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Introduction

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the philosophy and science of human behavior. While ABA is often associated with autism, it has been successfully used across many populations including teaching children and adults with developmental disabilities, improving workplace performance and safety, helping people make lifestyle changes, overcoming fears and phobias, and helping people manage mental health stressors such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

This certificate is offered by AU New England


 

ABA has been developed for the past 75 years and has hundreds of researchers studying human behavior across a variety of settings. Students in this program will learn why people do what they do and how to change behavior to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Program Overview

The ABA program at AUNE offers the necessary classes needed for national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for those who already have a Master’s Degree but are interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). The certificate program offers graduate-level credit for course completion, allows for in-person interaction with other students and faculty members, while still offering a flexible course schedule, and include courses that are relevant to the field and populations you will be working with

Learn more about the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Program Delivery:

  • Designed for individuals who already have an earned Master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis, Education or Psychology
  • Weekend schedule with monthly classes – convenient for working professionals
  • Practicum opportunities with BCBA supervision
  • Starts in late August
  • Designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®

Degree Requirements

Program Length

This 21-credit certificate program can be completed in five semesters. Requires a 1000 to 1500-hour practicum or independent field study, approximately 10-30 hours/week.

Course Sequence

FALL

  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis 1 (1 credit)
  • Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 credits)

SPRING

  • Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change (3 credits)
  • Behavioral Methods Lab (1 credit)

SUMMER

  • No Classes

FALL

  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorders (1 credit)
  • Professional Seminar 1 (1 credit)
  • Internship 1 (optional, 2 credits)

SPRING

  • Identification of Problem & Assessment (2 credits)
  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis 2 (1 credit)
  • Professional Seminar 2 (1 credit)
  • Internship 2 (optional, 2 credits)

SUMMER

  • ABA Interventions, Systems, & Implementation (3 credits)
  • Professional Seminar 3 (1 credit)
  • Internship 3 (optional, 2 credits)

Total Educational Requirements 21 credits
Total Clinical Credits (optional) 6 credits

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Practicum

The Applied Behavior Analysis Program provides a variety of quality, intensive, hands-on training experiences for students at local schools and agencies. These practicum placements provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice the various roles of a behavior analyst while working closely with an assigned university supervisor and a mentoring professional from their individual placement site. The supervision provided meets the standards determined by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and is accompanied by a professional seminar course that allows students to share experiences and knowledge gained in placement sites.

Admissions

Application Deadline
  • For Spring Entry: December 1
  • For Summer Entry: May 1
  • For Fall Entry: July 1

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.
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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

Clinical Training Options:

Clinical Training Options: Practicums through Antioch

It is strongly encouraged that all students gain supervised experience through a practicum placement agreed upon by the student and the director of practica at Antioch University New England. Students completing practicum experience through a University approved site will earn graduate credit for successful practicum completion. Other experience opportunities can be arranged for students needing special accommodations.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Credentialing

The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate (ABA) program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).

Degree requirements

In February 2013, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) made significant changes to the degree eligibility requirements for BCBA and BCaBA programs.

What this means for you:

If your goal is certification as a BCBA, you must possess a minimum of a master’s degree, from an accredited university, that was:

  • conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or
  • conferred in a master’s degree program in which you completed a BACB-approved course sequence

Other requirements apply regarding experience hours, supervision, and approved course sequence. For more information, please visit the BACB website.

Introduction

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the philosophy and science of human behavior. While ABA is often associated with autism, it has been successfully used across many populations including teaching children and adults with developmental disabilities, improving workplace performance and safety, helping people make lifestyle changes, overcoming fears and phobias, and helping people manage mental health stressors such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.

ABA has been developed for the past 75 years and has hundreds of researchers studying human behavior across a variety of settings. Students in this program will learn why people do what they do and how to change behavior to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

This degree is offered by AU New England.


Program Overview

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program offers students the opportunity to learn how to make a positive difference in individual’s lives. Earning your Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Antioch University New England will help you gain the skills to:

  • Work with adults and children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Individuals with a passion in this area, work with individuals to teach them how to communicate, interact with others, succeed in school, and live independently
  • Consult with businesses to help improve employee performance and create a high quality work environment
  • Work with individuals with socio/emotional disorders, anxiety, addictions and head injuries.
  • Work in a variety of settings such as clinics, schools, homes, day treatment centers, residential facilities, and community integrated living arrangements
  • Teach courses at a college or university

Specialized courses are taught in each of these areas, in addition to the foundational courses offered, to allow students to have a more focused scope of study in areas they are most interested in!

Courses are taught by faculty members in an interactive format, which provides flexibility for students to only come to campus once per month on the weekends, and opportunities to build a community with other individuals in the program. Students also have the opportunity to engage in supervised practice hours in a variety of settings. The ABA Program at AUNE offers practicum placements for students to earn BCBA supervision.

Upon completion of the Master’s Degree, students will have completed the necessary coursework to sit for the national exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). The BCBA credential is nationally recognized as the highest standard in the field. Our program is an Accredited Course Sequence (ACS) by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and our students work with a variety of children and adults in all of the above-referenced populations and are well-respected professionals throughout New England and beyond.

