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Core Program Graduate-Level Course


In partnership with Framingham State University, Open Circle offers a 3-credit graduate-level course* 77714: Strategies for Developing Social Competency Skills in Elementary Age School Children. We invite all grade-level teachers currently participating in the Core Program to take advantage of this opportunity. This course will help deepen your thinking about social, emotional and academic learning through various written assignments concurrent with Open Circle training, coaching and implementation. The course provides an opportunity to reflect on and analyze your experience with Open Circle.

*If you are enrolled in a master’s degree program and are planning to apply these credits, please check with your program before you register.

Course Format

This is an online course accessed through Google Classroom. Once registered, you will receive an email with information about how to log in to your Google Classroom account. Your account will enable you to view the syllabus, assignments, and reference materials. Google Classroom is also where you will turn in your completed assignments, receive comments, and view individual assignment grades. We will email you notification of your final grade.

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Who Can Attend

Current year Core Program participants


  • Participation in all Core Program components (in-person and online training and coaching)
  • Implementation of the Open Circle Curriculum
  • Completion of six written assignments - see more information about assignments

Key Dates

 November 15, 2016  Registration deadline
 January 15, 2017  Assignments 1, 2, and 3 due
 April 15, 2017  Assignments 4, 5 and 6 due
 May 1, 2017  Online component of the Core Program training completed
 May 30, 2017  Open Circle emails you your final grade
 June 1, 2017  Framingham State University posts transcripts*

*Access a free, unofficial transcript through myFramingham, or request a $3 official transcript from Framingham State University


$460 per person, payable by check


Print, complete and mail this form to Open Circle: Core Program Graduate-Level Course (PDF) 


Contact Open Circle with questions about course requirements, assignments, or Google Classroom.
Contact Framingham State University Registrar’s Office at (508) 626-4034 with questions about transcripts, credits or final grades.