Courses and Registration

Professional Development for Educators

Spring 2 2024 (March 25 - April 19, 2024)

Online / One credit (or semester hour)/22.5 PDPs

Cost: $225.00 per course

To register online, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Registration" button.  If you are having issues with registering you can contact Heather Welsh, Administrative Assistant, for Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Development,


PRDV # CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
72628 21270Mental Toughness: G.R.I.T and being RELENTLESS SyllabusShawn Hair

English Language Arts  

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7022821265Common Core ELA Standards-Aligned Curriculum Development with Understanding By DesignSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7132421266Common Core State Standards in Reading and Writing: Connecting Standards to practiceSyllabusKatherine Scheidler
71326 21264Common Core Writers Workshop SyllabusKatherine Scheidler
7072521271Professional Learning Communities SyllabusKatherine Scheidler



PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7322621267Executive Function in the ClassroomSyllabusJean Gately
7422821252Poverty, Trauma, and Homelessness: Supporting Disadvantaged Students SyllabusJeffrey Weinstein
7113021260The Power of OptimismSyllabusCaroline Maloney
7152721262Substance Abuse and Addiction: Current Trends and PreventionSyllabusCaroline Maloney

Health and Wellness

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7192921263Keep It Simple: Healthy Living for Teachers and StudentSyllabusCaroline Maloney
7362721274Exploring Food: From the Ground Up!SyllabusCatherine Wickham
7272821275School Wellness for Student SuccessSyllabusLynnea Spencer


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7122721254Putting Technology in the Hands of Students: Let Me Show You What I KnowSyllabusDonna Criswell
7003021268What Great Teachers Do Differently SyllabusJennifer Hair
7252521257Technology & Accessible Instructional MaterialSyllabusRobin Robinson
7322721269Beginning Photoshop for Teachers SyllabusJennifer Hair
7352821250Using Google to Support UDLSyllabusJoanne Najarian
7142721251Blended Learning: An Introduction SyllabusJoanne Najarian
7122321255Using Technology to Help Students Demonstrate Understanding: Did They Really Get it? Web Tools to Help with Formative or Summative AssessmentSyllabusDonna Criswell
7001721256Using Web 2.0 Tools to Motivate and Manage StudentsSyllabusDonna Criswell
7103021261Canva Education for Teachers and StudentsSyllabusCaroline Maloney
7362821276Easy (and FREE!) Online Graphics for Teachers SyllabusJennifer Hair

Special Education

PRDV #CRN #Course NameSyllabusInstructor
7232821259Supporting Your Speech and Language Students SyllabusShannon Call
7412821258 Pragmatic Language CourseSyllabusShannon Call


Course Credit Notes: 

At Framingham State University we report coursework on a per course basis.  Each graduate course that is part of a degree program is four credits and is shown on the student transcript as “1.0”.  Courses that are less than four credits are shown as a portion of “1.0”.  A three credit course is “.75”, a two credit course is “.5” and a one credit course is “.25”. There is a short definition of this method on the reverse side of an official transcript issued by our Registrar’s Office.