This program accommodates working professionals. Classes start in late August with a series of weekends, once a month. Students may enter the program with either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Learn more about the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Program Delivery:

  • Designed for individuals who already have an earned Bachelor’s Degree
  • Weekend schedule with monthly classes – convenient for working professionals
  • Practicum Opportunities with BCBA Supervision
  • Starts in late August
  • Designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®

Degree Requirements

Program Length

This 33-credit degree program can be completed in seven semesters. Requires a 1000 to 1500-hour internship or independent field study, approximately 10-30 hours/week.

Course Sequence

FALL

  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis 1 (1 credit)
  • Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 credits)

SPRING

  • Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change (3 credits)
  • Behavioral Methods Lab (1 credit)
  • Elective (1 credit)

SUMMER

  • Elective (1 credit)
  • Additional 3 credits to be determined

FALL

  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorders (1 credit)
  • Professional Seminar 1 (1 credit)
  • Internship 1 (optional, 2 credits)

SPRING

  • Identification of Problem & Assessment (2 credits)
  • Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis 2 (1 credit)
  • Professional Seminar 2 (1 credit)
  • Internship 2 (optional, 2 credits)
  • Elective (1 credit)

SUMMER

  • ABA Interventions, Systems, & Implementation (3 credits)
  • Professional Seminar 3 (1 credit)
  • Internship 3 (optional, 2 credits)
  • Elective (1 credit)

FALL

  • Mastery Seminar (3 credits)
  • Professional Seminar 4 (1 credit)
  • Elective (1 credit)

Total Educational Requirements 33 credits

Total Clinical Credits (optional) 6 credits

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to the the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Practicum

The Applied Behavior Analysis Program provides a variety of quality, intensive, hands-on training experiences for students at local schools and agencies. These practicum placements provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice the various roles of a behavior analyst while working closely with an assigned university supervisor and a mentoring professional from their individual placement site. The supervision provided meets the standards determined by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and is accompanied by a professional seminar course that allows students to share experiences and knowledge gained in placement sites.

Admissions

Application Deadline

  • For Fall Entry: July 1

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.
LEARN MORE

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

Clinical Training Options: Practicums through Antioch

It is strongly encouraged that all students gain supervised experience through a practicum placement agreed upon by the student and the director of practica at Antioch University New England. Students completing practicum experience through a University approved site will earn graduate credit for successful practicum completion. Other experience opportunities can be arranged for students needing special accommodations.

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Credentialing

The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate (ABA) program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).

Degree requirements

In February 2013, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) made significant changes to the degree eligibility requirements for BCBA and BCaBA programs.

What this means for you:

If your goal is certification as a BCBA, you must possess a minimum of a master’s degree, from an accredited university, that was:

  • conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or
  • conferred in a master’s degree program in which you completed a BACB-approved course sequence

Other requirements apply regarding experience hours, supervision, and approved course sequence. For more information, please visit the BACB website.

Introduction

Individualize your graduate program to reflect the unique interests and career goals that you have in mind. Study in two or more academic disciplines and harness a deeper, more holistic academic perspective on the areas in which you choose to focus. Our dedicated faculty advisors are here to make sure that you are receiving the education you need, facilitating in your exploration into areas that you’re curious and passionate about. Together with Antioch faculty, you will custom-tailor an educational experience that is personally catered to what you need to excel personally and professionally.

This degree is offered by AU New England


 

Program Overview

The Interdisciplinary Master of Arts (IMA) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to individualize their graduate program to reflect their unique interests through study in two or more academic disciplines tailored to their particular interests and career goals. Each IMA student may select a faculty advisor, typically from their primary concentration area.

IMA students create a self-designed curriculum typically drawn from two or three departments. The student develops their Academic Program Plan with guidance from the IMA program director and AUNE core faculty. They choose a topic that is more focused than the offerings of a particular department, but requires the perspectives of other fields. For example, students have created programs such as: Advocacy and Management of Psychological Services; Forest Health and Ecology; and Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Another option for students is to choose an existing AUNE certificate for their primary or minor concentration. This program does not offer professional certification.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, an IMA graduate should be able to:

  1. Understand at least two different ways of knowing, and communicate how knowledge from different disciplines and professions can be integrated to enhance a particular subject of study.
  2. Employ approaches to promote diversity in your field or profession.
  3. Become a reflective practitioner who combines theory and practice.
  4. Express how your work contributes to social justice, and the mission, vision, and values of the institution.
  5. Articulate the current discourse in your field/s of study, and how that discourse broadens knowledge and deepens practice.
  6. Employ best practices in your field, and develop the professional skills needed to apply those skills in practice.

Degree Requirements

Program Length

IMA students take courses at a pace which suits their needs. Complete your degree in as few as three semesters if you are enrolled full-time!

