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Through its collaborations with area schools and school districts, Fitchburg State also sponsors a Center for Professional Studies for school personnel. The Education Unit coordinates with the CPS as well as the University's Graduate and Continuing Education Division, 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.
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Annual Reporting and Accountability Measures
Practicum, IPP and OSI Dates
- Station 1: Thursday, September 2, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021
- Station 2: Monday, October 25, 2021 to Thursday, December 9, 2021
Practicum for Severe:
- Station 1 - Inclusion: Thursday, September 2, 2021 to Friday, September 24, 2021
- Station 2 - Substantially Separate: Monday, September 27, 2021 to Thursday, December 9, 2021
IPP: (All day Monday and Tuesday)
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 to Tuesday, December 7, 2021
IPP for Severe:
Station 1, Substantially Separate: Monday, September 6, 2021 to Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Station 2, Inclusion Setting: Monday, October 25, 2021 to Tuesday, December 7, 2021
- Tuesday, February 2, 2021 to Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Orientation for UG and GR Placed at a Practicum Site, Session 1:
Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Orientation for UG and GR Placed at a Practicum Site, Session 2:
Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time
- Thursday, Aug 26, 2021, 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: McKay Building, C-Wing, Classroom 217