We offer two online graduate courses in the summer semester for educators who prefer an accelerated approach to learning and do not want to take a course during the school year.
- 3 graduate credits
- 5 PDPs for MA teachers and administrators for license renewal
- Cost of course includes all fees
Specific dates TBD
EDU 620 Mentoring in Action: Becoming a Qualified Mentor and Leader
(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs, $595)
A course for mentors in training or current mentors who want to refresh and update their skills. In this one semester course you will learn how to mindfully mentor, align conversations to educator evaluation, and differentiate mentoring conversations to meet the varied needs of novice teachers in your district. Seven online modules include videos, articles, and reflections.
Summer course: 6/29 – 8/26
Registration Deadline TBD.
More details here: flyer
Read course reviews here: EDU 620 Reviews.
EDU 646 Mindful Teaching: Refining Your Practice to Support Student Learning
This course includes five online modules. Mindfulness practices will be introduced in Module 1 and reinforced in all modules. Modules 2-5 are aligned with the Standards for Effective Teaching Practices (MA DESE)* and the Educator Evaluation Rubric. Modules include videos, readings, mindful meditations, application of strategies into the classroom context, and end of module reflections. A focus on sharing what worked and what could be done differently is emphasized. One optional face-to-face meeting of the course participants is encouraged in district based cohorts.
Goals for the course are to; 1) introduce mindfulness strategies to minimize anxiety and promote teacher self-care, 2) assess current teaching strategies, 3) explore new approaches for creating an inspired learning environment, 4) increase student engagement using an anonymous survey, and 5) enhance teacher professional learning and self-care through increased reflection and mindfulness.
* Teachers from other states will use their current state standards.
Summer course: 6/29 – modules end 8/5 and Final Exam is completed by 10/15.
Registration Deadline TBD
More details here: flyer
EDU 716 Mindful Leadership in Action: Supporting and Retaining Effective Teachers
(3 graduate credits, 67.5 PDPs, $795)
This course is designed for principals, assistant principals, and district leaders responsible for the preparation of mentors and the support of novice teachers. This online course offers 3 graduate credits and 67.5 PDPs for administrator recertification. Five online modules with videos, reflections, and mindfulness strategies offer practical ideas and support for busy administrators. A review of the current guidelines from the DESE are integrated as part of the course activities.
Summer Course: 6/29 – 8/17
More details here. flyer
Read course reviews here: EDU 716 Reviews.