Here are two common full-time patterns:

For 3 semesters:

  • Fall – 12 credits
  • Spring – 12 credits
  • Summer – 9 credits

For 4 semesters:

  • Fall I – 9 credits
  • Spring – 9 credits
  • Summer – 6 credits
  • Fall II – 9 credits
Degree Requirements

33 Total Required Credits consisting of:

  • Human Development and Diversity OR Introduction to Sustainability (3 credits)
  • Internship (3 credits)
  • Primary Concentration (15-21 credits)
  • Minor Concentration (6-12 credits)

Learning Outcomes

Like all master’s degree programs at AUNE, the Program Plan for students in the IMA program must meet the following broad program learning goals:

  • Develop specialized knowledge
  • Extend broad integrative knowledge
  • Build application skills
  • Enhance intellectual skills
  • Deepen civic responsibility

The specific student learning outcomes designed for each IMA student’s Program Plan will contribute to these broad program goals.  In addition, it will articulate, both theoretically and in the application to practice, the need for an interdisciplinary course of study.

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.

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

The integration of behavioral health services (mental health, substance abuse, health behavior change) into primary care and other medical services is currently a top priority of federal (Medicare, VA, DoD), state (Medicaid) and private health plans. Evidence for clinical and cost effectiveness is driving a national movement to integrated care, and a consequent shortage of well prepared clinicians.  To be fully qualified as clinicians in primary care and other medical settings, clinical psychologists need a broad preparation in the delivery of clinical services in an interdisciplinary healthcare setting, with an additional emphasis on the role of the psychologist as consultant to a variety of medical personnel.  The transformation of medical settings into fully integrated care requires broadly trained clinical health psychologists who can address concepts of population health delivery, clinical metrics, quality improvement, and who can offer confident representation of the behavioral aspects of all of the work in primary care and other medical settings. Psychologists with training and experience in these areas are in great demand.

To address this need, AUNE Dept. of Clinical Psychology has instituted a Major Area of Study (MAS) in Clinical Health Psychology. The concentration is directed by Alexander Blount, a nationally recognized leader in behavioral health integration.

Concentration Director: Alexander Blount, EdD (ablount@antioch.edu)

This degree is offered by AU New England.


 

 Major Area of Study Requirements

Required Elements:
  • Meet all regular program degree requirements to complete the doctoral in Clinical Psychology
  • Notify the Director of the M.A.S. of the student’s intention to follow the course of study and to receive the credential that its completion bestows.  Preferably this is done at the beginning of the third year.
  • 9 credits and a project as follows:
    • The Biological Bases of Behavior (3)
    • Health Psychology (3)
    • Integrated Primary Care (3)
    • Population Behavioral Health course or equivalent project/independent study (3) (The population health project in the GPE practicum program or another population health project of equal substance may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
  • At least 3 additional elective credits in a relevant area, defined broadly (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Substance Abuse, Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychopharmacology)
  • At least one behavioral health integration/population health practicum (e.g., in a primary care or other medical setting serving underserved populations)
  • Dissertation on a topic relevant to behavioral health integration/population health.  Students should present their dissertation topics to the Director before they are finally determined to be sure that they are judged to meet the criteria.
Recommended Elements:
  • 1st year pre-practicum experience, “Introduction to Interprofessional Care.”
  • Second practicum in behavioral health integration/population health with underserved populations.

 

Career Outlook

Job Demand: Both federal and state health care authorities have defined the need for behavioral health clinicians in primary care as a crisis. It is hard to imagine an area of psychology that could possibly be in higher demand once you have finished your training.

Other Concentrations

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    Become a Clinical Psychologist

    Antioch University New England’s practitioner-scholar program prepares reflective clinicians who undertake multiple roles in their professional careers. Our graduates approach their practices with disciplined inquiry, taking on the role of “local clinical scientists” who view their work as a socially responsible action. Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)*, Antioch University New England’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) offers rigorous academic challenge and thorough clinical training.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


    Program Overview

    The program prepares graduates for multiple roles in the expanding world of clinical psychology that includes not only therapy and assessment, but also supervision, management, applied research, administration, consultation, and public policy.

    Commit to Social Responsibility
    Antioch University New England is renowned for its community of active, engaged, and socially conscious faculty and students. Our academic community emphasizes a social vision of clinical psychology committed to diversity and social justice, and responsive to the needs of the region and larger society. You’ll be part of a small cohort of classmates in an environment that fosters collaboration.

    The Department of Clinical Psychology operates three unique centers that benefit our students:

    • The Psychological Services Center (PSC) is a community psychological clinic staffed by doctoral students. With excellent faculty supervision, students offer individual, couple, family, and group counseling, testing and assessment, and other services to serve area residents.
    • The Multicultural Center for Research and Practice focuses on issues of minority or marginalized individuals and groups in the context of social justice and multiculturalism. The Center provides consultation, outreach, and research, as well as other resources.
    • The Center for Behavioral Health Innovation (BHI) is a collaborative research group, bringing together doctoral students and faculty to look at emerging professional psychology issues. Applied clinical research skills and associated administrative and consultative roles of doctoral-level psychologists are some of the areas explored.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:

    The PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology is a five-year, full-time program that includes four years of coursework plus the completion of a year-long internship (which may be done half-time over two years). Full-time study is defined as the completion of, on average, 30 credits within a calendar year for a total of 120-128 credits over the four years.

