on the subject. 

Want to know about dolphins? Ask a marine biologist.

Have a question about your car? Ask a mechanic.

What if you want to know more about Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) programs at Fitchburg State? Join us at an Virtual Open House on June 9, 5 pm to 6:30 pm where representatives of the programs will answer all of your questions.

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Want to go back to school? Get your questions answered.

Posted by Kelly Norris on March 12, 2019 at 11:26 AM

When you have a question about something, common sense would have you talk to someone who's an expert on the subject. 

Want to know about dolphins? Ask a marine biologist.

Have a question about your car? Ask a mechanic.

What if you want to know more about Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) programs at Fitchburg State? Join us for an information session. A representative of the program will answer all of your questions.

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Thinking about going back to school? Get your questions answered.

Posted by Kelly Norris on July 16, 2018 at 9:53 AM

When you have a question about something, common sense would have you talk to someone who's an expert on the subject. 

Want to know about dolphins? Ask a marine biologist.

How about a question about your car? Ask a mechanic.

What if you want to know more about Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) programs at Fitchburg State? Join us for an information session and have a representative of the program answer your questions -- and in most cases the representative is the actual program chair!

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Going back to school? Get all of your questions answered.

Posted by Kelly Norris on March 26, 2018 at 2:23 PM

When you have a question about something, common sense would have you talk to someone who's an expert on the subject.

Want to know about dolphins? Ask a marine biologist.

How about a question about your car? Ask a mechanic.

What if you want to know more about Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) programs at Fitchburg State? Join us for an information session and have a representative of the program answer your questions -- and in most cases the representative is the actual program chair!

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Going back to college? Get all of your questions answered.

Posted by Kelly Norris on November 5, 2014 at 3:50 PM

When you have a question about something, common sense would have you talk to someone who's an expert on the subject.

Want to know about dolphins? Ask a marine biologist.

How about a question about your car? Ask a mechanic.

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Richard Lavoie shares truths about special education

Posted by Richard Lavoie on October 27, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Buckets Lists and Bumper Stickers:  Some Reflections from Seat 17B

As I write this blog, I am on a Delta flight over southern Saskatchewan headed for Minnesota and eventually, my Boston home. Yesterday, I gave an all-day lecture on student motivation to 350 rural school teachers in Prince Albert, 200 miles north of Saskatoon. They were a great and responsive audience. Many of them teach in one room schoolhouses in isolated areas of the province. The majority of their students are First Nation, the Canadian term for their aboriginal (Indian) population.

One teacher told me that her village is facing a crisis this week because their only small food market and gas station were suddenly foreclosed upon and shuttered. The nearest gas station and market is 160 miles away. A difficult, challenging life.

Next week I travel to suburban Alexandria, Virginia with its gleaming state-of-the-art schools and a gas station and supermarket on every corner.

And yet, the presentation that I delivered at both venues will be basically the same.

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