Graduate Courses


Summer, 2020 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
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. 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 Elementary and Secondary Education as a district-based Initial and Professional Licensure Educator prep program provider in many, areas of certification. For more information on any of our programs please visit our website: www.catherineleahybrine.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 $750. Students matriculated in one of our licensure or Fitchburg State off campus degree programs pay a different tuition rate. The SEI Endorsement course costs $850.

Pre-Registration is strongly advised. To Pre-Register, call 781-331-8826 or Pre-Register on-line at www.catherineleahybrine.com Registration as of Summer, 2020 will occur online. Instructions will be sent once students have pre-registered for classes.

All of our summer courses will meet online or virtually using Zoom and Canvas for the summer. Dates listed are dates that you should be available for virtual sessions.

EDUC7057 Intro to Effective Literacy Strategies Across the Disciplines - CLASS IS FULL
Zoom dates: May 2, 9, 30, June 6, 13

EDUC8134 Effective Teaching of Informational Text - CLASS IS FULL
Zoom dates: May 2, 9, 30, June 6, 13

EDUC7099 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Class- Weymouth - CLASS IS FULL
Zoom Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7 plus asynchronous Canvas sessions

SPED7650 Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
Zoom dates: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 6; Canvas dates: May 25, June 8

EDUC8004 Managing Classroom Behavior - CLASS IS FULL
Zoom dates:Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 Canvas Sessions:: June 4, 11, 18

EDLM 8026 Data-Informed Decision Making for School Improvement and Learning
Zoom Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25 plus 3 Canvas sessions

EDUCTBA: STEAM Integration: Creating Hands on Learning Experiences for Any Subject
June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 25 plus Canvas sessions

EDUCTBA Bringing Literacy to Life:Increasing Student Engagement through STEAM
June 22, 29, July 6, 20, 27 plus Canvas sessions

Canvas Asynchronous Online Courses

EDUC7500 Curriculum Design and Implementation for Multi-Needs Populations - CLASS IS FULL
Online course: Start Date: May 30

EDUC7111 Advanced Conservation of Natural Resources
Online Start: June 15

EDUCTBA: Leveling Up Your Classroom: Strategies to Promote Student Engagement Across the Content Areas
Online Start: June 15

EDUC7227 Advocating for the Whole Child
Online Course Starting June 10

ETEC9200 Project in Educational Technology: Rethinking Learning in 21st Century Schools - CLASS IS FULL
Online Starting: June 19