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.

Fall Courses

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

Police Mountain Bike Training (PBMT)
October 24 - 26, 2017

Empowering Educators Through The Innovator's Mindset
September 27, 2017 - June 13, 2018

Spring Courses



Paraeducators in the Life of the School and Community

January 29 – April 28, 2018
DESE-Sponsored (Free for MA Public Educators)


Program Highlight:
Community Music Lesson Program




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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