Earn Graduate Credit for OPEN NH Courses through New England College

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

Winter  2019 Session Course Instructors and Numbers 

Course Title

Graduate Credits

Course Details


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 Bellabona

EC-01 Creating a Language Rich Environment


EC-01 Syllabus


BP-07 Using an Online Professional Learning Community to Support Teacher Leadership Development


BP-07 Syllabus

Misty Crompton

CE-05 Developing Competencies for Standards-Based Instruction


CE-05 Syllabus

Ethel Gaides

CE-10 Game-Based Learning


CE-10 Syllabus

Patricia Moriarty

CE-12 Implementing Digital Learning in Your School or District


CE-12 Syllabus

Cheryl Pinette

Note:  In order to take the graduate credit option with New England College, you must inform your instructor of your intent, and register with New England College before 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.


When will the course grade show up on my transcripts?

Please make sure you complete your registration form, that you let your instructor know you are taking the course for credit, and that you submit your reflection paper soon after the course ends, so that your instructor has enough time to assess your work and calculate your final grade.  

Faculty are asked to submit their grades ten days after the end of the session.  It can take another week or so for your transcript to be updated and reflect the course grade.

In most cases, your grade will be on your transcript within 14 days from the end of the course.  Please do not request your transcript before that time.

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.

Required Technical Skills

In order to promote success in an online community, whether 100% online or hybrid, students must know how to use email and navigate the Internet. Students must be familiar with their computer or device, its programs and operating system, be able to send messages to their instructor, upload attachments, post assignments, communicate with other students, and navigate the course site.  Students should retain and organize copies of all course work on a backup device or cloud storage program.

Academic Dishonesty

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

Plagiarism: According to the Council of Writing Program Administrators, “plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledg­ing its source.”[1] Any of these activities constitutes plagiarism: directly copying and pasting from a source without citation; paraphrasing from a source or sources without citation; turning in a paper, or sections of a paper, known to be written by someone other than the student; unauthorized multiple submissions of the same work in more than one course; and turning in a purchased paper.

[1] Council of Writing Program Administrators. 2003.  Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices.  http://wpacouncil.org/files/wpa-plagiarism-statement.pdf

Misuse or inaccurate citation of sources: It may be possible that a student has carried out a good-faith attempt to acknowledge others’ work, but has failed to do so accurately or fully. This may include citing sources, but not including sufficient information or correct formatting of the citation.  These are largely not considered plagiarism, unless the student repeats the misuse of sources after feedback from the faculty. In case of doubt about how to cite a source, students should ask their instructor.


Plagiarism is a severe event that will lead to penalties that may result in expulsion. Please consult the Academic Integrity Policy in the NEC Catalog for specific information on procedures regarding this policy.

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.

Academic Accommodations

Students who have an Accommodation Plan Letter from the Disability Services Office (DSO), must contact their instructor as soon as possible to provide him or her with the letter and set up accommodations for the course.  The student and instructor will then discuss how to implement the accommodations and address accessibility for the course.  This can be done via email with guidance from the DSO if needed.

Accommodations are designed to provide equal access to the learning environment and instructional materials and do not alter the fundamental and technical requirements of the course.  Accommodations are not retroactive prior to notice and the letters need to be delivered in time for faculty to make accommodation arrangements. Note that instructors are under no obligation to make accommodations for students who do not disclose or notify faculty of a specific accommodation.  In situations where several people are involved in developing accommodations, three weeks’ prior notice will be required. The DSO is available to consult with students and faculty regarding accommodations, access, or other concerns related to disability.

If a student has concerns about access or may have needs related to a disability and has not worked with the DSO, the first step is to contact the DSO for an initial confidential consultation and assessment. The DSO can be reached at 603-428-2302 or via email disabilityservices@nec.edu

For more information on class accommodations, please refer to information on the NEC website at www.nec.edu.disabilty

New England College Online Course Attendance Policy

OPEN NH courses are fully online and delivered asynchronously. There are no face-to-face components or set times that you must log in. You are expected to participate in all course activities.  Not actively and consistently contributing online for the duration of the course will adversely affect your grade. Students are always expected to actively contribute to the discussions and other activities online.  A significant portion of your grade is based upon this and you are personally responsible for the material.


It is the responsibility of each student to understand fully the participation policies and procedures for every course in which the student is enrolled.  New England College respects student’s religious observances.  In an online environment, students are expected to notify their instructors if they are unable to participate fully during the time of the student’s observances.  Making up missed assignments and course contributions is the student’s responsibility.


This course, run through the OPEN NH Moodle learning system, is not correspondence or self-paced.  Students must participate in all content, communications, assignments, discussions, blogs, wikis and other activities throughout the course, adhering to time frames, due dates or deadlines specified.

Expectations for Online Behavior

NEC requires a learning environment where everyone is respected and feel safe to take the risks necessary for learning. All online communication must be respectful and constructive. Students who violate these guidelines will be referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs.  Students must review and adhere to NEC’s Netiquette Guidelines.


In the event a student loses electricity, internet access, or has difficulty accessing learning content, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor via email or phone as soon as possible.

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 (registraroffice@nec.edu) at NEC.

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



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