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Introduction

The Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy (PhD in MFT) has a focus on Social Justice applications to marriage and family therapy, and prepares graduates for academic, leadership, supervision, and research careers. There is considerable focus on research training in this doctoral degree, and as a degree in MFT, there is also a clinical training component. In everything we do, we emphasize principles of social justice, and our students learn about ways to apply social justice principles in research, teaching and supervision, and clinical work.

This certificate is offered by AU New England.


 

AUNE’s PhD in MFT has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) since 2010.

Program Overview

AUNE’s PhD in MFT program is a low-residency program, designed to be completed in three years of full-time enrollment, with two years of coursework and practice experience, and one year of dissertation. Face-to-face meetings (residencies) will take place 4 times per year, and will be 3 to 5 days long.  Between residencies, you will be working on class material and applying MFT concepts in clinical and teaching/supervision/leadership advanced practical experiences. Much of the learning will be facilitated online in a flexible format, and there will be weekly professional seminar meetings (group supervision experiences) facilitated online via video and/or voice conferencing. Students are not required to be located in the New England area, only to attend the residencies as scheduled, and still receive the benefits of regular face-to-face contact with instructors and fellow students.

In this program, you will be able to use current clinical or training work positions as learning opportunities in these advanced practical experiences. For students who are located in New England, we have clinical and supervision training opportunities on campus at the Antioch University Couple and Family Therapy Institute, our campus-based training clinic for Master’s and Doctoral students.  For students who are not local, we will assist you in finding suitable locations to get clinical and supervisory/leadership experiences.  Clinical experiences in the program are designed to lead to licensure for those students who are not yet licensed. The PhD may also serve as a qualifying degree for licensure for those whose Master’s degree does not fit licensure requirements.

The PhD in MFT program starts in the Fall semester each year, and students enter as a cohort. We work to build the cohorts as collaborative learning environments, and cohorts move through the program together. Each course in the program has a residency component and an online component, and student learning is evaluated through the successful completion of learning achievements. Students in the program will develop an academic portfolio that includes learning achievements dedicated to clinical theory, research, teaching, supervision and leadership, all with an emphasis on social justice.

Residencies
Residencies are intense gatherings combining seminars, workshops, guest lectures, advising sessions, peer discussions, and student presentations. The first residency in the Fall is a five-day residency (plus travel days) that takes place on the Keene, NH campus, while the other three residencies, in late Nov/Early Dec, in March, and in June, take place over three days (plus one travel day—the three-day residencies will typically start on a Thursday evening and run through Sunday afternoon, and may take place in different locations around the country).

Degree Requirements

Program Length – 86 to 89 Credits
By the conclusion of the advanced practical experience requirements, the student must have spent one year, typically the first year (3 semesters), engaged in supervised clinical practice and one year (year 2 – 3 semesters) engaged in additional practical experience (teaching, consultation, leadership, and/or supervision). Students without a background in MFT will be required to take additional prerequisite coursework.

Note: Advanced practical experience placements may require criminal background checks as well as verification of up-to-date vaccinations.

Additional degree requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of a doctoral dissertation that demonstrates doctoral level scholarship.
  • Satisfactory performance on the Qualifying Examinations at the end of the second academic year.
  • Students must attend residencies in each year of the program and must attend at least 11 overall residencies. The first-year residencies are in the Fall and Spring, with second-year residencies in summer, fall, and spring, and third-year residencies required in summer, with two additional residencies required (one in Fall, and one in Spring or Summer). [Note that the first year includes the Fall and Spring Semesters, while each year after includes Summer, Fall, and Spring.]
  • Full-time students have a maximum of six years from initial enrollment to complete all course requirements, practical experience requirements, and dissertation.

Details of coursework sequence and course descriptions can be found in the AUNE Academic Catalog.

Career Outlook

The mission of the Antioch University New England PhD program in Marriage and Family Therapy is to develop highly competent advanced clinicians in MFT and to develop students who are competent in teaching MFT, in providing clinical supervision in MFT, and in conducting MFT-related research utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. MFT doctoral students will also develop a focus on social justice and human diversity issues across all areas of the curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Antioch University New England PhD program in Marriage and Family Therapy is to develop highly competent advanced clinicians in MFT and to develop students who are competent in teaching MFT, in providing clinical supervision in MFT, and in conducting MFT-related research utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. MFT doctoral students will also develop a focus on social justice and human diversity issues across all areas of the curriculum.

The competency areas and learning outcomes addressed in the MFT program are designed to meet the requirement of COAMFTE accreditation standards, version 12, advanced curriculum areas. Students in the MFT program are also expected to foster a professional identity as marriage and family therapists (including joining AAMFT, the professional organization for couple, marriage, and family therapists).

Competency AreaLearning Outcome
Advanced Clinical Skills in Marriage and Family TherapyStudents will demonstrate advanced understanding of multiple family and couple therapy models
Advanced Relational/Systemic Clinical TheoryStudents will develop a specialized clinical area that is grounded in research and is at an advanced level of intervention and understanding
Relational/Systemic Applications to Contemporary ChallengesStudents will demonstrate the ability to develop relational/systemic innovations across multiple domains
Social Justice ApplicationsStudents will demonstrate competency in social justice approaches to MFT teaching, research, supervision, and practice, demonstrating attention to multiple domains of diversity
Introductory Research Methods Quantitative and QualitativeStudents will demonstrate proficiency in quantitative and qualitative MFT research methods and analysis
Advanced Research Methods and ApplicationsStudents will demonstrate understanding of change research with relationships and will demonstrate application of research methods through grant-writing, publication, and presentation
Marriage and Family Therapy SupervisionStudents will demonstrate competency in MFT supervision
Teaching/Leadership/Consultation in Marriage and Family TherapyStudents will demonstrate competency in teaching, leadership, and/or consultation
Student Achievement Criteria

As a Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) accredited doctoral program, we are required to report a number of student achievement criteria on our website. Learn More

Admissions

Application Deadline
The priority application deadline is January 31 of each year, after which time we begin review of all complete applications until the cohort is full. The MFT PhD program admits a cohort of 5-10 students each year, for the Fall academic term.

Requirements

As a graduate school providing doctoral level education, Antioch University New England assesses an applicant’s academic experience and promise; personal and interpersonal competence; and professional experience and promise. Our aim is to attract a talented, committed student body, marked by personal, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

All doctoral students must maintain a full-time course load. Waiving required courses will be approved only in exceptional situations. Transfer coursework from another accredited doctoral program will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A degree from a MFT master’s program or other clinical master’s program is required.

How to Apply
  1. Complete the online admissions application (includes a non-refundable $50 application fee).
  2. Submit official transcripts in a sealed envelopes from all accredited colleges and universities attended.
  3. Résumé
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Work Sample
  6. Three Letters of Recommendation – Signed across the seal of the envelope
  7. If applicant’s master’s degree is pending, we request a letter from the registrar with the anticipated date of graduation.

Admissions applications materials should be mailed to:

Office of Doctoral Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516

Interview

An interview with an Admissions Committee is required. Only those applicants who are judged to be an excellent fit with the educational goals of the program on the basis of their completed application materials will be invited for an interview. Interviews will take place between the end of February and the middle of March.

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are made by a Doctoral Admissions Committee composed of faculty and admissions counselors. All completed applicant files will be evaluated, and the most suitable applicants will be invited for interviews. Applicants will be notified of the final admissions decision in April. We cannot give applicants specific feedback about their admissions decisions. All candidates who are accepted to the program must confirm their decision to enroll by submitting a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to hold their place.

International Students

International students must submit certified evidence of financial support for their educational and living expenses while at Antioch University New England. Applicants must request from the Office of Admissions the proper form for submitting this certified information. (This information is required in order to complete the I-20 paperwork for obtaining an F-1 student visa.)
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Tuition & Financial Aid

A Doctoral education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.

