Catherine Leahy-Brine
Educational Consultants, Inc.

P.O. Box 128
Weymouth, Ma 02190
Phone 781-331-8826
Fax 781-337-6152
Email: Catherine Leahy Brine


(with or without professional or initial licensure embedded)

The cost of the 36-credit Fitchburg State University Master of Education offered through Catherine Leahy Brine, Inc. is $410 per credit. This cost is the same for Master of Education-only candidates or for candidates who also wish to embed licensure within the 36-credit Master of Education Program.

Please note:

If you want both the Master of Education and one of our many DOE-approved license programs, either professional or initial, the total number of credits for both programs is 36. The licensure credits are part of the total 36 credits. Candidates will finish the program with both a Master of Education conferred by Fitchburg State University and licensure, either professional or initial, with endorsement to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (formerly known as the DOE) by Catherine Leahy Brine, Inc.

Up to 12 credits (4-Master's level graduate courses) may be requested for transfer into the program by the candidate. All transfer credits must be approved by our Fitchburg State University Program Advisor and must fit the candidate's Plan of Study. The Plan of Study is determined by the candidate's licensure program, if one is included in his/her program.

 The full program (no transfer credits) $14,760
 The full program with 3 transfer credits (1 course) $13,530
 The full program with 6 transfer credits (2 courses) $12,300
 The full program with 9 transfer credits (3 courses) $11,070
 The full program with 12 transfer credits (4 courses) $9,840

Please note:

Additional Fees:

  • application fee of $50.00, payable to Fitchburg State. (non-refundable)
  • Catherine Leahy Cover Sheet with the non-refundable application/processing fee of $150, payable to Catherine Leahy Brine, Inc. **This will be deducted from your first tuition payment when you start the program.
  • Book and/or materials fees for each course, as determined by each instructor.
  • $30 user fee for each on-line course
  • There is a $1,000 Practicum fee for placements in schools within a 30 mile radius of Weymouth. There is an additional fee of $250 for every 30 miles thereafter.
  • Tuition is made in two equal installment payments: when you begin the program and 5 months into the program.
  • Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo Loans through Fitchburg State University are available. Proof of loan application and approval must be made before the program begins.

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