    In addition to 28 to 30 semester hours of classes taken on Mondays, Tuesdays, and during the week at practicum placements, students take, on average, two weekend courses or Supervised Independent Studies over each program year for an additional two credits a year.

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    Admissions

    Application Deadline

    The priority application deadline is January 8th. Late applications for fall entry will be considered if space is available or until the cohort is full. The PsyD program enrolls a cohort of 24-28 students each year. Contact Ellen Keech in Admissions with questions.

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    Application Criteria

    We use the application materials and our interview process to assess the academic, clinical, professional, and interpersonal promise of our candidates for admission to the PsyD program. Our primary information on academic promise comes from past academic records and standardized tests. We expect applicants to have a minimum of a B average in their undergraduate work. While most successful applicants obtain higher GRE verbal and quantitative scores, we give primary consideration to those with scores above the 30th percentile. We use other data (i.e. Analytical Writing score, Graduate GPA, recommendation letters from faculty, publications, etc.) to supplement the Undergraduate GPA and GRE scores in assessing academic promise.

    Approximately two thirds of applicants who are offered interviews hold bachelor’s degrees only, while one third have earned master’s degrees. Candidates have degrees in psychology, human services, or related fields while some hold degrees not as directly related to psychology (i.e. law, business, nursing, or performing arts). All applicants should have the equivalent of at least fifteen hours of psychology-related coursework (broadly defined). Applicants must delineate the ways in which their education and work experiences are relevant to clinical psychology and/or social justice.

    We encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups, and seek to develop a diverse community of students and faculty.

    Application Materials Required for Admissions Consideration
    • Antioch University New England application form, including personal essays and an updated, comprehensive vita.
    • Work sample, not more than five pages long double-spaced that gives an example of written professional work. The sample may be written especially for this process.
    • 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. Note: If degree is still in progress, a final transcript will be required before matriculation.
    • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are or have been in a position to evaluate the applicant’s academic or professional work. Your recommenders can submit their letter electronically using the online application or send a signed, sealed copy directly to Admissions with the cover form attached. College or University Placement Files are not acceptable.
    • The Graduate Record Examination General Test must be taken and scores received by the Office of Admissions prior to the application deadline. We use the GRE results as one way of assessing academic promise. Most of our applicants score above the 30th percentile on the verbal and the quantitative sections of the GRE. If quantitative or verbal GRE scores are below the 30th percentile, there must be other strong evidence of academic promise. GRE scores over five years old cannot be considered. Our institutional code is (98)3694.
    There will be two admissions cycles for entry in Fall 2018
    Fall 2018 PsyD Admissions Cycles

    December Admissions Cycle Timeline

    • Completed Application Due – Monday, November 27, 2017
      GRE General Test scores must be submitted by this deadline.
    • Invitations to Interview – By December 21, 2017
    • Interviews – Saturday, January 13 (main) and Thursday, January 11 (alternate)
    • Admissions Decisions – By the end of January (applicants notified by Admissions)
    • National Decisions Day – April 15, 2018 (deadline for applicant to notify Admissions)

    January Admissions Cycle Timeline

    • Completed Application Due – Monday, January 8, 2018
      GRE General Test scores must be submitted by this deadline.
    • Invitations to Interview – By January 26, 2018
    • Interviews – Saturday, February 10 (main) and Thursday, February 15 (alternate)
    • Admissions Decisions – By the end of February (applicants notified by Admissions)
    • National Decisions Day – April 15, 2018 (deadline for applicant to notify Admissions)
    Interview

    A face-to-face interview with an Admissions Committee is required. However, under extenuating circumstances alternative arrangements may be made. Only those applicants who are judged outstanding on the basis of their completed application materials will be invited for an interview. All interviews for the December cycle will take place during the month of January; all interviews for the January cycle will be conducted between the end of February and the middle of March. Admissions decisions are made by a committee. We cannot give applicants specific feedback about their admissions decisions.
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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.

    Tuition & Fees

    Financial Aid

    Accreditation

    *The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Clinical Psychology Program at Antioch University New England opened in 1982. It was first accredited in 1986, and has remained fully accredited. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation at Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, Phone: (202) 336-5979. E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

    Practica & Internships

    Practicum Sequence and Requirements

    The clinical training sequence is designed to complement the coursework aspect of the program. Clinical training experiences give the student opportunities for supervised practice in the areas of clinical psychology that are studied in courses, seminars, and workshops. Students are required to arrange practica at practicum settings affiliated with the program. Affiliated service agencies consider training one of their major functions and provide students with a high degree of access to professional psychologists who serve as supervisors and role models. The department has formal affiliation agreements with a variety of agencies throughout New England, which are experienced at training doctoral students in clinical psychology. Under the leadership of the Doctoral Program’s Director of Practica, the program offers guidance to students in arranging appropriate training sites. Information on criminal background checks and disclosure can be found in the Practicum Handbook.