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Student Achievement Criteria

As a Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) accredited doctoral program, we are required to report a number of student achievement criteria on our website.
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Social Justice Focus

Social justice informs our thinking about training in the PhD program. We see social justice in Marriage and Family Therapy education as involving the following key concepts:

  • Social justice implies an explicit action orientation.
  • Social justice involves understanding diversity of people and families:
    • Diversity includes ability, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and country of origin, age, social class, religion, and gender (that is, systems that affect individual and family access to power and resources). Particular focus is on underserved and high-risk families.
    • Diversity also includes diverse family structures, including extended kinship networks, gay and lesbian families, step-families, etc.
  • Social justice has policy implications-therapists working from a social justice perspective work to effect supportive family policy that recognizes diversity and improves resiliency, and have a responsibility to participate in social and political systems affecting families.
    • Social justice involves recognizing that social and legal systems affect people we work with
    • Social justice researchers have a responsibility to do socially informed research, which is sensitive to diversity.
    • Social justice clinical practice is focused on helping diverse families and contributes to the positive development of these families and their communities.

Statement on Diversity

Diversity is defined in terms of differences between groups of people with respect to structural disadvantage and systemic marginalization. These differences are related to such factors as gender, sexual identity, social class, ethnicity, race, religion, spirituality, age, health/ability, immigrant status, etc.

“To foster socially proficient couples and family therapists, we integrate all courses and clinical work with themes of social justice and diversity.  One of our program’s top priorities is training diverse therapists here, who will become agents of change within their own communities.” Dr. Lucille Byno, Director, MFT Program

Diversity at Antioch University

Antioch University as a system is committed to issues of social justice and diversity. To this end, we work to support diversity in as many ways as we can within the program. However, Antioch University New England is located in an area with very little racial diversity (New Hampshire is 94% White and Keene is nearly 95% White). As a result, our faculty, supervisors, and students largely represent the area demographics in terms of racial diversity. However, because our clinical sites are located all over New England, many of our students work with families from a wide range of socio-economic statuses and religious backgrounds, and in some of the urban areas, immigrant groups.

Our department faculty includes White women and men who are heterosexual, lesbian, disabled, and multi-generational.

Our adjunct faculty and field supervisors are fairly evenly split in terms of gender and are mostly White, with one or two Latino and African American supervisors, depending upon the yearly distribution of clinical sites.

Our student body in the master’s program is predominantly female (about 85%) and mostly White at this time, but again it reflects a diversity of socio-economic backgrounds, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations. One aspect of diversity in our student population is age diversity, which has run from 22 to 68 years old. Our doctoral program student body tends to be very diverse and includes African American, Vietnamese American, Iranian American, Korean, and Turkish students.

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Introduction

Substance abuse and addiction are unfortunately common problems in today’s society. Fortunately, with increased awareness of these pressing issues, more individuals are seeking help to overcome the mental hurdles needed to revert back to a healthy lifestyle. This Clinical Mental Health concentration is not only beneficial to your career, it will make a direct and immediate impact on the individuals, families, and communities affected by substance abuse. Become a highly specialized counselor and help those affected by substance abuse live healthier, happier lives.

This degree is offered by AU New England


 

Program Overview

In the Substance Abuse Counseling concentration, the first two semesters of your 60-credit program will be the same as the basic Clinical Mental Health Counseling track. During the next three semesters, you will complete specific coursework in substance abuse/addictions counseling. Students in this concentration must also complete an internship in a substance abuse or addictions-focused setting and participate in a supervision group oriented to substance abuse and addictions counseling. The wide variety of placements for students may include: high school student assistance programs, residential placements, in-patient addictions units, community mental health centers, and prisons.

Graduates will meet the academic requirements for licensure as clinical mental health counselors in most states, as well as the academic requirements for certification and licensure as alcohol and drug counselors in most states which have such certification or licensure.

Degree Requirements

Course Sequence:

Fall Semester I

  • Fundamentals
  • Group Approaches to Counseling
  • Professional Orientation & Ethics (online)

Spring Semester I

  • Assessment
  • Counseling Theories
  • Career and Lifestyle
  • Human Development (online)

Summer Semester I

  • Social & Cultural Diversity (online)
  • Psychopharmacology (online)
  • Elective

Fall Semester II

  • Family Counseling for Addiction
  • Integrative Approaches to Addiction
  • Psychopathology (online)
  • Practicum in CMHC (100 hrs. in field minimum)

Spring Semester II

  • Crisis & Trauma Counseling
  • Issues in Addiction and Recovering
  • Research & Evaluation (online)
  • Internship I in CMHC (300 hrs. minimum in field)

Fall Semester III

  • Internship II in CMHC (300 hrs. minimum in field)

Spring Semester III

  • Internship III in CMHC (300 hrs. in field or hours needed to complete state licensure requirements)

 

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Introduction

According to the American Counseling Association (ACA) professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals (ACA, 2018). Students who are preparing to specialize as clinical mental health counselors will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the context of clinical mental health counseling.

This degree is offered by AU New England


 

Mission of the CMHC Program

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program fosters the development of professional identity by encouraging an active, thorough, and continuing examination of the development of one’s self in the role of a professional counselor (self-in-role). The program prepares professional counselors to work in a multicultural global community with individuals, groups, and social systems, to promote mental health and well-being.

Program Overview

This CACREP-accredited counselor education program, with a specialty area in clinical mental health counseling, trains students in eight (8) core areas: professional counseling orientation and ethical practice, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, counseling and helping relationships, group counseling and group work, assessment and testing, and research and program evaluation.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program is part of the Department of Applied Psychology (AP) at Antioch University New England (AUNE) in Keene, NH. The CMHC Program is offered at two sites: Keene Campus and Online Campus.

Degree Requirements

Program Length

The CMHC Program is designed to be a full-time program, with students entering in the spring, summer, or fall semester. The CMHC Program typically takes students three (3) years to complete if attending full-time. Students who desire a part-time student status can anticipate approximately four to five (4-5) years to complete the program.

Requirements

Total credit hours = 60

  • Core Courses  (13 courses @ 3 credits = 39 credits)
  • Practicum & Internships (4 semesters @ 3 credits = 12 credits; Practicum min.100 hrs; Internship 900 hrs)
  • Electives (Choose 3 courses @ 3 credits = 9 credits)
    Students have the opportunity to take elective courses in the following areas: Trauma, Military Counseling, and Substance Abuse/Addiction.
Course Offerings

Antioch’s CMHC Program is offered at two sites, Keene Campus (in NH) and Online Campus. The Keene Campus has courses that are both face-to-face and online; the Online Campus includes online courses, that are both asynchronous and synchronous. Students who enroll in the Online Campus participate in two (2) separate week-long face-to-face residencies. Online courses are offered using Sakai and Engage.

