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Master of Education (MED)

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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.

Tuition & Fees

Financial Aid

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

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 course work, 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 on-line 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

Complete Your Degree in Five Semesters! Most students take six credits in the fall and spring semesters.  This includes one required on-line class and a choice of practicum.  During the summer, students will take one on-line required course in mindfulness for educators and one or two week-long face-to-face courses on campus at AUNE in Keene, New Hampshire. The summer residency is typically the middle two weeks of July.  Students may spread out the program to take fewer courses in a given semester.  Please inquire during the admissions process to learn more about this option.

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

Practicum Courses

  • Child Study
  • Curriculum
  • Equity and Change

On-campus Summer Courses at Antioch University New England

  • Developing Mind
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Elective course of your choice: 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

Online Courses:
  •    Tech Tools for All Learners
  •    Educational Advocacy and Leadership
  •    Building Inclusive Learning Communities
  •    Instructional Design
  •    Principles of STEM
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)
  • The Developing Mind
  • Philosophy of Education

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

Online Courses:
  • Tech Tools for All Learners
  • Educational Advocacy and Leadership
  • Building Inclusive Learning Communities
  • Instructional Design
  • Principles of STEM
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)
  • The Developing Mind
  • Philosophy of Education

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

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
Practicum Courses:
  • Child Study
  • Curriculum
  • Equity and Change
Summer Courses:
  • Developing Mind
  • Critical Skills Classroom Immersion (On Campus) OR Teaching in the Critical Skills Classroom (online)
  • Philosophy of Education and Change

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.

 

Admissions / Cost / Aid

Related Degrees (Must Be Handpicked Using Degree Blocks with Appropriate IDs)

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.

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
  • 1-2 weeks on campus each summer
  • 5 online classes
  • 3 semesters of practicum work at your school or workplace

Career Outlook

This program prepares our students for possible careers such as:

  • Education Technology Integrator
  • Library Media Specialist

 

Admissions / Cost / Aid

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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