Framingham State College
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FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE
Division of Graduate and Continuing Education
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR
Professional development for teachers is an important part of maintaining
the highest educational standards. At this time of educational reform and
changes in the state requirements for teacher licensure, the Division of
Graduate and Continuing Education has been reaching out to partner with
school districts and other educational providers to offer graduate credit for
professional development courses. As of Spring 2003 we have a listing of
almost 200 courses that have been approved for use by our off-site partners.
These courses have been developed by our partners and cover a wide range
of topics that are specifically designed to meet the needs of teachers and
Our program is administered by the Division of Graduate and Continuing
Education at the College and the School/Community Liaison coordinates
the three main components:
1.) Each site must be approved to offer professional development courses
for graduate credit. The College and the site must each sign an agreement
that states the responsibilities of each party.
2.) All courses offered by a site must be approved 30 days prior to the date
of the first class meeting. The Graduate Education Council at FSC grants
approval. A complete syllabus must be electronically submitted and must
conform to the syllabus requirements found on page 3.
3.) All instructors are recommended by the partnering site and must be
approved by the College as adjunct faculty. A candidate must have a
minimum of a Master’s degree and be proficient in the topic they will be
teaching. Professional documents must be submitted prior to approval as
The details of the program are described in the following pages. We look
forward to a future collaboration with your site and hope that our common
goals will benefit the teachers of Massachusetts and the children in their
The process for course approval involves submitting documentation about
proposed courses and instructors to the Division of Graduate and
Continuing Education. Instructors are paid by the off-site location and a
signed agreement is required between the college and the school district or
collaborative offering the course.
If possible all documentation should be submitted in one complete package.
Course instructors must have a minimum of a Master’s degree and two
years of work experience in the area in which they will be presenting. In
order to seek approval as adjunct faculty at Framingham State College,
potential instructors must submit:
A current resume
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Two current letters of recommendation (written within the past three
A complete course syllabus
Documentation must include a detailed course syllabus. One graduate
credit is awarded for a minimum of twelve hours of classroom instruction.
For example, a class that meets weekly for two hours for six weeks qualifies
for one graduate credit; three hours a week for twelve weeks equals three
graduate credits. A maximum of three graduate credits will be awarded to
new courses. When submitting a course for approval for the first time,
specific dates and times for the class must be included.
All new courses are submitted electronically to the Graduate Education
Council for approval. The Council membership includes college graduate
faculty, college administrators and one graduate student representative.
The Council reviews each course for its academic quality and rigor to
ensure that it meets the high standards of a graduate level course at FSC. If
the Graduate Education Council approves a course, no further approval is
needed to offer the same course again. In this case the site can simply
contact the School/Community Liaison with the new dates and times.
If an off-site partner develops a course that is similar to one that has
already received Graduate Education Council approval, the proposed
course may be assigned an existing course number and title. A complete
listing of previously approved courses with descriptions is included in this
The following syllabus guidelines are taken from the Graduate Faculty
Handbook. Please include all topics in your syllabus:
Course information – course number and title, meeting times and
dates, and instructor’s name, telephone number, and e-mail.
Course description – with the exception of the opening lines,
descriptions should be written in complete sentences. The description
should be clear and brief.
Course objectives – clearly state what the student is expected to gain
upon completion of the course.
Course expectations – clearly state your expectations regarding
attendance, class participation, missed exams, and assignment due
Course content/outline – weekly schedule of the topics that will be
covered, homework and all homework assignments due for that week.
Course text and materials – required course text(s) with full
bibliographic citation(s), and other readings required or suggested for
Course Requirements – descriptions of papers, projects, exams,
assignments, and any other requirements to successfully complete the
Grading criteria – be very specific. The grading breakdown should be
shown in percentages
It is expected that those who take the course for graduate credit will
complete more coursework/assignments than those participants who are
just taking the course for Professional Development Points (PDPs). This
fact should be reflected in the syllabus. If an instructor has already been
approved as an adjunct faculty member and develops a new course, it will
not be necessary to resubmit the instructor credentials. A member of the
Division of Graduate and Continuing Education staff may visit the class in
order to maintain a visible and supportive presence to instructors and
Credits earned from Professional Development Courses are not applicable
to a Degree Program offered by Framingham State College. The credits
may be transferred to other college degree programs with their permission.
An official final class list/grade sheet is mailed to the instructor or the
program coordinator when the registration process is complete. Once the
instructor has signed the grade sheet and added a grade for each student
the completed grade sheet should be mailed directly to the NCTA at the
address below within three days of course completion:
Norfolk County Teachers Assoc.
500 North Main Street
Unit B, Second Floor
Randolph, MA 02368
ATTN: Janice Hayes
Grades are only accepted on the official college form and require the
instructor’s original signature. Students who take the course for FSC
credit, the instructor will submit the grades to FSC electronically. Shortly
after receiving the completed grade sheet, the Registrar’s office mails an
official grade report directly to each course participant.