Required Courses

  • PYG 6030 Group Approaches to Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)
  • PY 5900 Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction (3 credits)
  • PYD 6010.NE Professional Orientation & Ethics (3 credits)
  • PYI 5140 Assessment: Principles and Methods (3 credits)
  • PYI 5540 Counseling Theories: Models & Approaches (3 credits)
  • PY 6120 Issues in Addictions Recovery (3 credits)
  • PYB 5260.NE Human Development: Lifespan and Systems Perspectives (3 credits)
  • PYB 6060.NE Social Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • PY 6420 Foundational Theories of MFT (3 credits)
  • PYB 5500 Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Assessment (3 credits)
  • PYI 5520 Career & Lifestyle Counseling (3 credits)
  • PYB 5900 Research & Evaluation for Counseling & Therapy (3 credits)
  • PYC 6751 Crisis Counseling Interventions (3 credits)
  • PYP 6960A CMHC Practicum – total of 100 hours (3 credits)
  • PY 6990 CMHC Internship – total of 900 hours (Each semester is 3 credits; 9 credits total)

Elective Courses (3 courses are required)

  • PYC 6820 Special Issues with Military Families (3 credits)
  • PYC 6660 Family Counseling Approaches to Addictions (3 credits)
  • PY 5321 Counseling Approaches to Trauma, Grief, and Loss (3 credits)
  • PYC 6810 Military Culture & Language (3 credits)
  • PY 5630 Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
  • PY 5330 Trauma and Resiliency: Body, Mind, and Brain (3 credits)
  • PYI 5180 Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (3 credits)
  • PYC 6800 Military Deployment Cycles (3 credits)
  • PYC 6260 Integrative Approaches to Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
  • PYC 6101 Creative Approaches for Trauma-Informed Practice (3 credits)
  • PY 6130 Process Addictions (3 credits)Credit total for required courses: 9 credits

Program Total: Credits 60

Practicum and Internships

Practicum introduces you to work in the field with a minimum of 100 hours of service at a clinical site, including a minimum of 40 hours working directly with clients. You learn the policy of the agency and the roles of the mental health counselor. You spend approximately 20-hours a week in practicum for at least one semester. Before beginning, practicum students must pass a candidacy review assessing their readiness to begin supervised fieldwork.

Following practicum, there are three internship semesters. These may continue at the same site as the practicum or take place at a new site. You spend approximately 20 hours a week at your clinical site and provide approximately 300 hours of service each semester, with a minimum of 120 hours of direct service to clients during each of these internship semesters. State requirements for pre-degree internship hours vary. Review your state requirements for more information.

There are many possible positions at community agencies, residential facilities, college counseling centers, and city/state social service agencies. The Director of Field Experience, as well as the Clinical Training Coordinator, will assist you in the process of matching your interests with potential sites in the community. Students are responsible for securing their own internship and for transportation to and from the site.

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Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a strong need for mental health counselors. Counseling is projected as one of the faster growing mental health professions — increasing over the next 7-10 years.

Graduates of the CMHC Program will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to function as a professional clinical mental health counselor. They will be prepared for employment in a variety of settings and able to meet certification and licensure standards as mental health counselors, through education in a CACREP accredited program.

Program Objectives (also referred to as Learning Outcomes)

  • Ethical Practice: Students will demonstrate principles and standards of professional ethics in counseling and ethical decision-making informed by social justice.
  • Social And Cultural Diversity: Identify strategies needed to address institutional and social barriers that impede access, equity, well-being, and success for clients.
  • Human Growth and Development: Students will demonstrate knowledge of lifespan development and the capacity to integrate knowledge of developmental theory into practice.
  • Career Development: Identify career development strategies that incorporate a focus on social justice and advocacy.
  • Counseling and Helping Relationships: Demonstrate an understanding of theories of counseling and development of case conceptualizations and treatment plans that are underpinned by social justice
  • Group Counseling and Group Work: Integrate into their practice of MHC the awareness of the influence of social and cultural contexts on groups
  • Assessment and Testing: Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of different types of assessments, the selection and use of assessment tools, client assessment and diagnosis, trauma assessment, and the assessment of self-inflicted harm and danger to others.
  • Research and Program Evaluation: Demonstrate and apply their professional identity as a clinical mental health counselor through an individual philosophy of practice grounded in critical analysis and research and interpretation.
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialty Area: Clinical Mental Health Counseling students will demonstrate an understanding of foundational knowledge, demonstration of competence in clinical mental health practice, knowledge of social justice issues, and a focus on wellness.
  • Professional Dispositions: From admission through exit, students will demonstrate the attitudes, characteristics, and behaviors defined by the program as characteristic of exemplar counseling professionals.

 

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Licensure

Graduates of the CMHC Program may apply for professional credentials recognizing their level of training and experience. Credentials may be granted by national professional boards/organizations or by state regulatory boards.

The CMHC Program recognizes the importance of licensure and certification for professional practice. The legislature in each state establishes the criteria for licensure and an appointed board determines if an individual’s education and experience meet their standards. The AP Department has designed its programs to be consistent with the standards of the representative professional organizations. Individual states, many of which base their legislation on professional organization’s standards, vary as to specific coursework, number of hours of supervised practice, supervisor qualification, and other required criteria. While the department offers coursework and internships that allow students to put together a licensable portfolio, it cannot guarantee licensure. Students with any negative results on a criminal background check should inquire with the state board in advance to determine if the results of their background will hinder their ability to become licensed in their state.

As graduates of a CACREP accredited program, students are eligible to obtain full certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) upon graduation after passing the National Counselor Exam offered in April of their final year and completing the required applications. See the NBCC website for information on this process. Graduates self-reported pass rate on the NBCC exam is 80%.

Students will learn about the steps to licensure for the state in which they plan to pursue licensure in the Professional Orientation and Ethics course, however, students are responsible for knowing the expectations of the state in which they plan to apply. Students should actively consult their state’s counseling board for the most recent information about professional licensure. Faculty are available to consult with students and the following websites are helpful when navigating the licensure process:

National Board of Certified Counselors

American Counseling Association

American Mental Health Counseling Association

American Association of State Counseling Boards

To locate contact information, available licenses, and required examinations per State, visit the NBCC’s State Board Directory: http://www.nbcc.org/Search/StateBoardDirectory.

For information on individual state requirements, see the NBCC State Licensure page

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Engaged Scholarship for Working Professionals

Our doctoral program is founded on the conviction that theory and practice go hand-in-hand and that our most essential research questions arise from integrating professional experiences and scholarship. Approach your research with a multidisciplinary perspective, integrating science, policy, humanities, education, and service to pursue sustainable solutions to pressing local, national and international environmental challenges.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

Program Overview

In this program, you’ll engage in coursework and seminars with a diverse and supportive group of students and faculty whose experience and wide-ranging interests will augment your own. Specialize in the research area for which you have a passion and apply the theories and methods best suited to your research interests.

Study with faculty who bridge disciplinary and methodological boundaries, who model the integration of scholarship and practice, who emphasize the role of service, and who are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally.

Environmental Studies integrates a wide range of concepts and ideas and embraces multiple methodological approaches to understanding and solving critical and emerging environmental challenges. The current areas of research interest and expertise among ES PhD students and faculty overlap significantly and intentionally, and indicate the richness of content, dialog, scholarship, and practice in our program.

The following illustrate the research areas of our students and faculty:

  • Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Decision-Making, Policy, and Governance
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental and Social Justice
  • Environmental, Sustainability, and Science Education
  • Food and the Environment
  • Resilience, Climate and Environmental Change

Cohort-Based Doctoral Program Delivery

The doctoral program in Environmental Studies is a 69-credit program that can be completed in 4-5 years.

Environmental studies doctoral students complete four phases of the program with their cohorts. Each phase spans approximately a year. In the first two phases, students are required to attend classes for an 8-day summer intensive during the first two years of the program. They are also required to attend classes on campus four weekends (Friday – Sunday) during the fall semester and four weekends during the spring semester of the first phase of the program; three weekends in the fall and three in the spring of the second phase; and two weekends each fall and spring semester in the third and fourth phases of the program. These doctoral weekends typically fall on the first or second weekend of each month.

The cohort model offers exposure to classmates’ research, sparking collaboration and innovation. Students and faculty remain engaged in each other’s work via online communication tools, which enables pathways for resources, support and critique that often results in lifelong bonds of friendship and collegiality.

