Graduate Courses


Summer, 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.

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

SPED8300 Augmentative Communications and Technology
Hybrid Face to face: June 8, 15, July 13

EDLM9005 Dynamic Perspectives in Education
Hybrid Class: Face to Face Dates: June 13, 27, July 18, 25
Online Weeks: June 20, July 5, July 11

EDUC9005 Dynamic Perspectives in Education
June 16 Online Course

PDMTTBA Strategic Teaching: Elementary Mathematics
Hybrid Class: Face to face sessions: August 1, 3, 5, 9 9AM-1PM
Dr. David Quigley Instructor

EDUC7004 Cooperative Learning Across the Content Areas
July 8-12 9AM-3PM


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.

EDUC7000 The Global Rise of Religious Violence
Online Start June 19

PDMT8008 Bullying: A Crisis in Education
Online Starting June 19

PDMTTBA Family Literacy in the Primary Grades***New Class***
Online Start: July 1

PDMTTBA Media Literacy Across all Content Areas***New Class***
Online Start: June 19