Fitchburg State University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Fitchburg State University is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated quality assurance review in Fall 2023.
Through its collaborations with area schools and school districts, Fitchburg State also sponsors a Center for Professional Studies (CPS) for school personnel. The Education Unit coordinates with the CPS as well as the University's School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education, which also supports an extensive number of extended campus programs through educational partnerships with nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Taken together, these programs make the University's continuum of offerings a seamless system for educator preparation.
Within our programs is a shared Conceptual Framework, as well as widespread incorporation of the core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards for what accomplished teachers in all areas should know and be able to do.
Fitchburg State is proud of its historic mission as a teachers university, in the context of an excellent liberal arts and science education. Whether you are a student, parent, faculty member, staff member, or education partner, we hope you find this Website and related links useful.
Annual Reporting and Accountability Measures
Practicum and Integrated Partial Practicum
- Thursday, September 7, 2023 to Friday, December 15, 2023
Two Stations for Practicum, Tech Ed, and ECE Graduate
- Station 1: Thursday, September 7, 2023 to Friday, October 27, 2023
- Station 2: Monday, October 30, 2023 to Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Integrated Partial Practicum for students in Elementary, Moderate, and Early Childhood Education: (All day Monday and Tuesday)
- Tuesday, September 12, 2023 to Tuesday, December 6, 2023
Integrated Partial Practicum for Severe (All day Monday and Tuesday)
- Station 1: Substantially Separate: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 to Tuesday, October 17, 2023
- Station 2: Inclusion Setting: Monday, October 23, 2023 to Tuesday, December 6, 2023
Orientation for UG and GR Placed at a Practicum Site, Session 1
Date: Tuesday, September 12th, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: McKay, Room 158
Orientation for UG and GR Placed at a Practicum Site, Session 2
Date: Thursday, September 14th, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: McKay, Room 158
Orientation for those Employed at their Practicum Site
Date: Thursday, August 31 · 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Google Meet joining info:
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nbb-fijs-hnv
Monday, September 11, 2023, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Location: In Person, McKay Room 144