Doctoral Curriculum

The program also requires weekly online work to supplement class time on campus. Students have a maximum limit of ten years from the date of entry to complete all degree requirements, including the dissertation, and 69 semester-hour credits beyond a Master’s. Students must complete the Candidacy Exam and successfully defend their Dissertation Proposal before admission to the Dissertation Phase. All of the courses described are required courses unless otherwise indicated. Required courses are listed under each competency area:

Phase 1 - Foundation Courses (18 credits)

The initial phase of AUNE’s doctoral program in environmental studies instills the foundations of interdisciplinary environmental studies and scholarship through intensive, integrative, theoretically oriented courses. Topics include research design, ecological thought, applied ecological analysis, global environmental change, political economy and sustainability, and environmental history.

  • Summer Semester: 8 day intensive
  • Fall Semester: 4 weekends
  • Spring Semester: 4 weekends

Required courses:

  • Introduction to Research Design
  • Ecological Thought
  • Comparative Ecological Analysis
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Political Economy and Sustainability
  • Environmental History

Phase 2 - Research Strategies and Learning Domains (24 credits)

The program’s second phase includes a series of seminars about scientific research where students focus on methodologies, literature, and theoretical frameworks to guide their research interests. They discuss their work with leading scholars and writers and learn how others frame and execute their research. Students also design and complete four individual “learning domain” courses, each with an individual mentor, that allows them to focus and deepen their knowledge and research skills in their specific area of future dissertation research.

  • Summer Semester: 8-day intensive
  • Fall Semester: 3 weekends
  • Spring Semester: 3 weekends

Required courses:

  • Research Strategy – Quantitative: Theory, Method, and Design
  • Research Strategy – Qualitative: Theory, Method, and Design
  • Doctoral Learning Domain
  • Individualized Learning Contract, to be selected from:
    • Approved Antioch graduate courses
    • Doctoral Learning Domain Projects (independent studies, formal courses)
    • Reading Seminars

Phase 3 – Candidacy (9 credits)

During the candidacy phase (or the dissertation phase), students complete a service learning seminar and project related to their academic goals. This phase also focuses on preparation to pass a qualifying exam in the form of writing an integrated essay about their area of research interests and completion of their dissertation proposals. The timing and sequence of the candidacy phase will vary for each student depending on her or his own pace.

  • Summer Semester: 8-day intensive (optional)
  • Fall Semester: 2 weekends
  • Spring Semester: 2 weekends

Required courses:

  • Doctoral Qualifying Exam
  • Dissertation Proposal Seminar *
  • Service Learning Seminar*

* May be taken the previous year in the program with permission of advisor and instructor.

Phase 4 – The Dissertation Process (18 credits)

During the fourth and final phase of the program, students participate in seminars designed to support all aspects of the dissertation process. They design and conduct original research and analyses that have direct social, environmental, political, and educational impacts. Finally, they write their doctoral dissertation.

  • Summer Semester: 8-day intensive (optional)
  • Fall Semester: 2 weekends
  • Spring Semester: 2 weekends

Required courses:

  • Service Learning Project *
  • Dissertation Seminar
  • Doctoral Dissertation

* May be taken the previous year in the program with permission of advisor and instructor.


Backgrounds, Goals, and Outcomes

Students who pursue AUNE’s PhD in Environmental Studies are united by the desire to research and move forward crucial environmental issues. They have diverse academic, professional, and personal experiences that add value to the comprehensive curriculum. Our students’ and graduates’ backgrounds include:

  • Academic and Research Positions. Field biologists and conservation biologists who enter this program typically have extensive practical experience and have worked for state, federal, nonprofit, and non-governmental organizations in the US and abroad. They frequently seek positions in academic settings or research institutions after earning their PhD.
  • Advanced Environmental Scholarship and Research. Environmentalists with significant work experience pursue this program to grow both academically and professionally. They are reflective practitioners interested in furthering their scholarship and research.
  • Career Advancement. Educators, college faculty without a doctorate, independent scholars, education and policy consultants, journalists, naturalists, conservation biologists, environmental educators, and recent graduates of master’s level ecology and environmental studies programs earn their PhD in Environmental Studies from AUNE to advance their chosen careers.
  • New Approaches. Independent scholars, outdoor or adventure educators, therapists, social workers, writers, and artists interested in the psycho-spiritual aspects of environmental studies pursue this program to develop new approaches to learning, teaching, healing, and organizational change.

Admissions

Application Deadline

Antioch University New England processes applications for most programs on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. All application materials should be received in Admissions by the dates listed below. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Department.

Environmental Studies PhD: March 1 (for summer entry)

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
  3. Three letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants
  5. Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
  6. Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.

Official transcripts should be emailed to admissions.ane@antioch.edu or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

Criteria

As a graduate school providing doctoral level education, Antioch University New England assesses each applicant’s academic experience and promise, personal and interpersonal competence, and professional experience and promise. Our aim is to attract a talented, committed student body, marked by professional, ethnic, and cultural diversity.

All doctoral students must maintain a full-time course load. Waiving required courses will be approved only in exceptional situations. Transfer coursework from another accredited doctoral program will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements
  • A Master’s degree either in an environmentally related field or in a field that has prepared the applicant to undertake research required in the PhD program.
  • In extraordinary circumstances, when the applicant can demonstrate significant life or professional experience, any of the aforementioned requirements may be waived by the Doctoral Admissions Committee.
  • The Department of Environmental Studies does not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and invite you to demonstrate your academic potential in a variety of ways.
Portfolio

The Doctoral Program in Environmental Studies requires an application portfolio which must be received by application deadline.

The application portfolio includes seven documents:

  • Application, which provides the most recent information about your education, professional experience, references, and other personal data.
  • Transcripts from each college or university attended, indicating courses taken and degrees earned. Both undergraduate and graduate school transcripts must arrive at the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope or sent via secure transcripts email service.
  • Three letters of reference. These references should be from persons who are or have been in a position to evaluate your work. Your recommenders can submit their letter electronically using the online application or send a signed, sealed copy directly to Admissions.
  • Resumé
  • Personal statement
  • Academic Plan. Prepare a narrative outline of your academic interests, including the principal areas of study, the seminal literature you may read, and some research ideas that flow from these interests. Briefly describe your initial ideas regarding the doctoral dissertation. We understand that these are initial ideas that will be revised throughout your program.
  • Work sample. This should be one piece of professional or academic work that you think is representative of your finest efforts. It might be a published essay or a chapter of a book, a curriculum, a grant proposal, a business plan, a strategic plan, a newsletter, or other types of documents. The submitted document should not exceed fifteen pages in length. If your document is longer, please excerpt the most relevant section.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

A Doctoral education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.

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    Additional Info

    ES Doctoral Weekend Intensives

    Spring 2018

    • Jan. 26, 27, 28 (Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4)
    • Feb 23, 24 , 25 (Phase 1 only)
    • March 23, 24,25 (Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4)
    • April 20, 21,22 (Phases 1 and 2)
    • June 5-22 (Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4)

    Upcoming Events

    Jan 24

    Environmental Studies MS Visiting Day, January 24

    January 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Jan 25

    Environmental Studies PhD Visiting Day, January 25

    January 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Introduction

    Our Sustainable Business Certificate is a credited certificate for people interested in integrating sustainability practices into their businesses and nonprofits. It introduces the concepts of sustainability in a systems approach for students who want to learn how to apply sustainability to finance, human resources, and organizational development. Guide your business towards sustainable practices to foster a cleaner and healthier future for generations to come.

    New England is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort. Please check back in Spring 2019 for new Management certificate offerings.

    We invite you to explore our Leadership, Management, and Business programs across the University.


     

    Program Overview

    The certificate is ideal for people who have been asked to lead a sustainability initiative, integrate sustainability into a business, or be accountable for sustainability initiatives. For individuals new to sustainability, it’s the perfect program through which to obtain a solid understanding of triple-bottom-line thinking and sustainable operations. This program is also well-suited to small- to mid-size business entrepreneurs who want to integrate best practices for sustainability into their strategic planning and operations.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length

    The program is designed to be completed in 2-3 semesters.

