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Why Choose Catherine Leahy-Brine Programs?

 

All candidates are supported with a strong, on-going advising component for the entire duration of their program. This includes M.Ed. only candidates as well as all candidates seeking initial or professional licensure. The advising is accomplished within the context of a required course that is part of the candidate's Plan of Study.

This "homeroom" cohort environment ensures accurate completion of the candidate's Plan of Study as well as fostering collegiality and establishing an important support system for all cohort members.

Leahy-Brine has no licensure "middle man." Because we have DESE- approved programs ourselves, we deal directly with the DESE for all licensure issues, both initial and professional.

Candidates can take a 21-credit stand-alone Initial Licensure program or the 21 credits can be embedded into the Fitchburg State University 36-credit Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching. (All initial licensure courses are part of the 36-credit Fitchburg State University Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching.) The stand-alone Initial License program is designed to be completed in 4 semesters; the 36- credit M.Ed. with the embedded Initial Licensure program is designed to be completed in 5 semesters.

Candidates can take a 12-credit stand-alone Professional Licensure program or the 12-credits can be embedded into the Fitchburg State University 36-credit Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching. (All Professional Licensure courses are part of the 36-credit Fitchburg State University Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching.) Both the stand-alone Professional Licensure Program and the 36-credit M.Ed. with the embedded Professional Licensure Program are designed to be completed in 4 semesters.

To obtain Professional License through Catherine Leahy-Brine, no other courses need to be taken after completion of the stand-alone Professional Licensure program or the 36-credit M.Ed. with the embedded Professional Licensure program.

All licensure courses, both Initial and Professional, are part of the 36-credit Fitchburg State University Master of Education program offered through Catherine Leahy Brine.

Leahy-Brine can be, if the candidate so desires, a continuous program that brings the Preliminary License to Initial, then the Initial to Professional. Candidates can do this seamlessly with one company and one college.