Graduate Courses


Spring, 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 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.

Pre-Registration is strongly advised. To Pre-Register, call 781-331-8826 or Pre-Register on-line at www.catherineleahybrine.com or www.cfbrine.com. Registration forms will be sent once pre-registration has been received and payment is due at least one week before the class. Many of our courses will fill so the sooner you register the better to guarantee a spot in the course.

Dedham- Hilton Hotel
25 Allied Drive

EDUC8004 Managing Classroom Behavior
Face to Face: January 9, 23, February 6, 13 plus three online sessions

SPED7035 Psychology of Learning: Inclusion for All Students
January 15, 29, March 4, April 11, 15 plus 2 online sessions

Weymouth-Brine Offices and Classrooms
74 Pleasant Street Weymouth
Parking in back of building

EDLM8027 Meaningful Family and Community Engagement and Partnerships
Thursdays, January 9,16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27

EDUC7099 Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Class
Face to face Dates: January 14, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, March 10, 24, 31 April 7, 14 plus online work

EDUC9005 Dynamic Perspectives in Education
Face to face Dates: January 15, 29, February 12, March 4, April 1 plus 2 online sessions

MTED8002 Strategic Teaching in ECE and Elementary Mathematics
Hybrid Course: Face to face Dates: January 16, 30, February 27, March 5

READ8018 Specialized Reading Approaches
Saturdays, February 8, 29, March 7, 14, 28

EDUC7004 Cooperative Learning Structures and Strategies
February Vacation- February 17-February 21 9AM-3PM

SPEDTBA Assessment and Strategies for Students with Moderate Disabilities
Hybrid Course, face to face Dates: February 24, March 9, March 23, April 6 plus 3 online sessions

EDLM8012 Law, Ethics and Policies for the Educator
Hybrid Course: Face to Face sessions: March 5, 19, April 2, 16 plus 4 online sessions

EDUC7057 Intro to Effective Literacy Strategies Across the Disciplines
May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6

Online Courses

EDUC7500 Curriculum Design and Implementation for Multi-Needs Populations
Online course: Start Date: January 15-March 18

EDUC7111 Advanced Conservation of Natural Resources
Online Start: February 7- April 3

EDUC8025 The Global Rise of Religious Violence
Online Start: February 7-April 3

EDUC8007 Advanced Statistical Reasoning
Online Start: February 24-April 13

EDUCTBA: Leveling Up Your Classroom: Strategies to Promote Student Engagement Across the Content Areas
Online Start: February 24