Graduate Courses


FALL 2018 Graduate Courses

Catherine Leahy Brine, Educational Consultants, Inc.
Phone: 781-331-8826
Fax: 781-337-6152


About Catherine Leahy Brine Educational Consultants, Inc.

Through Fitchburg State University, our company is proud to offer high quality, long-standing, time-tested professional advancement programs for educators. Each instructor has been very carefully selected based on their authentic classroom experience and their content and pedagogical expertise. All pride themselves on the ability to engage the adult learner through a hands-on approach to learning that includes the modeling of effective and varied instructional techniques and strategies. Additionally, each course and syllabus developed by our own instructors has been carefully designed using as the guideposts the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks as well as state and national professional standards.

A participant who was enrolled in one of our instructor's week-end courses once remarked, "We learn it today and use it tomorrow!" That student's comment succinctly summarized the guiding philosophy of our company. We invite you to enroll in our programs or courses and experience this for yourselves.

Graduate Courses

Courses are offered in several ways. Since the Fall of 2000, the Fitchburg State University site-based Master of Education Program in Curriculum and Teaching has been offered through Catherine Leahy Brine Educational Consultants, Inc. Many of the courses offered by our company are part of that program. Additionally, Catherine Leahy-Brine Educational Consultants has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education (now known as the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education) as a district-based Initial and Professional Licensure Program in many, varying areas of certification. For more information on any of our programs please visit our web site: www.catherineleahybrine.com or www.cfbrine.com

Finally, all of the courses advertised in this brochure may also be taken by non-matriculating students for the purpose of recertification and professional development. All graduate credit is awarded through Fitchburg State University.

Each course is scheduled for a minimum of 37.5 hours. The cost of each Fitchburg State University 3 graduate credit course offered through Catherine Leahy Brine Educational Consultants is $700.00. Online courses are $705.00. Students matriculated in one of our licensure or Fitchburg State off campus degree programs pay a different tuition rate. The SEI Endorsement course costs $750.00.

Pre-Registration is strongly advised. To Pre-Register, call 781-331-8826 or Pre-Register on-line at www.catherineleahybrine.com. Registration forms will be sent once pre-registration has been received and payment is due one week before the class.

Dedham- Hilton Hotel
25 Allied Drive

EDUC9005 Dynamic Perspectives in Education
Wednesdays, September 19, October 3, 17, December 5, 19 plus two online sessions 5PM Start

EDUC7099 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Class- Section Three, Dedham
Face to face Dates: Tuesdays, September 18, October 2, 16, 23, November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11, 18 Plus five online session 5PM Start
Required Text:
Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Theory, Policy and Practice, 2nd edition
Wright, Wayne

EDUC7004 Cooperative Learning Across the Content Areas- Dedham 5PM Start
November 1, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20 plus one online session
Required Text:
Cooperative Learning/ Kagan, 2009 edition

Weymouth- Brine Offices and Classroom Space
74 Pleasant Street - So. Weymouth (Columbian Square) Park in the back of building.

EDLM 8026 - Data-Informed Decision Making for School Improvement & Student Learning Face to face: September 13, 27, October 11, October 25
Online: September 20, October 4, October 18

SPED 7035 Psychology of Learning: Inclusion for All Students
September 19, October 3, 17, 31, November 14, December 5, 19 5PM Start

EDLM 8050 - Seminar: Research in Educational Leadership
Face to Face: November 1, 15, December 6, 20
Online: November 8, 29, December 13

READ8018 Specialized Reading Approaches Saturdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8 9AM Start in Weymouth
Required Texts:
Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Fifth Edition Paperback- September 12, 2014
by Linda B. Gambrell PhD (Editor), Lesley Mandel Morrow PhD (Editor)
Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys Paperback - July 30, 2013
by Isabel L. Beck PhD (Author), Mark E. Beck JD MEd (Author

EDUC7099 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course
Session One
Face to Face Dates: Mondays, September 10, 24, October 15, 22, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17 Plus five online sessions
Session Two
Face to face Dates: September 11, 25, October 9, 23, November 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18 Plus five online sessions
Required Text:
Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Theory, Policy and Practice, 2nd edition
Wright, Wayne

EDUC8004 Managing Classroom Behavior- Weymouth 5PM Start
September 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25


EDUCTBD Advocating for the Whole Child ****New Course****
Online Class Beginning October 15

EDUC7210 Rethinking Learning in the 21st Century: Technology Infused Classrooms
Online Start: October 15

EDUC8008 Bullying: A Crisis in Education
Online Start: October 15

EDUC7500 Curriculum Design and Implementation for Multi-Needs Populations
Online Start: October 15