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Professional Development > Graduate Courses
Professional Development is best when it is embedded in the work of teachers in a school or district. French River has a cadre of highly trained and updated instructors who can bring you the latest professional learning topics right to your district or school.
If you want more information on how to offer graduate courses to support your school improvement work, please contact Ricci Hall, Director at: 508-987-0219 Ext. 101 or

Course Receits, PDP Certificates, and (unoffical) Transcripts are available online in your account at:

Grades are now accessible online for both Worcester and Framingham State Universities.
Grade reports are no longer sent automatically to you. You must access grades online from the Worcester State or Framingham State Univertiies websites.

1 credit course (22.5 PDPs): member district staff—$400, non-member district staff—$425;
2 credit course (45 PDPs) member district staff—$625, non-member district staff—$750;
3 credit course (67.5 PDPs) member district staff—$875, non-member district staff—$975.
(Note: Tuition for 3 Credit out-of-district-courses is $975 for member and non-member district staff).   

French River accepts Credit Card or checks for tuition payment
Text/Material Fees: All materials fees are payable to the instructor at the first class. Textbooks should be purchased by the first class session.

Additional Information:
Contact Ricci Hall, Director at: 508-987-0219 Ext. 101 or

Graduate Courses
All courses are three credits unless otherwise stated. 3 college credits equal 67.5 PDPs. The Center, in partnership with the offices of Continuing Education at Framingham and Worcester State Universities, offers elective coursesdesigned for students with baccalaureate degrees and appropriate teaching credentials. These courses are graduate level,developed primarily for professional advancement. They are not part of any degree program. Seek approval of appropriate district or college officials before enrolling in these courses to satisfy any degree, state credential, or local school district requirement.

Withdrawal Policy:
Full refund prior to first class; 80% after first class; no refund thereafter. This policy is consistent with Worcester and Framingham State universities. Withdrawals must be in writing, mailed, emailed or faxed to French River.

100% attendance is expected. Participants cannot receive a grade of A if absent for 6 hours. Participants must consult with instructors to make up for any loss of time in class.

Courses will be cancelled due to low enrollment one week prior to the course start date. Therefore, please do not wait to register after the deadline.
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