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Please note, transfer credits are not accepted for review after a student has started a program or any student who is considered a late start.
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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. The SLPP policy reflects a 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. There will be a longer field experience at the end of the 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 30-33 credits, which include 8-9 courses and a 6-credit culminating experience. There are some exceptions: School Leadership students take 38-43 credits depending on their track (Principal/Assistant Principal: 38-40 credits, Administrator of Special Education: 38-40 credits, Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent: 41-43 credits). 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.
Students in the School Leadership Preparation Program are required to submit passing scores on the Communication and Literacy sections of the MTEL prior to starting the program.
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 Leadership (3 tracks) – As of July 1, 2013, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved American International College to offer the School Leadership Preparation Program for the following tracks:
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