Graduate Courses


Summer 2017 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 $675.00. 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

SPED7650 Inclusion of Students with Disabilities into Regular Education
Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10 Dedham 9AM-5PM
Three inch Three ring Binder needed for materials

EDUC7000 Differentiated Instruction Across the Content Areas: Adjusting Instruction in Today's Classroom
Thursdays, June 15-July 27 5PM

EDUC8004 Managing Classroom Behavior
June 26-30 Dedham 9AM-5PM
Three inch Three ring binder needed for materials

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

EDUC7099 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Class
Face to Face Dates: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Online Dates: April 29, May 6, 27, June 3, 10
Required Text:
Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Theory, Policy and Practice 2nd edition, Wright, Wayne
Class is full

EDUC8057 Intro to Effective Literacy Strategies Across the Disciplines
Thursdays, April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8 4:30PM Start
Required Text: I Read It But I Don't Get It by Cris Tovani

EDLM 8035 - Sheltered English Immersion: Closing the Achievement Gap through Leadership SEI Endorsement Administrator Course for Leadership/Administrator Candidates
April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8 (Open to candidates in EDLM Program ONLY)

SPED8300 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
April 27, May 4, 11, 18,25, June 1, 8 5PM start

READ7017 Psychology of Reading
Saturdays, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3 9AM Start
Required Text:
How the Brain Learns to Read by David A. Sousa 2nd Edition

EDLM 9005 - Dynamic Perspectives in Education
Saturdays, May 20, June 3, 10, 17, June 24

EDLM 8028 - Public School Finance, Human Resources and Personnel Administration
June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

EDUC7004 Cooperative Learning Across the Content Areas
July 10-14 Weymouth
Required Text: Cooperative Learning/ Kagan, 2009 edition

EDUC7062 Hook Em With A Poem: Literacy Through Poetry
July 17-21 Weymouth 9-5

Most of the Catherine Leahy Brine on-line courses are asynchronous unless noted. We must receive your pre-registration for the course at least 7days prior to the start date. Pre-registrations for on-line classes should be filled out through our web site www.catherineleahybrine.com. Once you have pre-registered for a course, you will be e-mailed the official college registration form. This on-line registration is due back in the Brine Office with tuition no later than ten days before the listed start date. Students will be entered into the college BLACKBOARD System. On-line course registration deadlines MUST be met. Access information for Blackboard will be sent to the student directly from the university via e-mail. Be careful not to delete this e-mail inadvertently. If you have taken an on-line class through Fitchburg in a previous semester, your username and password will remain the same. There is a $30 Blackboard/technology fee for all on-line courses. There is no refund for an on-line withdrawal once the class has begun.

EDUC7000 Rethinking Learning in the 21st Century: Technology Infused Classrooms
Online Start: April 24 ****New Course****

EDUC7500 Curriculum Design and Multi Needs Populations
Online: May 6
Required Text: Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. Expanded 2nd edition. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

EDUC7076 Effective Integration of Technology Across the Content Areas
Online Beginning June 15

EDUC7000 The Global Rise of Religious Violence
Online Start June 15

EDUC7000 Rethinking Learning in the 21st Century: Technology Infused Classrooms
Online Start: February 27 ****New Course****