    Requirements

    Students complete three required courses and one elective from the MBA in Sustainability curriculum. The courses are offered during the MBA in Sustainability’s weekend program (four weekends per semester).

    Required courses:

    • Principles of Sustainable Systems
    • Financial Management Fundamentals
    • Teamwork & Diversity OR Developing People & Performance

    Options for Electives:

    • Earth Systems & Climate Change
    • Ecological Economics, Public Policy & Social Change
    • Sustainable Finance for Positive Impact
    • Operations & Value Chain Management
    • Leadership, Ethics & Change

    Career Outlook

    Students who complete this certificate work in a variety of fields including environmental consulting, human services, education, and nonprofit development.

    Learning Outcomes

    The Certificate in Sustainable Business has established learning outcomes that outline the goals of our program. When you earn your certificate, you can expect to have competency in all of the following areas:

    • Evaluate, synthesize and apply the foundational concepts of the evolving sustainability paradigm.
    • Implement integrated strategies to strengthen the financial sustainability of organizations.
    • In collaboration with others, develop an organizational culture and implement practices that support both human well-being and successful performance at individual, team, unit, and organizational levels.
    • Advocate for wise use of earth resources and develop organizational strategies that balance the needs of ecological, economic, and social systems on a local and global scale.
    • Develop and master analytical, strategic, and collaborative decision-making skills in order to successfully communicate sustainability within multiple systems.
    • Develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills to become a more effective, resilient, self-aware leader.
    • Apply change theory and leadership theory in guiding organizations towards a sustainable multiple bottom line.
    • Synthesize and apply knowledge, metrics, and skills to promote sustainability systems.

    Admissions

    New England is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort. Please check back in Spring 2019 for new Management certificate offerings.

    We invite you to explore our Leadership, Management, and Business programs across the University.

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    A college education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.

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    MBA Focused on Real World Challenges

    Do you want to make your organization more effective, efficient, and sustainable? Our MBA in Sustainability will teach you the business and leadership skills needed to manage complex and changing organizational environments. Achieve your economic objectives while addressing the needs of the employees, communities and the environment.

    AU New England is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort. Please check back in Spring 2019 for a re-imagined MBA.

    We invite you to explore our MBA degrees at our Santa Barbara and Midwest campuses.


     

    Program Overview

    Businesses are increasingly aware of their ecological and social impact. They want managers and leaders who can effectively and strategically plan and implement initiatives that balance economic, environmental, and human sustainability, without compromising communities or the planet for future generations. As a graduate of our program, you’ll be prepared to navigate the dynamics of sustainability at the team, organizational, regional, and global levels.

    Since 2007, our “Green MBA” has offered a fully integrated curriculum. Competency in sustainability methods, systems thinking, leadership, and collaboration is developed throughout the program.

    An MBA for working adults
    Our two-year, weekend program is structured to balance rigorous study with busy professional and personal schedules. On-site classes are scheduled four weekends per semester, with online and group coursework between meetings.

    The Antioch difference
    Hands-on application of business skills is central to the MBA in Sustainability curriculum. You won’t find lecture halls and written tests here. Student projects are focused on real-world challenges. Classwork includes consulting projects to help local, regional, and national businesses solve sustainability challenges and present finding and recommendations to clients. Students participate in local and regional field experiences to observe and network with leading sustainable businesses and nonprofits to test theoretical understanding.

    At Antioch, you’ll join an active and supportive learning community of faculty members, other MBA students, and alumni who stay connected after graduation, sharing their expertise and stories from the field, while helping students build stronger professional networks.

    AUNE’s experience-based MBA in Sustainability enables students to implement an integrated approach to sustainability so that organizations, communities, and the earth we share thrive now and into the future. Students develop competence in the three interrelated core areas:

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length

    Our 36-credit MBA in Sustainability is a 2-year weekend program.

    Requirements

    Students develop competency in three interrelated core areas: sustainability & systems thinking, business fundamentals, and leadership & change. Courses are intentionally designed, sequenced and delivered across an integrated curriculum.

    • Sustainability & Systems Thinking:
      • Principles of Sustainable Systems
      • Earth Systems & Climate Change
      • Ecological Economics, Public Policy & Social Change
    • Business Fundamentals:
      • Financial Management Fundamentals
      • Sustainable Finance for Positive Impact
      • Operations & Value Chain Management
      • Marketing & Communication Strategy
    • Leadership & Change:
      • Teamwork & Diversity
      • Developing People & Performance
      • Leadership, Ethics & Change
    • Capstone Courses:
      • Strategy, Innovation & Resilience
      • Practicum

    Course Descriptions

    Career Outlook

    Students who complete this program pursue careers in a variety of fields, including consulting, manufacturing, social services, finance, renewable energy, agriculture, government, and healthcare.

    Career options associated with an MBA in sustainability include sustainability consulting and auditing, environmental management, marketing, leadership and management, CSR reporting, socially responsible investing (SRI), community and economic development finance, project management, risk management, and more. Our graduates have gone on to become executive directors, entrepreneurs, consultants, educators, facilities directors, marketing directors, sustainable investment analysts, technical advisors, and more.

    Learning Outcomes

    The MBA in Sustainability has established learning outcomes that outline the goals of our program. As a graduate of our program you can expect to have competency in the following areas:

    • Evaluate, synthesize and apply the foundational concepts of the evolving sustainability paradigm.
    • Implement integrated strategies to strengthen the financial sustainability of organizations.
    • In collaboration with others, develop an organizational culture and implement practices that support both human well-being and successful performance at individual, team, unit, and organizational levels.
    • Advocate for wise use of earth resources and develop organizational strategies that balance the needs of ecological, economic, and social systems on a local and global scale.
    • Develop and master analytical, strategic, and collaborative decision-making skills in order to successfully communicate sustainability within multiple systems.
    • Develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills to become a more effective, resilient, self-aware leader.
    • Apply change theory and leadership theory in guiding organizations towards a sustainable multiple bottom line.
    • Synthesize and apply knowledge, metrics, and skills to promote sustainability systems.

    Admissions

    AU New England is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort. Please check back in Spring 2019 for a re-imagined MBA.

    We invite you to explore our MBA degrees at our Santa Barbara and Midwest campuses.

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    A college education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.

    Tuition & Fees

    Financial Aid

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    Introduction

    Technology and education increasingly have become integrated. In the modern classroom, both magnify and support each other. Libraries have also become more than a place for books and studying. In a technological world, they serve as the hub of curiosity, innovation, and inspiration. Regardless of your familiarity with technology, this certification will ensure you understand all of the ways new advancements can be brought to your community’s classrooms and libraries to enhance the learning experience. Design a powerful learning experience by combining information, technology, and your education expertise for the greater good of your school community.

    These certificates are offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    This program will allow you to add a Library Media Specialist or an Educational Technology Integrator Certification (or both!) to your existing teaching credential.  With only one on-campus course, you can complete this additional certification almost totally online.

    In our Educational Technology Integrator Specialist (EdTech) certificate program, you’ll explore the ways that pedagogy and technology support and magnify one another. That’s because quality educational technology integration is 30% technology and 70% pedagogy. Whether you consider yourself a tech guru or a tech newbie, we can help you make sure that technology is working for you and your students, instead of the other way around.