    Required Practicum Experiences

    There are two required practicum experiences concurrent with coursework:

    • The Second Year Practicum includes experiences in a variety of intervention modalities and also provides the student with opportunities to develop psychological testing skills.
    • The Third Year Practicum has as its central focus the practice of psychotherapeutic interventions and development of case conceptualization abilities. It allows students to continue developing the clinical skills begun during the previous practicum, and to engage in other supervised experiences increasing their repertoire of professional skills.
    • In the fourth year, students may elect or be required to do an Advanced Practicum or Special Proficiency Practicum in order to sharpen and/or broaden their clinical skills.

    Internship Requirements

    The predoctoral internship occurs in an organized health care setting away from Antioch University New England and requires another application process that has been systematized across the country. It is overseen by the director of internships. It is an integral component of the Doctoral Program and the final experience in the clinical training sequence. During the internship, the student is expected to assume significant responsibilities and to perform major professional functions under the supervision of qualified psychologists. As the culminating clinical training experience, the internship is expected to provide the student with a variety of appropriate role models, as well as intensive and diverse supervised opportunities to function in the various roles performed by a clinical psychologist.

    • Time. There is a minimum requirement of 1,800 hours for the internship. (Some shorter APA-accredited internships also qualify.) This requirement is most often met through the successful completion of a full-time experience for one calendar year during the fifth year or, at times, through two consecutive years of half-time experience.
    • Program of Training. Students are strongly encouraged to seek internships that are accredited by the APA, or that, at least, are active members of the Association of Psychology and Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC). Internship programs which are neither APA-accredited nor APPIC-listed must meet the criteria found in the APPIC guidelines and in the guidelines used by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology to define an internship, and must complete a process of formal affiliation with the Doctoral Program.

    Gain real-world GIS mapping experience using up-to-date techniques and tools

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly used for policy-making, scientific, administrative, educational, and recreational purposes. As GIS has become a vital decision support tool, the national and international need for qualified professionals has grown at an unprecedented rate. Proficiency with spatial concepts and data is sought-after by employers and necessary for effective environmental and policy leadership. When you have GIS experience in one sector, you can practically work in any job requiring GIS skills because the methods of working with data will be the same.

    This state-of-the-art technology requires a high demand of technical skills to effectively gather, analyze, and relay vital information. Help make a positive environmental impact by understanding unique patterns and relationships between multiple data points as they relate to cartography.

    This certificate is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    A certificate in Applied Spatial Analysis for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), will meet the demand for qualified GIS professionals in various fields ranging from conservation and environmental sciences, business administration, clinical psychology, sustainability, to advocacy and social justice, epidemiology, and education.

    This 9-credit 1-year GIS Certificate is designed for graduate students, educators, and professionals working in various sectors. It focuses on developing the skills and knowledge needed to work in any field that involves GIS-related spatial analysis, including how to:

    • Understand the basics of cartography and geographic information systems.
    • Process spatial socio-economic and environmental data of various types and from various sources
    • Design, give meaning to and interpret maps.
    • Appropriately model landscape features and to analyze spatial relationships among them.
    • Conduct applied research projects using geospatial technology tools.
    • Model environmental and socio-economic risks, target locations for appropriate interventions.
    • Develop familiarity with non-commercial spatial data mapping and analysis tools such as Quantum GIS, Google Earth, and Maps, ArcGIS Online, Mobile GIS, etc.

    This certificate may be applied as credits towards the Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies or Resource Management & Conservation at Antioch University New England.

    Career Opportunities

    AUNE’s certificate in Applied Spatial Analysis for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can help you start or advance your career in:

    • Cartography, surveying, engineering
    • Urban and regional planning, public policy, social science
    • Resource management, environmental science

    Certificate Requirements

    Program Length:

    The certificate can be completed within 32 weeks. Applied Spatial Analysis for GIS certificate face-to-face courses meet one day/week or as intensives.

    Students complete three required courses in each of the following areas:

    1. Core Requirement – GIS: Introduction
    2. Conservation & Climate Science – GIS: Advanced
    3. Application – GIS: Applied

    This 9-credit certificate is offered to matriculated and non-matriculated students. Matriculated students who fulfill the requirements of a certificate will earn a dual credential along with their Master of Science.

     

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    Introduction

    Educating the next generation of environmental leaders is essential to long term sustainability efforts. This certificate will give you a solid foundation in educational techniques that can be used to inform others about the many actions that are currently being taken to save our natural environments and combat climate change. Communicating the fragility of our ecosystem is the first step in building a healthier, more sustainable future.

    This certificate is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    This graduate credit certificate is a partnership between Antioch University New England and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center.

    Coursework involves 12 credits in community ecology, environmental education, and field techniques, along with an internship to apply these skills in a professional setting. All courses are delivered at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northern Minnesota.
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    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:

    This certificate can be completed in two semesters (10 months).

    Requirements

    This 12-credit certificate can be applied as credits towards the Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England.

