Education Unit and Educator Licensure Office

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. Our licensure programs have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through December 31, 2030. Accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

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 page and related links useful.

Forms Library

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Annual Reporting and Accountability Measures

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Practicum and Integrated Partial Practicum

Fall 2024 - Practicum

One station

  • Wednesday, September 5 to Friday, December 13, 2024

Two Stations for ECE Graduate:

  • Station 1: Wednesday, September 5 to Friday, October 25, 2024
  • Station 2: Monday, October 28 to Friday, December 13, 2024

Fall 2024 - IPP for students in Elementary, Moderate, and Early Childhood Education:  (All day Monday and Tuesday)

One station

  • Monday, September 9 to Tuesday, December 17, 2024

IPP for Severe: (All day Monday and Tuesday):

  • Station 1: Substantially Separate: Tuesday, September 9 to Tuesday, October 15, 2024
  • Station 2: Inclusion Setting: Monday, October 21 to Tuesday, December 17, 2024

Practicum Orientations

Fall 2024

Orientation for UG and GR Placed at a Practicum Site, Session 1:
Thursday, September 5, 2024, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: McKay, Room 205

Orientation for UG and GR Placed at a Practicum Site, Session 2:
Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 4 - 5:30 p.m. 
Location: McKay, Room 142

Fall 2024

Orientation for those Employed at their Practicum Site
Thursday, August 29, 2024 · 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Google Meet joining info: 

Fall 2024

Monday, September 9, 2024, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Location: In Person, McKay Room 143

Fall 2024

Mandated Orientation:  Friday, September 6, 2024, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Location: In Person, McKay Room 144

Field Experiences: (Friday all day) Friday, September 13 to Friday, December 11, 2024

Fall 2024

Wednesday, September 4, 2024, 3:15 - 5 p.m.
Google Meet joining info::

Practicum Licensure Exit Surveys

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