    The Library Media Specialist (LMS) certification only program at Antioch University New England (AUNE) reflects our Critical Skills Classroom model and our long-held belief that the developmental and learning needs of children are at the heart of educational endeavors and that schools should be structured and run in a humanistic and democratic manner in order to serve these students. The LMS serves as “master educator,” prepared to combine information, pedagogy, and technology to design powerful learning experiences for the school community.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length

    Ed Tech Integrator certificate:

    • Start in January or May
    • Five-semester, 18-credit degree program
    • One summer course on campus at AUNE
    • Five online classes with a focus on educational technology
    • Complete the requirements for a New Hampshire Educational Technology Integrator Specialist certification

    Library Media Specialist Certification:

    • Begins in January or May
    • Five-semester, 22-credit program
    • Courses on campus for one week in July
    • Online courses during the fall and spring
    • Two, one-credit internships in your community or school
    Courses

    Online Courses:

    • Tech Tools for All Learners
    • Educational Advocacy and Leadership
    • Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    • Instructional Design
    • Principles of STEM
    • Selection for Collections: Selecting Children’s and Young Adult Library Material (only required for Library Media Specialist Certification)

       On-Campus Courses at Antioch University New England:

    • Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online)

    Learning Outcomes

    Learning Outcomes for Ed Tech Integrator Certificate
    • Enhance your capacity to teach all students well.
    • Model quality technology integration.
    • Explore the social justice implications of technology.
    • Promote creative problem-solving and real-world learning.
    • Foster a strong sense of community rather than isolation for your students.
    • Ensure that technology is used appropriately and in support of higher-order thinking skills, and not just rote tasks.
    • Act as a savvy tech consumer, focused on learning outcomes and the reality of your students’ lives.
    Learning Outcomes for Library Media Specialist Certification
    • Help teachers and students process, locate, and evaluate information for usefulness, quality and credibility.
    • Possess the administrative skills necessary to not only manage a collection, but also to navigate the selection and use of resources and tools.
    • Facilitate the ethical, legal, and responsible use of information.
    • Craft and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for students and adults.
    • Lead schools in the selection and use of technology to enhance student learning.
    • Craft and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for students and adults.
    • Lead schools in the selection and use of technology to enhance student learning.

    Admissions

    How to Apply

    1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
      • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
      • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
      • Non-refundable $50 application fee
    2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
    3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
    4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
    5. Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
    6. Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.

    Official transcripts should be emailed to admissions.ane@antioch.edu or mailed to:

    Office of Admissions
    Antioch University New England
    40 Avon Street
    Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516

    All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

    Application Deadlines

    December 1 for Spring Start
    May 1 for Summer Start
    July 1 for Fall Start
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    Cost

    Please note: Additional fees for all AUNE programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
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    Financial Aid

    A majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.
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    Introduction

    Our program has a unique focus on developing strong facilitative leaders for public, private and international schools. Our adult learners are committed to transforming schools into vibrant, community-embedded learning organizations, designed around the values of equitable educational outcomes, democratic practice, and student agency. By assuming an educational leadership role within your community, you’ll be positioned to help champion real change and bring transformative reform to evolving school systems.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    The education leadership programs at Antioch University New England reflect AUNE’s forty-five year educational philosophy that the developmental and learning needs of children should lie at the heart of educational endeavors and that schools should be structured and run in a humanistic and democratic manner in order to serve these students.

    >We believe adults in a school must work collaboratively with each other and the broader community to meet the needs of the children in their charge so that all children have an opportunity to reach their highest potential. Our dedication to equity in education means that part of this charge is knowing that we must have a fierce and tireless commitment to reducing the predictive value of any demographic or individual barriers to school success for all of the students within our scope of responsibility.

    Degree Requirements

    Course Sequence

    Spring I (online)

    • Curriculum Practicum
    • Elective Course

    Summer I (face-to-face)

    • Leading Transformations
    • Learning Centered School
    • Professional Learning Communities
    • Leadership Seminar

    Fall I (online)

    • Leading with Data ; a school profile
    • Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching I

    Spring II (online)

    • Equity Challenge for School Leaders
    • Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching II

    Summer II (face-to-face)

    • Community Partnerships
    • School Law and Ethics
    • Conflict Resolution for School Leaders
    • School Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Leadership Seminar II

    Fall II (online)

    • Equity and Change Practicum
    • Elective Course

    For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

    Additional Information

    Program Goals

    The goals of the educational leadership programs are aligned with New Hampshire state standards and the ISSLC standards for school leaders. These include:

    • Setting a widely shared vision for learning.
    • Developing a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
    • Ensuring effective management of the organization, operation and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
    • Collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
    • Acting with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
    • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, legal and cultural contexts.
    Special Requirement for Admission

    The state of New Hampshire requires applicants to this program to have at least 5 years experience as a classroom teacher in a public or private K-12 institution.  Many technology integration, library media specialists, and guidance counselors also qualify. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement.

     

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    Introduction

    AUNE has a long tradition of attracting and inspiring educators who think outside the box. Our Teacher Education Self-Designed Concentration builds an infrastructure through six core classes, but then allows you to meet your own personal goals by creating a unique program from courses throughout the department and University. Explore areas that you’re curious and passionate about in order to custom-tailor an educational experience that is personally designed to help you excel personally and professionally.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    Meet your own goals by creating a unique program from courses throughout the department and the University. Interested in Waldorf Education and sustainability? Curious about the connection between mindfulness and teaching? Do you want to focus on integrating the arts into your elementary curriculum? It’s all possible here in the Experienced Educators program. Prospective students can talk to a faculty member to propose a course of study and then your own advisor will help guide you through the program to meet your goals.

    Degree Requirements

    Choose the learning style that works for you

    We have a mix of online and face-to-face courses. Choose the style that best meets your needs. If you are interested in hands-on coursework, you may want to concentrate your time in our summer semester or for our weekend intensive electives. If you find that online learning fits your lifestyle better, then you can choose from among our online courses to meet your needs.

    Required Courses for the Self-Designed Concentration are:
    • Philosophy of Education and Change
    • Developing Mind
    • Child Study Practicum
    • Curriculum Practicum
    • Equity and Change Practicum

    For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

     

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    Introduction

    Through the study and daily application of ancient and current applied philosophical perspectives, our master’s program will help you find and harness your innate wisdom to develop a more compassionate classroom. While you study you’ll find guidance to deepen your own mindfulness practice, develop an understanding of the history of mindfulness-based educational approaches and develop your own applications. Focus on the context in which the core principles of mindfulness and compassion affect the classroom to discover new perspectives on both teaching and learning strategies.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    The mindfulness in education movement is growing rapidly. The field needs teachers who are prepared to take a leadership position by deeply understanding how mindfulness practices work in their own classrooms and schools to advance teaching and learning.>

    Teachers who pursue an MEd with a concentration in Mindfulness for Educators study the core principles of mindfulness and compassion. The program strengthens an educator’s innate wisdom through the study and daily application of ancient and current applied philosophical perspectives, and universal and human development models. It has a three-pronged approach:

    • formal meditation practice
    • study of the field of mindfulness
    • application of ideas and approaches to classroom and other educational contexts

    The program is rooted in the philosophy of reflective practice and inquiry. Each course is designed to lead teachers deeper into their own classroom experience and help them see the work of teaching and learning with fresh eyes. Antioch University New England (AUNE) has the only graduate program with a focus on mindfulness designed exclusively for educators.

    The program schedule offers relevant and engaging coursework designed to accommodate the busy lives of working educators. The cohort approach helps participants remain committed to daily meditation and informal mindfulness practices. The program combines online pedagogy with interactive teaching methodology. It includes small classes, individual attention from faculty, and real-time connection via telephone, on-line conferencing, and webinars.

    Degree Requirements

    • 5 semesters (19 months)
    • 33 credits
    • Fully online and low-residency options available!

    Typical course load is one online course and on practicum per term with optional residency or additional online coursework in the summer term.  Electives can include AUNE courses in place-based or problem-based learning, nature-based education, sustainability, leadership, and educational technology. You can also incorporate meditation retreat experiences, or external trainings related to teaching mindfulness to children and youth into the MEd program.

