The Consortium's Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) in Worcester provided postsecondary education planning services to approximately 1,500 low-income, first-generation adults clients.
Adult & Continuing Education
- Do you wish you had finished high school?
- Do you want to go to college?
- Do you want to finish a degree you started a while ago?
- Do you want to find programs available in the health professions and life sciences?
- Do you want to find programs in other majors/disciplines?
- Do you want to continue your education?
- Do you want to teach college courses?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, the Colleges of Worcester Consortium offers resources to help you.
Free advising for those who have not attended college
Educational Opportunity Centers (EOCs) in Massachusetts offer free services to low-income people who will be the first generation of their family to go to college. EOC advisors provide information about and assistance with career goal-setting, earning a GED, English language classes (ESOL), selecting a college or training program, filling out the application paperwork, finding financial aid, and locating other academic support services.
The Colleges of Worcester Consortium operates EOCs in Boston, New Bedford, Lynn, Worcester, Springfield and Pittsfield. The Worcester EOC is located at 484 Main Street, Suite 500. This is a great place to learn about college planning and access. Call the office at 508-754-6829 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Graduate & Continuing Education
For information about programs in graduate, continuing and professional education, please visit these sites at our member institutions. Information about graduate degrees can also be found in the Master List of Majors and Degrees.
- Anna Maria College
- Assumption College
- Becker College
- Clark University
- MCPHS University
- Nichols College
- Quinsigamond Community College
- Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
- UMass Medical School
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Worcester State University
Preparing to teach at a college
If you want to teach college-level courses, the Consortium offers a Certificate in College Teaching program. The Certificate program provides formal teaching preparation for graduate students and adjunct and full-time faculty to enhance their college-level teaching. Courses carry graduate credit, are offered throughout the year and may be taken individually or to complete the entire Certificate in College Teaching program.
Tuition Waiver Program
Teachers employed at certain K-12 schools in the city of Worcester may be eligible to have tuition waived when they enroll for a course at Consortium member institutions.