Course Evaluation Forms and Attendance Sheets
NCTA will provide course evaluation forms for each class that is being
taught. These forms must be completed by course participants during the
final class meeting, collected and mailed/sent to NCTA. Usually students fill
these out with the instructor out of the room and a student collects them
and seals them in an envelope to assure anonymity. Evaluation Forms for
both OnSite and OnLine course can be found at: www.myncta.com. You
may develop your own attendance sheets.
A copy of the attendance record should be sent to the School/Community
Liaison along with course evaluations at course completion.
Contact – Gary Gilardi – myncta.@aol.com
Or Janice Hayes – firstname.lastname@example.org
NCTA, 500 North Main Street
Unit B, Second Floor, Randolph MA 02368,
Phone #1-877-986-5628 or Fax # 781-986-5684
SYLLABUS CHECK-OFF LIST
COURSE INFORMATION _____
COURSE DESCRIPTION _____
COURSE OBJECTIVES _____
COURSE CONTENT/OUTLINE _____
COURSE TEXT/MATERIALS ____
PROJECT = 10-20 PAGES with
DOCUMENTED RESEARCH ______
GRADING CRITERIA _____
COURSE COST & HONORARIA
Per Course For COURSE INSTRUCTORS effective July 1, 2009
a. NCTA Credit 3 credits $275.00
b. College Credit 3 credits $425.00
a. must teach a course for two semesters to move to the next step
b. If there are fewer than 16 students in the course, the decision to run
the course will be determined by the Director of Graduate Programs.
HONORARIA (per course)
STEPS 1 2 3 4 5
18 or more students $2,600.00 $2,700.00 $2,800.00 $2,900.00 $3,000.00
16,17 students $2,450.00 $ 2,550.00 $2,650.00 $2,750.00 $2,850.00
Under 16 students = Pay $150.00 per student
Over 30 students = Pay $75.00 per student over 30
"Instructor of a Graduate-level Course or Approved Equivalent for
An instructor of a graduate-level course or approved equivalent is eligible to
receive 45 PDPs per semester hour for the first time the course is taught in a
five-year renewal cycle. Therefore, an instructor of a 3 credit course will
receive 3 X 45 pdp's = 135 pdp’s. It's up to the instructor to be sure he/she
uses only what is allowed.
NORFOLK COUNTY TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
Course Review Committee
1. Instructors will be notified, prior to the start of their course, the course title, number, date,
time, location, and class enrollment. Salary will be according to the honoraria schedule.
2. Instructors teaching On Line Courses will not be allowed to have more than two courses
running at one time and the classes should not exceed 22-25 in number.
3. Instructors will prepare and present at the first class a course syllabus for each student
and a copy will be provided to the NCTA Office to be placed on file. Instructor’s
credentials must also be placed on file in the NCTA Office.
4. Instructors will not charge additional fees for web connectivity.
All new courses must be 3 credit courses (36 Class Hours). Instructors who decide to
teach a new course, one that has not been taught before, from the list of approved FSC
PD courses/numbers, a syllabus will need to be developed and mailed to the NCTA office
email@example.com. preferably via email, and it will be forwarded to Framingham
State College’s Director of Professional Development Programs for approval. The FSC
Director can approve it in less than 10 days. If a totally new course is developed, one
not presently on the FSC PD list, that syllabus will take much longer to gain approval.
The syllabus will need to go before the Colleges Graduate Council. Also, if an instructor
is looking to teach a course someone else in NCTA has taught, even after gaining the
instructor’s approval, a syllabus will still have to be developed and kept on file both at
NCTA and FSC/
1. Courses must meet the requirements of the Department of Education, 36 hours per 3
credits, to be offered. Classes missed due to a holiday must be rescheduled or a cyber
class, extra project or paper be assigned to have the required 36 hours.
2. Instructors must adhere to the course time schedule as mandated by the Department of
3. Students will be required to complete assigned projects, papers, and product based as
defined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Students may register on line through the NCTA website or by
completing a paper application which must be postmarked by
the designated date on the registration. Courses paid by credit
card will not require a paper registration to be sent to the office
– only courses paid by check.
Walk-In registrations will not be taken at the first class of the
course. All registrations must be postmarked by the
registration date deadline.
Instructors will not be involved with allowing students to
register at the first class or any other classes to follow.
Students will be required to register for the NCTA course at the
time of registration and may add the FSC credits by the 2nd class
meeting after which this option will not be available. Students
will not have the option of canceling the FSC credits.
Refunds for a student dropping a course will be based on the
FSC refund policy.
Courses that have been cancelled or are over-subscribed, the
enrollees will be notified by phone, email, and/or letter. Every
attempt will be made to transfer the student to another open
course or they will be refunded according to NCTA’s Refund
Prior to first class - Full refund minus $20.00 Processing Fee
Prior to the second class - 90% refund
Prior to the third class - 50% refund
After the third class - NOs refund