    Required Courses (at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center):

    1. Community Ecology: Natural History of Lake Superior
    2. Foundations of Environmental Education & Sustainability
    3. EE Methods: Nature Teaching and Learning
    4. Internship & Seminar

     

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    Introduction

    Climate change education is essential for addressing perhaps the biggest environmental and social challenge in human history. We understand that to overcome this challenge we need to not only inform, but exponentially increase the number of advocates who are also raising awareness. Through empirical scientific data you will   become an educator for one of the most pressing threats to a sustainable and healthy future.

    This certificate is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies is a  leader in climate change preparedness and education, as evidenced by the Educators Summit at the Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference. View a video of the first (2014) Educator’s Summit.

    AUNE’s Center for Climate Preparedness & Community Resilience has partnered with the White House Administration’s (2015) launching of a new Climate Education and Literacy Initiative “to help connect American students and citizens with the best available science-based information about climate change.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:

    The certificate can be completed within 32 weeks. Climate Change Education certificate classes meet one day/week or as intensives, aligned with our current Environmental Studies’ delivery models.

    Requirements:

    The Environmental Studies Department offers this 9-credit certificate to matriculated and non-matriculated students. Matriculated students who fulfill the requirements of a certificate will earn a dual credential along with their Master of Science. We believe that each of these certificates will add tremendous value to our students’ professional development and career opportunities.

    Students complete three required courses from the Environmental Studies MS curriculum, one from each of the following areas:

    1. Certificate Core Requirement:
      • Earth Systems & Climate Change
    2. Conservation & Climate Science
      • Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation
      • Conservation Psychology: Theory and Practice
      • Field Techniques or related topics by permission
    3. Application
      • Curriculum Design (required for Science Teacher Certification)
      • Program Planning & Design
      • Advanced Topics: Climate Education

     

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    Introduction

    Through community, workplace and campus gardens, make healthy food accessible in every community to increase food security, mitigate climate change, and build community resistance. While this passionate and growing movement is gaining momentum, we still have a lot of work to do until every citizen has equal access to the fresh fruits and vegetables that should be a staple of their diets. We’re here to help you empower people to connect with the sources of their food, practice healthy eating, and build communities with a high degree of food security, to strengthen personal, communal, and environmental resiliency and health.

    This certificate is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    Keene, New Hampshire, is committed to becoming the “healthiest community in America” by 2020 (Healthy Monadnock, http://www.healthymonadnock.org). The “Farm to School” movement is reshaping school lunch programs across the U.S. And various efforts are improving access to healthy food and reducing food insecurity across the globe.

    AUNE’s Community Garden Connections (CGC) has several robust food justice and garden education programs to complement this certificate, including community-based gardens, workplace gardens, and campus gardens. Over 500 community members participate in CGC programming annually.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:

    The certificate can be completed within 32 weeks. Food Justice and Resilient Communities certificate courses meet one day/week or as intensives, aligned with our current Environmental Studies’ delivery models.

    Requirements

    The Environmental Studies Department offers this 9-credit certificate to matriculated and non-matriculated students. Matriculated students who fulfill the requirements of a certificate will earn a dual credential along with their Master of Science. We believe that each of these certificates will add tremendous value to our students’ professional development and career opportunities.

    Students complete three required courses from the Environmental Studies MS curriculum, one from each of the following areas:

    1. Certificate Core Requirement (choose one):
      • Community & School-based Sustainable Food Systems
      • Program Planning & Design
      • Citizen Participation & Sustainable Communities
    2. Conservation & Climate Science (choose one):
      • Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation
      • Civic Ecology Practices and Community Resilience
      • Field Techniques or related topics by permission
    3. Application (choose one):
      • Program Evaluation for Environmental and Conservation Educators
      • Soil Ecology
      • Principles of Sustainability
      • Advanced Topics or related topics by permission

     

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    Introduction

    Integrate conservation psychology into your work in conserving biodiversity, promoting sustainability, and developing effective environmental communication and education programs. This emerging interdisciplinary field promotes a scientific approach to understanding how environmental advocates can skillfully and effectively communicate important information with the public. Human attitudes, behaviors, and values towards sustainability can vary greatly, and it’s important to understand the diverse perspectives that different subcultures have towards environmental stewardship.

    This certificate is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    Conservation Psychology is an emerging interdisciplinary field that promotes a scientific approach to understanding the reciprocal relationships of human beings with one another and the more than human world with the explicit aim of enhancing environmental and biodiversity conservation.

    Through coursework, this certificate introduces students and practitioners to conservation psychology approaches and tools; builds current knowledge and skills in the arenas of conservation biology or climate and environmental science research; and offers a range of opportunities to integrate conservation psychology learning through applied skills in communication, cultural competence or program evaluation.

    The certificate is ideal for people whose environmental and conservation science work requires additional skills to engage effectively in communicating with the public; for environmental education and advocacy practitioners who want to enhance their program and campaign development approaches; and as an introduction to social research for those whose research programs or questions engage them with human attitudes, values, and behavior.

