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  • Professional Development

    At Worcester State University, we understand that professional development in business and education is a multifaceted challenge. Long-term programs that lead to major career stepping-stones are not the only answer for enhancing your own capabilities or those of your workforce. That’s why, in addition to our numerous graduate certificate and licensure programs for educators and certificates programs in other professions, we offer a range of specialized short courses and seminars geared toward workforce development and the advancement of public instruction through Worcester State’s centers and institutes.

  • The Center for Effective Instruction
    Our Center for Effective Instruction at Worcester State has long been a hub for the graduate-level professional development of educators in the central Massachusetts area. We sponsor the Central Massachusetts Principals’ Center, and we partner with regional school districts and education collaboratives to help you build skills, expand your mind, and advance your career as a teacher or administrator.
     
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Continuing Education
    WSU’s commitment to quality speech-language pathology education, applied learning, and research extends to our graduate-level professional development opportunities for area speech-language pathologists. Our Communication Sciences and Disorders Department has achieved ASHA Continuing Education Board approval of its bi-annual continuing education program, ensuring that you can stay current in your field—and also work toward licensure renewal, ASHA certification renewal, or ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education. Continuing education units, instructional level, and content area will vary by program.

    Find out more about our next Communication Sciences and Disorders workshop.
    Author Institute
    Every June, our Author Institute features influential writers who present to graduate students and teachers from across New England. The event takes place over a one-week period and features a different children’s author each day. Readability levels span from kindergarten through the middle-school grades.

    Find our more about our next Author Institute session.
    Singapore Math Institute
    Math educators from around the world convene for the summer professional development programs hosted by our Singapore Math Institute. At the Institute, you will deepen your own understanding of the math you teach and learn how to impart your knowledge to others. We run both a four-day session and a two-day session. Participants receive certificates of completion in each program, which can be used to earn professional development points.

    The Institute’s four-day conference is co-taught by members of the Worcester State University Mathematics Department. The focus of this conference is to deepen your understanding of the math you teach in relation to the key elements of the Singapore textbook approach. As a participant, you’ll receive copies of the Parker/Baldridge textbook Elementary Math for Teachers along with copies of several Singapore primary series student texts. These materials will enable you to look at topics from the perspectives of both students and teachers.

    The two-day program, held in collaboration with Marshall Cavendish Institute, is co-taught by Institute Director Richard Bisk, Ph.D., and other renowned teachers of the Singapore Math approach. The Institute features lectures, breakout sessions, and presentations by teachers who have spearheaded implementation of Singapore Math at their schools.