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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.
Admission into the graduate education program is open to all applicants who hold at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or a recognized international institution of higher education. The admission decision will be based on the following:
1. A completed application packet, including a one-page, type written personal goals and objectives statement and $50.00 application fee.
2. Two professional recommendations from individuals qualified to evaluate the candidate's academic and practitioner skills.
3. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended. Official transcripts must be sent to the school in sealed, unopened envelopes from the institution.
4. A grade point average of 2.67 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in the major field of study. Under special circumstances, a candidate with an extensive work history or other overriding qualifications may be admitted with a slightly lower GPA.
5. Documentation of successful completion of the appropriate portions of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) and valid teaching license(s).