    Degree Requirements

    Program Length:

    The certificate can be completed within 32 weeks. Conservation Psychology certificate courses meet one day/week or as intensives, aligned with our current Environmental Studies’ delivery models.

    Requirements

    The Environmental Studies Department offers this 9-credit certificate to matriculated and non-matriculated students. Matriculated students who fulfill the requirements of a certificate will earn a dual credential along with their Master of Science. We believe that each of these certificates will add tremendous value to our students’ professional development and career opportunities.

    Students complete three required courses from the Environmental Studies MS curriculum, one from each of the following areas:

    1. Certificate Core Requirement
      • Conservation Psychology: Theory and Practice
    2. Conservation & Climate Science):
      • Earth Systems and Climate Change
      • Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation
      • Conservation Biology
    3. Application
      • Program Evaluation for Environmental and Conservation Educators
      • Exhibit Design
      • Environmental Communication in the Digital Age
      • Diversity, Justice and Inclusion

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    Introduction

    By integrating courses in environmental science, social science, and organizational leadership, the Sustainable Development and Climate Change concentration prepares adult learners like you for the rigorous challenges that environmental advocates face every day. The complex arena of sustainability and environmental protection involves tricky navigation of public and private interests. The convoluted, multifaceted problems that you’ll face require the proper skill, knowledge, and leadership to help develop fair compromises in the face of adversity.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    The Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC) will empower you to learn and apply knowledge from key areas such as ecological and climate science, policy formulation and implementation, stakeholder participation and organizational decision-making.

    Our faculty work with our students to achieve their goals and develop as leaders. In the course of the SDCC program, students become:

    • Scientists: Our students learn to critically assess the antagonistic and synergetic dynamics of maintaining the functional values of natural systems in a changing landscape. They learn to identify field indicators of impact from development while mastering field-data collection methods and field equipment use. These assessment techniques are the key to sustainable development for the future.
    • Critical Thinkers: We train our students to use resources and develop the skills for effectively balancing economic development with the protection of natural resources.
    • Leaders: The SDCC concentration trains our students to identify and understand the scientific and social complexities within the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies, including ethics, sustainability and social justice. Understanding these complexities is an important part of being able to facilitate solutions to the complex multi-issue, multi-stakeholder environmental problems of today.
    • Conservationists: For our students conservation is not simply scientific understanding of the natural systems, nor just conducting research within the natural world. Both of these are necessary activities but not sufficient. Ultimately, conservation is decision-making and subsequently managing the implementation of those decisions.
    • Visionaries: Our students learn to demonstrate and apply theory into practice. We focus on facilitative and adaptive leadership as well as applying skills in external stakeholder capacity building. Our students understand the definition and requirements of organizational sustainability.

    Degree Requirements

    Length of Program:

    This coursework for this program can be completed in 5 semesters. Classes meet one day a week plus 3-5 weekends per semester.

    Coursework:

    To earn the MS degree in Environmental Studies with a Sustainable Development & Climate Change concentration, you must earn a minimum of 36 credits distributed as follows:

    Core Areas (9 credits, select 3 out of 4 courses):

    • Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
    • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
    • Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
    • Leadership for Change (3)

    Concentration courses (15 credits):

    • Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation, and Mitigation (3) –Required
    • Energy and Materials Sustainability (3) – Required
    • Building Sustainable Organizations (3)
    • Conservation Psychology Theory & Application(3)
    • Land Use and Protection Techniques (3)
    • Principles of Sustainable Systems (3)
    • Watershed Science and Management (3)
    • In consultation with a student’s academic adviser, other courses may be selected from the complete suite of concentration course offerings

    Skills courses (6 credits)

    • Intro to GIS (3)
    • Advanced GIS (3)
    • Applied GIS (3)
    • Communication in the Digital Age (2)
    • Consulting Skills (1)
    • Dispute Resolution (1)
    • Diversity, Justice & Inclusion (2)
    • Field Study Trips (2-3)
    • Natural Resource Inventory: field Techniques (2)
    • Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
    • Service Learning Seminar (1)
    • with permission of the academic adviser, students may substitute 2-3 credits of skills with a concentration course

    General Internship (3 credits)
    Capstone Project or 2nd Internship (3 credits)

    Most course offerings rotate over a 2-year cycle;  Professional Science Masters students should select courses in consultation with their academic adviser to meet additional requirements; Students who select 1 and 2 credit courses should plan carefully with their academic adviser to avoid additional cost; Students entering under a recognized partnership with AUNE should discuss degree requirements with their academic adviser.

    International Service Program

    Combine this concentration with Peace Corps service. Through the AUNE International Service Program, you can earn credit for your service tuition-free and change the world.

