Kimberly McCoy-Blauser

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Explore Music & Culture from Around the World

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 12, 2024 at 8:29 AM

Do you love music and wish you had the resources to travel the world experiencing it all first hand? Now you don't have to.


This fall from September 5 through October 23, World Music will be offered online at Fitchburg State. From the comfort of your home, you can experience the culture of Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Spain, Ireland, Latin America, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, and Indonesia.  

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Topics: Programs, Humanities

Nazi Germany What We Know Now

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 6, 2022 at 2:31 PM

Do you want to learn more about the turbulent dictatorship in Nazi Germany? Sign up for this one week institute being offered during the upcoming Summer Session B starting July 11.

Since the fall of Nazi Germany, historians have uncovered an enormous amount of information and have advanced many explanations for the rise of the Nazi dictatorship and for its hold over German society and development of radical racist and genocidal policies.

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Topics: Programs

So you've what?

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on December 16, 2021 at 1:34 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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Our Faculty: Dr. Benjamin Railton, English

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on October 26, 2021 at 11:38 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's MA in English program? As part of the GCE blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Benjamin Railton, Professor in the English Studies department and the Graduate English chair.

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Topics: Our Faculty

What's next, graduate school?

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on May 19, 2021 at 11:02 AM

You've graduated and you're thinking about continuing your education.  Let us help you navigate the application process and prepare you to succeed at the graduate level.

Ask the Right Questions

Why this graduate program?  Don’t go to grad school just to go to grad school.  Even in career fields that require a graduate degree, it is a necessary, but not a sufficient condition for breaking into that field.  Why graduate school now?  You need to weigh the pros and cons of going straight from your undergraduate to earning your graduate degree or getting some work experience first, and then going back to school. What will be the likely return on this investment?  Weigh the total cost of tuition against the average salary for your anticipated career field.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Admissions

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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Topics: Programs

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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Topics: Programs

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, 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! 


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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, Webinars, Economics, History, and Political Science