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Check out the graduate student scholarships available

Posted by Kelly Norris on January 30, 2020 at 9:20 AM

The deadline for graduate scholarship opportunities at Fitchburg State University is quickly approaching. Apply now for these scholarships available for current graduate students.

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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

Top 5 reasons to register early

Posted by Kelly Norris on November 15, 2019 at 11:30 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, children and family responsibilities, students often find that careful planning for all aspects of life is crucial.

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8 steps to finding a graduate program and how it’s like buying a house

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on October 7, 2019 at 12:09 PM

 

Have you ever shopped for an apartment or house? It can be an overwhelming process, attending open houses, setting a budget, applying for a mortgage.

Finding a graduate program can be a similar process since there are a lot of great programs out there. Here are 8 steps to get you started:

1. The more programs you look at, the more they look the same.
  • Take notes after each phone call or campus visit to keep your mind fresh. What did you like, what didn’t you like about each school or program?
2. Keep a list of general questions to ask each school.
  • Make a chart or excel spreadsheet with the information about each school, this can help you compare programs that have different requirements.
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Music Teacher’s Methods Toolbox

Posted by Kelly Norris on August 8, 2019 at 10:37 AM

Are you a new or veteran music educator? Are you looking for a place to receive practical professional development that you can use right away in your classroom and as part of your music curriculum?  Are you looking for a place to share your ideas and hear other ideas you can implement in your music program? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then this new course offered through Graduate and Continuing Education at Fitchburg State is designed for you!

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5 questions you’re afraid to ask, but should!

Posted by Marylyn Gainan on June 17, 2019 at 12:54 PM

When advising students we often hear “If you don’t mind my asking”. Typically accompanying that statement are questions that students feel are embarrassing to ask and don’t want to bring up. As advisors we’re here to answer any and all questions you have, so of course we don’t mind your asking, we encourage you to ask as many questions as you want. The following are the top 5 questions you’re afraid to ask, but should be asking first!

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Topics: General, Advising

Holocaust: What We Know Now

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 16, 2019 at 12:02 PM

More than half a century after the end of the Holocaust, we have learned much about the causes, organization, and terrible consequences of the genocide of European Jews, but a massive outpouring of research continues to add to and modify our knowledge of this event. 

This class focuses on the Holocaust and on making use of new findings, and integrates the latest research to provide students with the most recent knowledge to introduce current and emerging historical debates. The class will also discuss how we can apply this new information to build on past findings.

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Begin our new Social Media Concentration this summer with Social Media Theory

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on May 10, 2019 at 1:58 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, 5/20/19 through 7/7/19.

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Topics: Programs, General, Webinars

Summer Institutes for Educators – New Housing Option at Fitchburg State

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 9, 2019 at 2:02 PM

If you are a teacher, you know how important it is to continuously update your skills and add to your knowledge base to be successful in the classroom. Taking summer courses is a great way to do this, and with our one and two-week summer institutes for teachers, it’s easier than ever. And now, for the first time, we are able to offer on-campus housing for students taking these accelerated courses, so you save the time you would have spent commuting, and can easily walk to class each day!

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Lesson Design with G Suite

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on January 24, 2019 at 8:46 AM

With technology constantly changing, schools are investing in technology to help improve and enhance student achievement. And with the common core standards, educators need to ensure that students can demonstrate what they know, and not just say they know. When implemented properly, technology can produce significant gains by boosting engagement with interactive learning especially with at-risk students.

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Topics: Programs, General