Center for Professional Studies

Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Programs

Our course, workshops and institutes provide an array of professional development opportunities including ways to earn PDPs (DESE-approved), Graduate Credit, and Undergraduate Credit. We also collaborate with Graduate and Continuing Education, local organizations, and businesses to offer a variety of programs for professionals looking to grow through a certificate or degree program.

Summer Offerings

The Center for Professional Studies is offering a wide selection of Professional Development courses, workshops, and institutes this summer.  Register Today! (Listed in order of start date)

Supporting Positive Behavior in Inclusive Classrooms
Starts July 18, 2017 in Fitchburg
Starts July 31, 2017 in Boston
DESE-Sponsored (Free for MA Public Educators)

Police Mountain Bike Training (PMBT)
August 1 - 3, 2017

Engaging, Empowering, and Motivating All Students
August 7 - 11, 2017

  Program Highlight:

  Community Music Lesson Program  

Fall Offerings

Looking ahead to the fall? We already have some great opportunities and will be adding more as we development!

Fall MTEL Prep Workshops
Starting September 16, 2017

Paraeducators in the Life of the School and Community
October 2, 2017 - January 18, 2018
DESE-Sponsored (Free for MA Public Educators)

Counseling the College-Bound Student
October 9 – December 8, 2017 


Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners
October 1st to November 12th
Registration Information coming soon!





The Center for Professional Studies (CPS) has offered professional development to working professionals for over a decade, collaborating with school districts, businesses and other professional groups on continuing educational needs.

Fitchburg State University believes that excellence in education practice must be supported beyond the conferring of degrees or professional licensure. As such, the CPS is a key element of the university's total strategy, providing educational opportunities to working professionals during the critical years of induction into their profession and throughout their career

Center for Professional Studies
Email: Phone: 978-665-3636 Fax: 978-665-3639
Hours: Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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