Program Offerings

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Isenberg's Part-time MBA Program

Fully accredited by the AACSB, the Isenberg MBA is flexible and convenient without sacrificing intellectual challenge and academic rigor. We offer an unparalleled educational experience – superior instruction from expert faculty and an innovative, flexible learning format. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who value community, collaboration, passion and pride. 

The Isenberg MBA offers many different learning opportunities.  Isenberg’s Part-time MBA option offers the best of both worlds – flexible online classes and face-to-face exposure to material, faculty and colleagues. Choose between taking classes online or in-person at one of our satellite campus locations in Massachusetts including the UMass Center at Springfield. With our flexible options, you can take one class online while taking a second class at a satellite location. The choice is yours!

We provide the up-to-date knowledge and skills demanded by today’s complex business environments, delivered with the same innovative curriculum and accomplished faculty as our onsite classes. We value both collaboration and entrepreneurship, and our approach prepares students to work closely with others while developing talents as true leaders. Students have the opportunity to obtain specialized degrees in their focus areas and work with dedicated, approachable faculty and industry leaders.

University of Massachusetts Boston

Addictions Counselor Education Program Certificate

This two-semester Addictions Counselor Education Program Certificate (ACEP) provides treatment professionals — from direct care counselors to program directors — with a focused, skill-building curriculum to promote successful delivery of substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment. ACEP is comprehensive, structured to serve the widest possible audience, and strengthened by the academic community of UMass Boston.

The College of Advancing and Professional Studies of University of Massachusetts Boston offers this program on three separate campus locations, including the UMass Center at Springfield, as well as a distance learning option providing a fully online program.  The UMass Center at Springfield provides the 2-semester certificate program in a combination of night and weekend classes.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

TEACH 180 Days in Springfield Secondary Teacher Education Pathway

The TEACH 180 Days in Springfield Pathway is a one-year, 36-credit pathway leading to a Master’s degree and teacher licensure at the middle or high school level.  It is offered by the UMass Amherst College of Education in partnership with the Springfield, Massachusetts school district. TEACH 180 Days in Springfield combines graduate course work with full time teaching at one of four urban schools in Springfield.

Beginning at the end of August, you will work with urban middle or high school students as a micro-teacher or student teacher. By mid-year, as a clinical teacher, you will become part of a middle school team or high school department. Throughout the academic year, you will learn the skills and competencies needed to be a successful teacher, including:

  • Motivating students
  • Sharing different cultures
  • Planning instruction and designing curriculum
  • Developing professional portfolios
  • Teaching individually and in teams
  • Assessing student learning
  • Building problem-solving techniques
  • Collaborating with other TEACH 180 Days candidates

You will also take graduate classes related to your teaching level, participate in seminar discussions about effective and equitable teaching strategies, and develop a community service “legacy project” that supports student leadership.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cybersecurity Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Information Security (GCIS)  is a unique program. It is an academic sequence of four courses that altogether comprise an official Certificate under the rules of the UMass Amherst Faculty Senate. The four classes are: Internet Law and Policy; Cybersecurity; Information Risk Management; and a Capstone Course.  The program is open to the public. Students do not need to matriculate (or be enrolled) at the UMass Amherst to participate. It is also open to matriculated students. Graduates of the GCIS Program can transfer credits to UMass Amherst (or other institutions) should they matriculate (enroll after acceptance) to the campus.  Once a student completes all four courses successfully, the Certificate is awarded automatically. There are no additional requirements or qualifying examinations for it.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs

As a leader in nursing education for over 60 years, the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst prepares candidates to enter the nursing profession at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels while also developing vital nurse educators and researchers to inform and educate future generations of nursing students.  An extensive faculty with published nursing research, advanced clinical skills, and innovative approaches to teaching engage and challenge students through various modes of learning including state-of-the-art technology.

Foundation courses in the sciences and humanities form the basis of the nursing major, preparing graduates to practice confidently in a wide variety of healthcare settings. The baccalaureate program integrates core knowledge, core competencies, and role development appropriate for the undergraduate level of nursing education. The master’s programs build on baccalaureate competencies to develop clinical specialty roles. Doctoral programs prepare candidates to teach and conduct research in a university setting (PhD) or enter advanced clinical practice (DNP).

The College of Nursing prepares students to assess and meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, families, and communities through clinical placements in such settings as hospitals, extended care facilities, ambulatory care clinics, schools, senior centers, day programs, and correctional facilities across Massachusetts and throughout New England.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University Without Walls

At UMass University Without Walls (UWW) you will work with your own faculty advisor to design an individualized program of study- called a concentration- that meets YOUR educational and professional goals and leads to degree completion.  Build your concentration by choosing from hundreds of online courses offered by over 40 academic departments and taught by experienced UMass Amherst instructors. Or take advantage of blended or on-campus courses.

Online courses are available to support a wide range of high-demand areas of study.  Or you may decide to study something completely different.  The choice is yours.  

 

Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP)

135 PDPs

The Western Massachusetts Writing Project’s 24th annual Invitational Summer Institute will bring together outstanding teachers who work with students in all academic content areas and at all grade levels, pre-K–college. Supported by the WMWP directors and each other, these teachers will spend three weeks immersed in writing, reading, and teacher inquiry, ultimately returning to their schools as WMWP Teacher-Consultants. In this capacity they may contribute to the professional growth of their colleagues; lead workshops and courses in area schools for WMWP; and present their research in local, regional, and national venues. In this way, the Summer Institute represents the first leg in what thousands of National Writing Project teachers around the country have described as a career-transforming journey.