Our Programs

 

Overview of the Site-Based Professional Licensure Programs
Offered through Catherine Leahy Brine Educational Consultants, Inc.

 

Early Childhood and Elementary Professional License Only

Secondary Education and Specialized Areas Professional License only Programs

Application Checklist for Professional License only Programs


Overview of the Early Childhood and Elementary
Professional Licensure Programs

Offered by Catherine Leahy Brine Educational Consultants, Inc.

The Professional Licensure programs are all eleven-month programs and are composed of 15 graduate credits. They may be taken as a stand-alone Professional License Program of may be embedded into the 36-credit Fitchburg State University Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching.

a. Elementary Teacher (1-6) Program consists of:

  1. Action Research Parts I and II (3 credits for each course)
  2. Adv. Analysis of reading Ability for the Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher (3 cr.)
  3. Algebra for the Elementary Teacher ( 3 credits)
b. Early Childhood (PreK-2) Program consists of:
  1. Action Research Parts I and II (3 credits for each course)
  2. Adv. Analysis of reading Ability for the Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher (3 credits)
  3. Advanced Investigations Into Standards-Based Mathematics for the Early Childhood Educator (3 credits )
Cost of The Professional License Programs
  • The cost of the 12- credit Professional License Program is $400 per credit, for a total of $4,800.
  • There is an additional non-refundable application/processing fee of $150, payable to Catherine Leahy Brine, Inc.
  • Each course has a materials fee set by each course instructor.
  • We break our tuition payments into two equal installment payments. The first payment is due about one month after you start the program (you will receive a bill at Orientation) and the second payment is due approximately 6 months later.

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Overview of Secondary Education and Specialized Areas Professional Licensure Programs

The Professional Licensure programs are all eleven-month programs and are composed of 12 graduate credits. Catherine Leahy Brine has been approved to offer the following Professional Licensure Programs. They may be taken as a stand-alone Professional License Program of may be embedded into the 36-credit Fitchburg State University Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching.

  • Biology (5-8; 8-12)
  • Chemistry (5-8; 8-12)
  • Earth Science (5-8; 8-12)
  • English (5-8; 8-12)
  • General Science (5-8)
  • Health/Family and Consumer Sciences (All Levels)
  • History (5-8); 8-12)
  • Mathematics (5-8; 8-12)
  • Middle School: Mathematics/Science (5-8) This is an 18 credit Program.
  • Physical Education (PreK-8; 5-12)
  • Physics (5-8; 8-12)
  • Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre K-8; 5-12)
Secondary and Specialized Area Programs consist of:
  1. Action Research Parts I and II (3 credits each)
  2. Advanced Research in Education (3 credits)
  3. A content course specific to the area of license (3 credits)
Cost of The Professional License Programs
  • The cost of the 12 - credit Professional License Program is $400 per credit, for a total of $4,800.
  • There is an additional non-refundable application/processing fee of $150, payable to Catherine Leahy Brine, Inc.
  • Each course has a materials fee set by each course instructor.
  • We break our tuition payments into two equal installment payments. The first payment is due about one month after you start the program (you will receive a bill at Orientation) and the second payment is due approximately 6 months later.

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Application Checklist for Professional License Programs
  1. Catherine Leahy Brine Coversheet with non-refundable $150 Application Fee (payable to Catherine Leahy Brine, Inc.)
  2. Official, unopened Transcript from your highest degree sent directly to Catherine Leahy Brine from the Registrar's Office of the granting institution
  3. Current Resume (signed and dated in lower right corner)
  4. Copy of your Initial Teaching License or printout from ELAR of your license status
  5. Verification of School Based Employment/Mentoring Form
    (www.doe.mass.edu/educators/resources.html) This form will be requested from you at the beginning of the program and then an
    updated form is required again at program completion.
  6. Three letters of recommendation on school letterhead from someone who has supervised you.
  7. Personal Statement:
    1. Choose one of the following prompts and write an essay no longer than one full page:
      1. Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person's life.
      2. What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
      3. Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping role.
        • Describe the situation as it occurred at the time.
        • What did you do in that particular situation?
        • How did you feel about the situation at the time you were experiencing it?
        • How do you feel about the situation now?
        • What would you change, if anything?
  8. If you have taken the Sheltered English Content course through your school system, we must receive a copy of your SEI endorsement.
These Materials Should Be Mailed to:

Catherine Leahy Brine Educational Consultants
P.O. Box 1060
Brockton, MA 02301

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