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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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! 

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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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Our Students: Kara Goodier, Applied Communication

Posted by Kelly Norris on June 8, 2020 at 1:14 PM

Kara is a driven and compassionate professional who was looking for a way to further her career and, “to show my daughters you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.” With two jobs and being a mother of two, she needed a master’s degree program that would fit into her busy life. The online Master of Science in Applied Communication was the perfect fit for her.

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Earn a Master of Arts in History Online

Posted by Amber Deschenes on June 3, 2020 at 12:35 PM

For nearly thirty years, Fitchburg State’s History graduate program has successfully trained students, enabling them to deepen their knowledge of the historian’s craft, to explore a broad range of historical topics at the graduate level, and to work closely with faculty on historical research projects leading to an MA Thesis and/or a Master’s degree. Over this time, hundreds of students have refined their knowledge of the past and become better historical researchers and writers and better history instructors at the middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels.

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Topics: Programs, history

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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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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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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Complete the M.S. in Applied Communication Online

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM

If you’re interested in a career in social media marketing, or gaining necessary skills for conceptualizing, designing and executing social media campaigns and community-impact projects, then the applied communication graduate program is for you.
 
Admissions is now accepting applications to the new online Master of Science in Applied Communication, Social Media concentration program for summer 2020 admission. The new program is 100% online and designed to meet rigorous academic and career training goals in line with the employment outlook for careers requiring a master’s degree in communication and media studies, and related disciplines. Learn more at our Virtual Open House on June 9 at 5 pm.
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Begin your journey in environmental public health this summer

Posted by Kelly Norris on May 11, 2020 at 9:52 AM

The Environmental Public Health (EPH) program at Fitchburg State combines the study of public health with environmental sciences. The program focuses on the health implications of interactions between humans and the environment they are exposed to, including natural hazards, air and water pollution, global environmental issues, and use and conservation of Earth's resources.

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