Graduate Courses


Fall, 2019 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 $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 $850.00. All credit/debit card payments are subject to a 2% credit card processing/convenience fee.

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.

We are offering Professional Development courses this semester that carry 3 graduate credits from Fitchburg State University. Professional Development courses carry the PDMT prefix. Our Fall classes will be advertised in August.

Brockton- New Heights Charter School
1690 Main St Brockton

EDUC8004 Managing Classroom Behavior- New Heights Charter School Brockton
Face to Face: October 3, 10, 17, 24 4PM Start Time -- Online: October 31, November 7, 14

Dedham- Hilton Hotel
25 Allied Drive

EDUC9005 Dynamic Perspectives in Education
Wednesdays, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, December 4 plus two online sessions

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

SPED 7035 Psychology of Learning: Inclusion for All Students
September 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13, December 4, 18

READ8018 Specialized Reading Approaches
Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 19

EDUC7099 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course
Face to face Dates: Tuesdays, September 10, 24, October 15, 29, November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17

EDUCTBA Strategic Teaching in Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics
Face to face: October 24, November 7, 21, December 12 Online: October 31, November 14, 28, December 5 5PM Start

EDUC7057 Intro to Effective Literacy Strategies Across the Disciplines
November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7 9AM

SPED7650 Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
Face to face: November 7, 21, December 5, 19 Online: November 14, 28, December 12


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.

EDUCTBD Advocating for the Whole Child
Online Class Beginning October 15

EDUC7210 Rethinking Learning in the 21st Century: Technology Infused Classrooms
Online Start: October 15

EDUC8008 Bullying: A Crisis in Education
Online Start: October 15

EDUC7500 Curriculum Design and Implementation for Multi Needs Populations
Online Start October 15