Curriculum and Assessment for Teachers

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PDPs: 
67.5
Graduate Credits: 
3
Semester and Date: 
Semester: 
Fall
Course Date: 
Sep 12 2018 to Dec 11 2018
Semester: 
Summer
Course Date: 
May 02 2018 to Jul 31 2018
Level: 
K-12
Offered by: 
Licensure

This course is designed so that teachers will become knowledgeable about the theory and practice of standards-based curriculum and assessment. It explores the teacher’s role in designing instruction that helps all children achieve to high standards. Participants become familiar with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, focusing particularly on student work that reflects proficiency in those standards. Using a backward design model, teachers develop units of study that enable all students to reach clearly defined academic targets. Teachers who complete this course successfully approach teaching with an expectation that they will ultimately be leaders in the field of curriculum.

This course includes a pre-practicum field-based experience. For more information, please see our Pre-Practicum FAQ.

Credits

This course may be taken either as part of a Licensure Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost; Master’s Degree and CAGS options are available. Click here to learn more about Graduate Credit.

Cost and Registration

This course is included in your CES Initial Licensure tuition cost if it is required for your program. If you are a Licensure Enrollee and your account is in good standing, please indicate your status when registering for the course.

This course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal. The tuition cost for the individual course is $800. Click here for more information about tuition and fees.

Important Notice for License Program Enrollees: Licensure Program Enrollees must take courses in sequence. Click here to review the course sequence for your license before registering.

 

Course Structure, Dates and Locations

This is a Hybrid Online course, and requires online coursework in addition to attendance at 4 in-person sessions. The course is offered in Northampton on the following dates:

  • September 15, October 13, November 3, and December 8, 2018, 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Registration Deadline: September 11

For more information, contact:
Phone: 
413.586.4900 Option 6
Email: 
registrar@collaborative.org

Important Information

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available, we will inform you of available options.

If course enrollment is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, options will be made available that may include taking the course in another location or semester, or participating in face-to-face sessions virtually, where students see, hear, and interact with the class through the web.

Some courses may continue to have seats available after online registration has closed. Please contact the Licensure Registrar at registrar@collaborative.org or (413) 586-4900, Option 5, if you would like to register for this course after online registration has closed.

Registrations submitted after the 5:00pm deadline noted for each course must be sent by mail and include the course tuition. Please contact the registrar at registrar@collaborative.org.

Coursework and Attendance

Attendance at all face-to-face sessions is mandatory. Missing a face-to-face session will reduce your grade by one letter grade. If you know you cannot attend one of the face-to-face sessions for this course, please consider taking this course the next time it is offered.

All coursework is due by the course end date.

CES Continuing Education Loans

Students enrolled in CES Licensure programs, as well as those seeking Master's Degrees and CAGS through Fitchburg State University, have the option to finance their programs with loans through UMassFive College Federal Credit Union (umassfive.org).

Loan program details: https://www.umassfive.coop/products/loans/specialty-loans

Inclement Weather

If a Saturday class is cancelled, the class will meet on the following day, Sunday. If a Sunday class is cancelled, the class will not be rescheduled. Students may receive information from their instructor regarding alternate assignments.

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.