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Earn Graduate Credit for OPEN NH Courses through New England College

Which OPEN NH courses are currently available for Graduate Credit through NEC?

Fall 2017 Session Course Instructors and Numbers 

Course Title

Graduate Credits

Course Details


AR-01 Arts Integration in the Elementary Classroom


AR-01 Syllabus

Gale Cossette

AS-01   Full STEAM Ahead! Introducing Design Thinking as a Reflective Teaching Strategy through Integration of a Project-based Invention Curriculum


AS-01 Syllabus

Nicole MacMillan

BP-01   Creating and Using Meaningful Rubrics that Assess Student Work


BP-01 Syllabus

Lauren Benson

BP-14   Universal Design:  Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century


BP-14 Syllabus

Gale Cossette

BP-17 Moving to Competency Based Teaching and Learning


BP-17 Syllabus

Katrina Hall

SC-06   Next Generation Science Concepts in Earth Space Science


SC-06 Syllabus

Katrina Hall

SS-05   Teaching American History with Primary Sources and Internet Resources


SS-05 Syllabus

Note:  In order to take the graduate credit option with New England College, you must register prior to the end of the fourth week of the course.


How do you obtain graduate credit for OPEN NH courses?

Prior to and During the OPEN NH Session

1.  Register for the course through OPEN NH.  OPEN NH registration is separate from the registration for graduate credit.  

OPEN NH Course Registration

2.  Register with New England College prior to the end of the fourth week of the course to take the course for graduate credit.

3.  Participate fully and earn a Certificate of Completion for the OPEN NH course, completing all assignments, discussions, and projects with effort and quality.

What do graduate credits cost for OPEN NH courses?

Cost Per Credit


Registration Fee


               Tuition rates and fees are set by New England College and reviewed annually.


NEC Academic Integrity Policy: Graduate Programs

The New England College community embraces an Academic Honor Principle. It consists of honesty, trust, and integrity. Honesty is being true to oneself and others, engendering a culture of trust. Trust builds mutual respect, fostering a disposition of responsibility and civility. Integrity denotes inner strength of character: doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong. Students, Faculty, and Staff accept these values as fundamental guides to our actions, decisions, and behavior.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following infractions:

Plagiarism: Using other people’s ideas, research, opinions, or words and taking credit for it as if it is your own work instead of copied. It is failing to cite quoted and/or paraphrased words or ideas from another person’s work other than the common knowledge or original thinking prepared for the course. Submitting an assignment or sections of an assignment that someone else has written – without giving proper credit - is plagiarism. This includes work from other students, a purchased paper, and text from the internet. The following list describes different ways of plagiarizing. Any of these activities is academically dishonest:

  1. Direct copying and pasting from a source, without citation
  2. Including cited sources in your paper, but not including sufficient information or correct formatting
  3. Copying pieces of a source
  4. Copying a source and then changing some of the words
  5. Using pieces of many different sources to put together a new whole
  6. Submitting a paper – or parts of a paper – that you have submitted for another course
  7. Using more writing from other sources than from the author, even though it is cited

Misrepresentation: Having someone else do coursework, assignments, papers, quizzes and tests.

Facilitation of Academic Dishonesty: Helping someone else cheat. Examples include: supplying questions and/or answers to a quiz or examination, allowing someone to copy your homework, doing homework together without the instructor’s permission, seeking input from others during a take-home or open book test.

Cheating: Deliberate deceptive behavior to avoid work and learning. Examples include, but are not limited to:  

  1. Communicating with others during an exam or quiz
  2. Copying all or part of homework or another’s quiz, exam, or written work
  3. Using notes when you are directed not to by the professor, using electronic equipment to look up answers you don’t know
  4. Making up data for research
  5. Stealing quizzes or exams prior to their administration
  6. Altering or attempting to alter college records
  7. Offering a bribe to college personnel in exchange for special treatment or favors

Because academic dishonesty violates academic integrity, it cannot be condoned at NEC.  

For further explanation on this topic, please refer to the New England College Academic Catalog.

Statement on Fair Practices

New England College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or disability in regard to treatment, access to, or employment in its programs and activities, in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with disabilities needing accommodation should contact the ADA compliance officer.

For further explanation on this topic, please contact the Dean’s Office within the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Expectations for Online Behavior

NEC requires a learning environment in which all people are respected and safe to take the risks necessary for learning. All online communication must be respectful and constructive. Using profanity or textual attributes (e.g. all caps, etc.) designed to belittle class participants is strictly forbidden. Language which indicates positive or negative generalizations about any social and/or political group is also forbidden. Students who violate this policy will be referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs.

At the end of the OPEN NH Course Session 

1.  Your instructor will send you a Certificate of Completion for the course.

2.  Write a paper reflecting on your learning experiences, following the OPEN NH Reflection Paper Guidelines. Guidelines for the Reflection Paper are based on Significant Learning Experiences and are available on the OPEN NH website and in your course.

Significant Learning Reflection Paper Guidelines Use these guidelines to organize your reflection.

Reflection Paper Rubric This rubric will be used to evaluate your reflections your significant learning.

3.  Submit the paper to your OPEN NH Instructor for evaluation within two weeks of the end of the OPEN NH course Session.


Your course instructor will grade your paper, provide a roster with grades of students registered for graduate credit to the Director of the MED and CAGS Program at NEC, who will enter the grade into Banner.  


How do you look up your final grades?


Due to FERPA regulations, NEC needs to have a written request, complete with student signature, in order to send grade or transcript information to a student.  You can receive a copy of your official transcript by completing a Transcript Request Form, available from the Registrar ( at NEC.

Information may be subject to change.  Contact New England College for more information, 603-428-2340.



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