The School of Education offers courses leading to initial and professional licenses. Recommendation for licensure is contingent on the candidate’s successful completion of all coursework, field and clinical experiences, and the passing of the appropriate Massachusetts tests for Educator Licensure.
The Master of Education or CAGS Degree in Early Childhood Education prepares candidates to teach in Grades Pre-K-2. The program leads to a Massachusetts Initial License.
The Master of Education or CAGS Degree in Elementary Education prepares candidates to teach in Grades 1-6. The program leads to a Massachusetts Initial License.
The Master of Education or CAGS Degree in Middle or Secondary Education prepares candidates to teach in Grades 5-8, 8-12 or 5-12 depending on the field of licensure. The program leads to a Massachusetts Initial License. Content areas are:
The Master of Education or CAGS Degree in Moderate Disabilities Program is designed to prepare candidates to teach Special Education in Grades PreK-8 or 5-12. The program leads to a Massachusetts Initial License.
The Master of Education or CAGS Degree in Reading Specialist Program is designed to prepare candidates to teach Reading at all levels. The core of the reading program trains students to use scientifically based research strategies while in the roles of reading teacher and diagnostician, writing instructor, and literacy leader/coach. The program leads to a Massachusetts Initial License.
This Master of Educational Psychology prepares candidates for the role of School Adjustment Counselor. The program leads to a Massachusetts Initial License.
This Master of Educational Psychology prepares candidates for the role of School Counselor in Grades 5-12. The program leads to a Massachusetts Initial License.
The Master of Education or CAGS Degree in School Leadership is designed for candidates who are preparing for roles in one of the following tracks: Principal/Assistant Principal PreK-8 or 5-12, and Administrator of Special Education (all levels). The program leads to a Massachusetts Initial License.
The Educational Preparation Program offers courses leading to professional licensure for candidates who possess an initial license in the following fields: (1) Early Childhood, (MEd or CAGS); (2) Elementary Education (MEd or CAGS); and (3) Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 (MEd or CAGS).
This 30-credit graduate program is designed for educators with an Initial licensure in early childhood, elementary education, or moderate disabilities (PreK-8) who are seeking Professional Licensure in the same field and at the same level.
Professional Development at AIC offers opportunities for teachers in the following areas: Graduate level courses; Required SPED/Bilingual Workshops for re-licensure; SEI/RETELL Stand Alone courses providing Endorsement, Professional Development Points, and optional Graduate credit; and Graduate credits for in-district and Educational Collaborative sponsored SEI/RETELL Endorsement courses.
Candidates seeking vocational-technical and adult basic education licenses must pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). The tests are designed to help ensure that Massachusetts educators can communicate with students, parents/guardians, and other educators and that they are knowledgeable in the subject matter of the license(s) sought. For test preparation resources, test registration forms, and additional resources please visit mtel.nesinc.com.
Low residency programs are full-time with flexible program delivery allowing students to balance work and life while achieving their academic goals. Classes are delivered in a low residency format, where students attend three required and two optional weekend residencies per year. During residencies, students meet with their faculty and peers on the AIC Springfield campus to attend workshops, hear guest lectures, meet face to face with their mentors, and share ideas among peers.
Low Residency Doctor of Education programs are non-traditional doctoral programs for practitioners in education, educational leadership, counseling, and supervisory roles, who already hold an accredited master’s degree in education, educational administration, psychology, counseling, or a closely aligned field.
The Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision is designed to prepare scholar practitioners to become effective advocates who can successfully operate within the social, cultural, organizational, political, and educational contexts of their institutions and communities.
The Doctor of Education Program in Teaching and Learning is designed to prepare scholar practitioners to function effectively within a chosen educational area such as special education, elementary/middle/secondary school education, adult learning, global or alternative education.
American International College may adjust program delivery format as deemed necessary prior to or during the academic year.
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