College Courses and Partners

The Region 3 Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant, also known as the R3P, includes seven regional colleges as collaborating partners that have received funding through this grant to offer college courses, advising and support to eligible participants for free or at a significantly reduced cost. Each college provides different courses and services, so it is important to know which program and location best meets your needs and goals.


COLLEGE OFFERINGS!

 


Gordon College

Gordon College is offering courses toward a Master’s degree for R3P students.  You must have a Bachelor’s degree to apply.

*Preference goes to those who are already matriculated at Gordon College.

For more information contact:

Janet Arndt
Director of the Graduate Program in Education 
Gordon College 
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 
Email: Janet.Arndt@gordon.edu 

 Courses:

EDU522G Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom (2) – Explores teaching theory and effective practices needed for effective instruction of English language arts. Participants become familiar with curriculum standards and best practices. Content includes oral language to beginning writing. Tuesdays  nights – Wenham Fall, 9/25/18-11/13/18
EDU523G Integrating History in the Classroom (2)- Explores teaching theory and effective instructional practice to educate young citizens in today’s culturally diverse world. Includes highly effective methods in fueling student’s interest through brain-based learning and differentiated instruction. Focuses on research and understanding of basic principles and concepts of teaching social science. Tuesday nights –Wenham Winter,  1/22/19-3/19/19
EDU524G Integrating Science in the Classroom (2)- Explores teaching scientific theory, principles of scientific inquiry, and relevant practices for effective instruction in scientific methods that engage young learners. Tuesday nights –Wenham Spring, 4/2/19-5/28/19

 

To apply for one or more courses at Gordon College, click here 

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MASS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

For more information contact:

Nancy Railsback 
19 Flagg Drive 
Framingham, MA 0102
Email: nrailsback@massbay.edu 

 

Courses

 ED228  Behavior Management- To assist the Early Childhood educator to understand the behavior of young children and to develop a plan to optimize classroom communication and discipline. Emphasizes methods and strategies that improve classroom communication and discipline while also building the child’s self-image Newton, MA Thursday evenings 6:30pm-10:00pm Fall-September 13 – December 6 (no class on Thanksgiving)
SO120  Disabilities: Diagnosis and Intervention- Examines the etiology and symptomology of disabilities, including physical and mental health, modality deficits, and language-based learning disabilities. Students become familiar with legislation, social policies, diagnosis and treatment, as well as appropriate intervention strategies. Newton, MA Thursday evenings 6:30pm-10:00pm SPRING-February 7 – May 2 (with one week off for vacation)

To apply for one or more courses at Mass Bay Community College, click here

 

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Middlesex Community College

For more information contact:

Maureen Conrad-Goulet
Adjunct Faculty, Academic Advisor and MCC Coordinator for Educator and Provider Support Grant – Region 3
Middlesex Community College- Bedford House Building
591 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Email: gouletm@middlesex.mass.edu

Courses

 

Title: Days/ Campus: Semester:
Teacher Pathway
PSY 122 Child Growth and Development Bedford Fall 2018
Lead Teacher Pathway
EDU 102 Guiding Children’s Behavior Online Fall 2018
EDU Health, Safety and Nutrition in ECE Lowell Spring 2019
EDU 103 Infant and Toddler Program Planning Bedford Spring 2019
CDA Pathway
EDU 107 Child Growth and Development for CDA Lowell Summer 2019
Early Childhood Certificate Pathway
EDU 101 Curriculum in ECE Programs Bedford Fall 2018
Early Childhood Degree Pathway
SOC 118 Multicultural Communication Online Spring 2019
Emerging Leaders Pathway- Online Cohort
EDU 102 Guiding Children’s Behavior (Online) Spring 2019
EDU 252 Administration in Early Childhood Programs (Online) Fall 2019

 

For course descriptions, click  here

To apply for one or more courses at Middlesex Community College, contact Maureen Goulet (above)

 

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Northern Essex community College

For more information contact:

Gail Feigenbaum, MEd
ECE Coordinator
NECC R3P Grant Coordinator
978-556-3831
Email: gfeigenbaum@necc.mass.edu 
Courses:
Title: Days/ Campus: Semester:
ECE 113 – Learning Environments for Infants & Toddlers (restricted to Emerging Leaders)   online Fall 2018 (9/5- 10/25)
ECE 101 – Introduction to Early Childhood Education  online  Fall 2018  (9/6 – 12/13)
ECE 202 – Expressive Learning Hybrid (online and in class) January 2019 intersession weekend format (1/4 – 1/30)
ECE 203 – Math & Science for Early Childhood Curriculum (restricted to Emerging Leaders) online Spring 2019 (1/23-3/13)
ECE 111 – Preschool Curriculum Lawrence Campus  Monday evenings Spring 2019 (1/28- 5/13)
ECE 104 – Child Growth & Development Hybrid (online and in class) Summer session5/14 /19 – 6/25/19

For more information, contact Gail Feigenbaum (above)

To apply for one or more courses at Northern Essex Community College, click here 

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Salem State University 

For more information contact:

Christina Cassano
Assistant Director
Phone: 978.542.7427
Email:ccassano@salemstate.edu 
*Contact Johannah Morgen for any questions about transfer programs.
Courses:
Title: Days/ Campus: Semester:
EDU 991K/EDU 319A: Leadership for Excellence in Early Childhood Hybrid (online and in class) Thursday evenings from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Fall
EDU 889/EEC 309: Partnerships for Families: An Interprofessional Approach. Hybrid (online and in class) Thursday evenings from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Fall
EDU 250A/725: Language and Literacy Development Hybrid (online and in class) Thursday evenings from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Spring
EDU 823/EDU 370: STEM in Early Childhood Hybrid (online and in class) Thursday evenings from 6:00pm – 9:00pm Spring

For more information, contact Christina Cassano (above)

To apply for one or more courses at Salem State University, click here

 

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North Shore Community College

For more information contact:

Kathy Gallo, M.Ed

1 Ferncroft Road Danvers MA 01923 
Office location – LYNN – room E-217
781-593-6722 X6249

 

Courses

 

Title: Days/ Campus: Semester:
ECE101 – Child Growth & Development – online Online – 12 weeks – starts September 17, 2018 September – December, 2018
ECE124 – Intro to CDA and CDA Portfolio – required prerequisite course – Child Growth & Development 6 credits – Hybrid: North Shore Community College in Lynn on Tuesday nights from6:15-9:30 p.m. starting September 4, 2018 and Online. Sept – Dec, 2018
ECE102 – Planning Programs for Young Children – Required prerequisite course:  ECE202 – Expressive Arts North Shore Community College Lynn – Thursday nights starting September 6, 2018  6:15-9:45 pm Sept – Dec, 2018
ECE206 – Supervision and Administration of ECE Programs - HYBRID – ONLINE with 4 mandatory class meetings at North Shore Community College in Danvers.  Wednesdays, September 19, October 17, December 5 & December 12 from 6:30-9:15 pm - Sept – Dec, 2018
Child Growth & Development – Online – 12 weeks – starts January 28, 2019 Starts January, 2019.
ECE246 – Field Placement & Seminar 2 –  Prerequisites: Expressive Arts, Planning Programs & Field Placement 1 Lynn – one evening (to be determined) a week from 6:30-8:30 for 15 weeks.  Starts January 15, 2019 Starts January, 2019.
ECE101  Child Growth & Development Danvers – one evening (to be determined) a week from 6:15-9:45pm for 12 weeks. starts March, 2019

To apply for one or more courses at North Shore Community College, click here

For course descriptions,click here

 


 

 Merrimack College

For more information contact:

Pat Howson
Graduate Education Department Room 210, Austin Hall
Email: howsonp@merrimack.edu
Phone: 978.837.5521
 
Erika Rinaldi 
Senior Program Manager
Merrimack College 
Office of Graduate & Professional Studies
Email: rinaldie@merrimack.edu
Phone: (978) 837-5484

 

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