    Online Courses:

    • Using Buddhist Frameworks to Reflect on Teaching and Learning
    • Human Development and the Inner Landscape of Teachers and Learners
    • Awareness of Body, Mind, Heart, and Brain: Pathways to Change in Education
    • Compassionate Action in the World
    • Mindful Leadership
    • Developing Mind *also available as an on-campus summer class
    • Philosophy of Education *also available as an on-campus summer class

    Practicum Courses

    • Child Study
    • Curriculum
    • Equity and Change

    On-campus Summer Courses at Antioch University New England

    • Electives can include AUNE courses in place-based or problem-based learning, nature-based schooling, sustainability, leadership, and educational technology.  You can also incorporate meditation retreat experiences, or external trainings related to teaching mindfulness to children and youth into the MEd program.

    For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

    Career Outlook

    For educators who want to be part of the mindfulness in education movement at a leadership level, this program offers a unique curriculum. Here you will find support and guidance to deepen your own mindfulness practice, develop an understanding of the history and contexts of mindfulness-based educational approaches and develop your own projects and applications while you study.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of secular and Buddhist definitions, frameworks, and practices of mindfulness.
    • Students will develop and/or deepen their own mindfulness practice.
    • Students will apply frameworks for mindfulness practice and the principles of mindful teaching to their own teaching and learning environments.
    • Students will reflect on their experiences with mindfulness practices in the classroom and use the cycle of inquiry to explore and refine the impact of these practices on their teaching and their students’ learning.

     

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    Introduction

    Educators are agents for change, and change is needed now. What is required to achieve sustainability is a paradigm shift, one that can be encouraged through progressive education. The goal of educating for sustainability is to teach people how to meet their needs without compromising the environment and future generations. Regardless of your position as an educator or class that you teach, the fundamentals of sustainability can be weaved into your curriculum. Help lead a revolutionary shift in thinking and empower an entire generation to choose a healthier, more sustainable future.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    Make sustainability a theme in your classroom or become a curriculum specialist or sustainability coordinator. Whether you teach kindergarten or high-school English, work in a farm-to-school program or an environmental education center, this program can give you the skills and credentials to be a leader in sustainability education.

    Through a mix of field, classroom and online experiences, you have a chance to connect with educators from around the country and the globe who are making sustainability the core focus of their teaching and professional lives.

    This MEd concentration focuses on the interdependence of environment, economy and equity (the three Es of Educating for Sustainability) and how we can incorporate sustainability at any grade level and in every subject area. It is the first MEd program in the U.S. linking education and sustainability. As educators, we have the opportunity to model sustainable practices, to open our students’ minds to the possibilities of a sustainable future and to help guide them to be responsible citizens for change in their communities.

    Degree Requirements

    Online Courses:

    • Real World Sustainability
    • History and Practice of EfS

    Practicum Courses:

    • Child Study
    • Curriculum
    • Equity and Change

    Summer Classes at Antioch New England in Keene, NH:

    • Principles of Sustainability
    • Childhood and Nature
    • Critical Skills Level 1 Institute
    • Sustainable Leadership

    6 elective credits (choices may include):

    • Compassionate Action in the World
    • Principles and Practices of Mindful Leadership
    • Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    • Next Generation Teaching and Learning
    • Teacher Facilitation in a Problem-Based Learning Classroom

    For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

    Learning Outcomes

    Graduates of the Educating for Sustainability program have the capacity to:

    • Help move their schools toward sustainability.
    • Use U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development Guidelines.
    • Develop holistic integrated curriculum.
    • Understand advocacy and leading a project towards sustainability.
    • Incorporate EFS themes into teaching and classroom practice.
    • Foster improvement in sustainability practices in schools or organizations.
    • Integrate EFS curricula into existing learning standards.
    • Connect professionally to the national and international EFS arena.
    • Help others understand sustainability across a variety of contexts.

     

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    Introduction

    School libraries are the hub of the 21st century learning experience. Help students utilize the newest technology resources they need to solve meaningful problems by earning an MEd with a New Hampshire State Library Media Specialist concentration. Designed for teachers who recognize that the role of the media specialist is bigger than just the library, be prepared to take on a leadership role in the larger school setting while remaining engaged as a student educator.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    Managing information in the 21st century is complex, exciting, and rewarding work that extends beyond the scope of the traditional librarian. School libraries serve more and more as “learning studios”  for students and for teachers. Libraries provide access and resources for a broader set of learning experiences, from exploring new genres of literature and applications for technology to joining the Maker Movement and solving meaningful problems of pedagogy and practice.

    With the increasing changes in the use of media and technology in schools and classrooms, these tools should be guided by leadership and pedagogical strategies rooted in the integration of instruction, information, and technology. Antioch University New England is committed to developing the Library Media Specialists that schools need today: facile in the use of sound facilitation, leadership, and instructional strategies; informed about the latest trends in education, information, media, and technology; and prepared for the changes and innovations to come over the course of their careers.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:

    • 5 semesters
    • 33 credits – fully online and low residency options available
    • One-two courses per term

    Online Courses:

    • Tech Tools for All Learners
    • Educational Advocacy and Leadership
    • Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    • Instructional Design
    • Principles of STEM
    • The Developing Mind * also offered as an on-campus summer option
    • Philosophy of Education  * also offered as an on-campus summer option
    • Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online) OR Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus)

    Practica and Internships:

    • Child Study
    • Curriculum
    • Equity and Change
    • Internship 1 (k-6)
    • Internship 2 (7-12)

    On-Campus Courses at Antioch University New England:

    • Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online)

    For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

    Learning Outcomes

    Graduates of this program will be able to:

    • Help teachers and students process, locate, and evaluate information for usefulness, quality and credibility
    • Possess the leadership and administrative skills necessary to not only manage a collection, but also to navigate the selection and use of resources and tools
    • Facilitate the ethical, legal, and responsible use of information by educators and students
    • Craft and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for students and adults
    • Lead schools in the selection and use of technology to enhance student learning

     

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    More Information

    We require applicants who seek a New Hampshire EdTech Integrator credential through this program to hold a current teaching credential and to have at least 3 years experience as a classroom teacher in a public or private K-12 institution. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement.

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    Introduction

    Using technology in the classroom isn’t just about mastering the most recent technological gadget. It’s about leveraging these advancements to build communities, increase project opportunities, and empower learners to bring their visions to life in the 21st century. While technology is often seen as a distraction, when utilized properly it actually creates an enhanced opportunity for learning. Add an MEd with a New Hampshire State Educational Technology Integrator Certification to your resume to help transform our schools from the inside out.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    Quality Educational Technology (EdTech) Integration is 30% technology and 70% pedagogy. Whether you consider yourself a tech guru or a tech newbie, we can help you make sure that technology is working for you and your students instead of the other way around.

    In our EdTech Integrator program, you’ll not only gain a New Hampshire state EdTech Integrator certification, you’ll also learn how to be a teacher leader and a master of instructional choices.

    • Enhance your capacity to teach all students well.
    • Explore the social justice implications of technology.
    • Promote creative problem-solving and real-world learning.
    • Foster a strong sense of community rather than isolation for your students.
    • Ensure that technology is used appropriately and in support of higher-order thinking skills, and not just rote tasks.

    You’ll learn how to be an EdTech leader in your school, a savvy consumer of technology who can facilitate conversations focused on learning outcomes and the reality of your students’ lives, guiding your colleagues to make wise choices in technology selection and integration.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:

    • 5 semesters
    • 33 credits – fully online and low residency options available
    • One-two courses per term

    Online Courses:

    • Tech Tools for All Learners
    • Educational Advocacy and Leadership
    • Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    • Computer Science for non-Computer Scientists
    • Instructional Design
    • Principles of STEM
    • The Developing Mind * also offered as an on-campus summer option
    • Philosophy of Education  * also offered as an on-campus summer option
    • Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online) OR Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus)

    Practicum Courses:

    • Child Study
    • Curriculum
    • Equity and Change

    On-Campus Courses at Antioch University New England:

    • Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online)

    For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

    Learning Outcomes

    Graduates of the Educational Technology Integrator MEd program have the capacity to:

    • Use the cycle of inquiry and reflection to better use current technology and plan for technology in development.
    • Build and maintain digital and face-to-face learning communities that model shared responsibility and citizenship in both online and local networks.
    • Understand how to select the most effective technology for your students’ learning goals.
    • Create rigorous, engaging learning experiences that draw on both high-tech and high-touch (both digital and local community) resources.
    • Make intentional choices around instruction and assessment that are sensitive to and inclusive of differences in class, race, culture and learning difference.

