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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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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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So you've graduated...now what?

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 9, 2021 at 1:44 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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Check out our summer course: Communication Ethics

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on May 10, 2021 at 7:43 AM

Are you interested in ethics and theoretical approaches to communications within society? The new graduate course in the M.S. Applied Communication program, Communication Ethics, challenges students to consider the ethical and legal implications of real-world issues in the field of communication, and will be offered online through the School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education this summer, 7/12/21 through 8/29/21.

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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 6, 2021 at 1:07 PM

Have you ever thought about why some individuals and groups are more privileged than others or what you can do to help prevent domestic violence? You are invited to explore these and other related questions in the Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies three credit course being offered online through Graduate and Continuing Education (GCE) during the upcoming Summer Session A, 5/17/21 through 7/04/21.

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Begin your degree in Applied Communication with Social Media Theory

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on May 5, 2021 at 10:51 AM

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 School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education (SGOCE) during Summer Term A, 5/17/21 through 7/04/21.

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Top reasons to register early for summer classes

Posted by Kelly Norris on April 15, 2021 at 9:51 AM

Have you ever heard the saying “the early bird gets the worm?" Well it’s true for course registration too! Students who register for courses early receive the most benefits.

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your degree, take a course for professional development, or take a class prior to applying to a program, it’s important to get an early start. With a busy schedule, including working full time, and children and family responsibilities, students often find that careful planning for all aspects of life is crucial.

That said, we offer our top five reasons to register early for your summer courses:

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Top 5 Viewed Blog Posts of 2020

Posted by Kelly Norris on December 31, 2020 at 4:06 PM

As we finish up with 2020 (thank goodness), it's time to wrap up another year of the SGOCE Blog.
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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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Are You Ready to Come Back to School? GCE's Here to Help!

Posted by Amber Deschenes on April 2, 2020 at 3:11 PM

It’s hard to imagine that things could have been done any other way than they are now. 

We forget what life was like without the internet, computers, and cell phones.  How did people actually work? Well we did and somehow managed.

Take a look at the changes to Graduate and Continuing Education especially recently during these uncertain times in our country and around the world, to help you plan ahead for your future career goals.
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