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.
Read More

Topics: General, Events, information session

Watch one of our program webinars and save $50

Posted by Kelly Norris on October 27, 2020 at 12:23 PM

Are you interested in returning to school to complete your bachelor's degree or to earn a master’s degree, but can’t find the time to make a phone call during the work day? We’ve got you covered during webinar week!

Read More

Topics: Events, Admissions, Webinars

If you missed the Computer Science webinar, we've got you covered.

Posted by Kelly Norris on July 23, 2020 at 12:37 PM

If you missed the webinar, here's the video recording and a list of all the questions asked during the computer science webinar. If you still have questions, just click on the "Speak to an advisor" button at the end of this post and get all of your questions answered.

Read More

Topics: Programs, Webinars

Your questions answered  -  Online Master of Arts in History

Posted by Kelly Norris on July 21, 2020 at 5:13 PM

We know you're busy, but if you missed our webinar, no worries. We've got you covered! Here's the video of the recorded webinar and a list of all the questions asked. And if you still have questions, just click on the "Speak to an advisor" button at the end of this post and get all of your questions answered.

Read More

Topics: Programs, Webinars

Our Faculty: Dr. Robert Shapiro, Education

Posted by Kelly Norris on July 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's special education programs? Meet Dr. Robert Shapiro, assistant professor and graduate program chair of the applied behavior analysis graduate certificate program.

Read More

Topics: Our Faculty

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
Read More

Topics: Programs, General, 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! 


Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Programs, Our Faculty, history, Webinars

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.

Request more information

Read More

Topics: Programs, Student Experience, Our Students

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.


Read More

Topics: Programs, history