     

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    Introduction

    As an experienced educator, you understand that students learn best by doing. Don’t give up creativity to meet new teaching standards. Enhance your classroom with complex, interesting, real-world learning opportunities that authentically boost student motivation and achievement. Integrate technology and develop quality assessment tools to document student success. The critical skills classroom has everything you need to bring your classroom back to life!

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    Our Problem-Based Learning concentration uses the highly regarded Critical Skills Classroom.  Since 1986, the Critical Skills program has offered educators a powerful set of learning experiences in support of classroom and school change initiatives through the MEd program as well as via institutes and workshops through the Antioch Center for School Renewal.

    The Critical Skills Classroom is a comprehensive approach that creatively and effectively integrates four powerful teaching methodologies:

    • collaborative learning
    • experiential learning
    • problem-based learning
    • standards-aligned/ competency-based learning

    The Critical Skills Classroom is a mindset in which the teacher and the student are co-learners, engaged in the same learning process but focused on different learning goals.  Students in the Critical Skills Concentration will not only learn about the CSC, but through it, learning with program faculty who are current k-12 teachers and leaders and who have significant experience and success implementing Critical Skills  in their own classrooms.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:

    • 5 semesters
    • 33 credits – fully on-line and low residency options available
    • One-two courses per term

    Online Courses:

    • Building Inclusive Classroom Learning Communities
    • Teacher Facilitation in a PBL Classroom
    • Assessment in a PBL Classroom
    • Instructional Design: Crafting Problem-Based Challenges
    • Principles of STEM
    • The Developing Mind * also offered as an on-campus summer option
    • Philosophy of Education  * also offered as an on-campus summer option
    • Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online) OR Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus)

    Practicum Courses:

    • Child Study
    • Curriculum
    • Equity and Change

    Summer Courses:

    • Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online)

    For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.

    Learning Outcomes

    Graduates of our Critical Skills/ Problem-Based Learning (PBL) concentration are able to:

    • Design powerful, real-world, problem-based learning experiences (aka Challenges) that target student acquisition of essential knowledge, critical skills and fundamental dispositions.
    • Create strong, safe, collaborative classroom communities built on the principles of sustainability, inclusion and equity.
    • Integrate, visibly and intentionally, critical skill development with content learning. These skills include: problem-solving, decision-making, critical thinking, creative thinking, organization, communication, collaboration, leadership, self-direction, curiosity and ownership in learning.
    • Engineer and implement comprehensive competency-based, authentic assessment practices, both formative and summative, to inform learning and teaching.

     

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    Introduction

    AUNE’s MEd for working teachers is a testament to our commitment to the evolution of education. We understand that you’re already equipped with a great foundation of educational experience, and now you’re looking for new ways to enhance your career and classroom. Our progressive concentration options are flexibly designed to be taken while you continue working, pairing a brief residency period with online courses. Immediately and positively impact your students through experiential education and problem-based learning.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    With seven concentrations and a delivery model that suits your busy life, AUNE’s MEd for working teachers celebrates the professional learning paths of experienced teachers. At AUNE, choose a concentration that feeds your passion for teaching and supports the career path you envision.

    Fully online options available: Educational Technology Integrator, Integrated Steam Education, Library Media Specialist, Mindfulness for Educators, Place-Based Education, Problem-Based Learning Using Critical Skills, Self-designed

    Low-residency (primarily online with 1-2 weeks on campus during the summer): Educating for Sustainability, Nature-Based Early Childhood Education, Principal Certification

    Online courses during the school year give you the flexibility your schedule demands. Face-to-face classes for one or two weeks in the summer give you the reflection time and professional community you crave. Put your studies to work in your classroom. Three practicums bring AUNE faculty into your classroom for personal advising.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:
    • 19 months, 5 semester, 33-credit degree program
    • 5-7 online classes
    • 1-2 weeks on campus each summer (optional in some concentrations)
    • 3 semesters of practicum work at your school or workplace

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    This certificate is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    The Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Certificate program in the Department of Education at Antioch University New England trains teachers, administrators, and founders of nature preschools and forest kindergartens. The forest kindergarten movement has been thriving in Europe for the last three decades and has recently taken root in the United States.  Simultaneously, there has been a growing number of nature preschools in the United States. Both nature preschools and forest kindergartens have a uniquely different approach to curriculum than conventional indoor early childhood programs.

    The objective of the program, especially for the Professional Development participants, is to make the courses as practical as possible. Therefore, the goal for each course will be to have each student generate a product that is tangibly useful in his/her work situation. This will include program brochures, policy development, business plans, curriculum documentation materials a la Reggio, grant proposals and parent newsletters. Program faculty will provide assistance in content and tone so that founders of new programs can be supported in developing materials to launch their programs.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:

    This is a teacher/administrator professional development option for current early childhood education professionals. The program takes 13 months and starts in the summer. The courses are offered as continuing education credits or for graduate school credits. The program requires 6 to 8 courses and 12 to 15 credits. If taken for credit, these courses will bear in the range of 12-15 credits. Participants who take these courses for credit will be able to transfer these credits into the Elementary & Early Childhood Teacher Certification/Integrated Learning Program within five years if they are interested in a master’s degree.

    Requirements:

    Course Sequence — Spring 2018

    Course Sequence – Summer 2018

    Professional Development Certificate Programs (12-15 credits)

    1. Required Courses (7 credits)
      • Nature-based Early Childhood Curriculum
      • Business Planning for Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens
      • Risk Management for Nature-based Early Childhood Education
      • Working with Parents and Community
    2. Elective Courses (at least 5 credits required, 3 could be internship or practicum)
      • Early Childhood Education Pre-K to 3rd
      • Childhood and Nature
      • Landscape Analysis and Design for Nature Play and Learning
      • Natural History for Early Childhood
      • Movement and Storytelling in the Pre-K Classroom
      • Advanced Topics in Nature-based Early Childhood
      • Other Integrated Learning courses in Elementary/Early Childhood program
    3. Internship/Practica (optional, not required, for certificate students)
      • Internship in Nature Preschool or Forest Kindergarten
      • School Change Practicum in Nature Preschool or Forest Kindergarten

    Learning Outcomes

    The goals of this certificate program are:

    • To provide training and professional development for teachers who wish to teach in nature preschools and forest kindergartens.
    • To provide training and professional development for entrepreneurs and administrators who wish to create and administer nature preschools and forest kindergartens.
    • To provide training and professional development for early childhood education professionals who would like to incorporate more nature/outdoors programming in their existing early childhood programs.
    • To create a network of nature preschools and forest kindergartens in New England to support visitation and support.
    • To create resources, (i.e. a website, policy books, parent education material) which support the development and evolution of these programs.
    • To create living examples, documentation, and research

    Admissions

    How to Apply

    1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
      • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
      • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
      • Non-refundable $50 application fee
    2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
    3. Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
    4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
    5. Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
    6. Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.

    Official transcripts should be emailed to admissions.ane@antioch.edu or mailed to:

    Office of Admissions
    Antioch University New England
    40 Avon Street
    Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516

    All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

    Application Deadlines

    Spring Entry: December 1
    Summer Entry: May 1
    Fall Entry: July 1
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