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NOTE! All current state regulations for licensure as a school administrator (leader) have changed as of January 2012 and will go into effect in January, 2014. All presently enrolled school administration students must complete the program by December, 2013 to qualify for licensure under current regulations. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires that all newly approved School Leadership Preparation Programs provide a Waiver Policy to its enrollees. American International College's policy states that no waivers will be granted for any component of the School Leadership Preparation Program. This policy reflects the program structure which is integrated from beginning to end and has content that spirals from one course to the next. Additionally, there are Field Experiences built into the first seven courses which will require no absence or modification from what is written. No waivers are provided nor will any requests for same be allowed in AIC's School Leadership Preparation Program.
AIC's cohort-based Extended Campus Programs are designed to provide an opportunity for working professionals to obtain a Master's Degree or CAGS with Initial or Professional Licensure.
Programs are offered both on the Springfield campus and at off-site locations for the convenience of our students. Most often, extended courses are offered in educational facilities (high schools) where most students work.
Most of the graduate programs consist of 30 credits, which include 8 courses and a 6-credit culminating experience. There are some exceptions: School Administration students in the Principal/Assistant Principal track and SPED Administrator track take one additional course; Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent concentration must take two additional courses. Programs in School Guidance and School Adjustment Counseling are longer.
Applicants for the M.Ed. or CAGS program seeking teacher licensure are required to submit evidence of successful completion of the Communication and Literacy sections of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). Check the MTEL website for complete information: www.mtel.nesinc.org. Students who have not yet taken or passed the MTELS may enter the program as a non-licensure candidate. Non-licensure students may change their status to licensure candidates if they submit passing MTEL scores well before their culminating experience is to begin. All MTELS for the license sought must be passed prior to the practicum.
Our adjunct professors are the embodiment of professor-practitioners. They will provide students with a wonderful mix of scholarship and practicality, as most adjunct professors are employed in the field or related field about which they are instructing you, and they will offer you a balance between theory and applied research in the "real" world.
The Office of Extended Campus Programs (XCP) offers the following graduate programs:
Early Childhood Education
Moderate Disabilities PreK-8; Gr. 5-12
Middle & Secondary Ed. (10 subject areas)
School Adjustment Counseling (on campus only)
School Guidance (on campus only)
School Administration (4 tracks) - The current state-approved ESE program for School Administration expires on June 30, 2013. All students currently enrolled in the School Administration Program must complete the program and be endorsed for licensure by December 31, 2013. AIC is seeking ESE approval for a new leadership preparation licensure program at this time. If and when AIC receives re-approval, an announcement will be made to that effect.
For information or to reserve your seat in the program, please call the Graduate Information Office at 800.540.9749, or email Bernadette Gallegos at email@example.com.
For more information, please call or email us for help. (866) 408-9737, or XCPAdmissions@aic.edu