    Career Outlook

    Graduates are prepared for a variety of environmental careers in the public and private sector including environmental regulation, environmental consulting, local and regional planning, and environmental non-profit leadership.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of their Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC), students are able to:

    • Identify and understand the scientific and social complexities within the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies including ethics, sustainability and social justice;
    • Critically assess the dynamics of maintaining the functional values of natural systems in a changing landscape;
    • Comprehend the dynamics of environmental change at multiple temporal and spatial scales;
    • Understand the structural and functional tenets of organizations in order to maximize their resilience and adaptive capacity in changing regulatory and economic environments;
    • Facilitate solutions to complex multi-issue, multi-stakeholder landscape scale environmental issues;
    • Utilize resources and skills to build needed capacity at the local level to effectively balance economic development with protection of natural resources;
    • Demonstrate competence in field identification of indicators of impact from development;
    • Master field-data collection methods and equipment;
    • Demonstrate the ability to quantitatively and spatially analyze environmental data;
    • Demonstrate proficiency in modeling skills to project possible consequences from current land-use and development decisions;
    • Be adept at proposing, managing and completing team projects, within proposed timelines and budgets;
    • Demonstrate effective communication that effectively translates technical, scientific and economic information for local decision-makers.

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    Introduction

    Work with an AUNE advisor to strategize and design a program that aligns with the career path that you envision for your future. We understand that if your  career goals transcend the academic boundaries of our existing Environmental Studies programs, you may consider a more individualized approach. That’s why we work with you to develop a rigorous, yet rewarding, academic framework that is both goal oriented and structured enough to bestow the academic depth needed to engage in meaningful practice. If your interests lie at the intersection of disciplines, this option provides the specific customization you’re seeking.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    This intersection of disciplines might occur at nature and writing, conservation and communications, agriculture and community, art and environment, ecology and psychology or another combination of focuses. Those choosing this option must have a predominantly environmental focus, a strong academic background, experience in their proposed field of study, and clearly articulated professional goals.

    Consider a sampling of some of our students’ Self-Designed Study titles: Green Marketing, Endangered Species Management and Biological Conservation, Environmental Advocacy and Journalism, Environmental and Social Sustainability, Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Social Justice Education, Environmental Media Arts, Environmental Writing and Creative Arts, Materials Management & Sustainability Science, Public Understanding of Earth Systems, Sustainable Recreation, Urban Environmental Stewardship, Watershed Management.

    Degree Requirements

    Length of Program:

    This coursework for this program can be completed in 5 semesters. Classes are held 2 days a week plus internship and capstone.

    Coursework:

    This program is designed for students with strong academic backgrounds in their concentration and significant work experience in the environmental field. Students interested in self-designed studies must submit a program title, description, and course plan to the Director of Self-Designed Studies for approval upon matriculation. The approved plan must then be placed in your academic record in the University Registrar’s Office. To earn an MS in Environmental Studies, with a Self-Designed Studies, you must earn a minimum of 36 credits distributed as follows:

    Core Areas (9 credits, select 3 out of 4 courses):

    • Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
    • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
    • Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
    • Leadership for Change (3)

    Concentration courses (15 credits):

    • To be selected with academic adviser from suite of concentration course offerings

    Skills courses (6 credits)

    • Intro to GIS (3)
    • Advanced GIS (3)
    • Applied GIS (3)
    • Communication in the Digital Age (2)
    • Consulting Skills (1)
    • Dispute Resolution (1)
    • Diversity, Justice & Inclusion (2)
    • Field Study Trips (2-3)
    • Natural Resource Inventory: field Techniques (2)
    • Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
    • Service Learning Seminar (1)

    General Internship (3 credits)
    Capstone Project or 2nd Internship (3 credits)

    Most course offerings rotate over a 2-year cycle;  Professional Science Masters students should select courses in consultation with their academic adviser to meet additional requirements; Students who select 1 and 2 credit courses should plan carefully with their academic adviser to avoid additional cost; Students entering under a recognized partnership with AUNE should discuss degree requirements with their academic adviser.

    International Service Program

    Combine this concentration with Peace Corps service. Through the AUNE International Service Program, you can earn credit for your service tuition free and change the world.

    Career Outlook

    The diverse career paths of graduates from Self-Designed Studies reflect the unique goals of these students. Many students use the program to develop skills and expertise to advance existing careers through the development of an environmental specialty. Other students use the program to empower their environmental work with specialized skills in organizational administration, communications or field sciences. Graduates of the program are employed in every sector of environmental work, from private consulting and regulatory enforcement to education, advocacy and the arts.

    Applied Internship Requirements

    One of the hallmarks of our program is that students are required to complete at least one applied internship (3 credits), in which they gain valuable skills and build important professional networks. Students may choose to do a second internship in lieu of a final Capstone project or thesis. Examples of internships include:

    • Audubon International: Assisted in the Audubon certification of Baker Hill Golf Club in Newbury, NH, including wildlife and habitat management, integrated pest management, water conservation, outreach, and education
    • Grafton Nature Center, Grafton, VT: Designed and implemented environmental education curriculum focused on watersheds
    • Lake Sunapee Protective Association, Sunapee, NH: As Watershed Protection assistant, assisted water quality restoration projects, prepared environmental education materials, and answered local citizen’s questions about the watershed
    • Living on Earth, Somerville, MA: Researched, produced, and edited weekly environmental issues show on public radio
    • National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Washington, DC: Provided upcoming program support including a new page on the Classroom Earth website and a new educational partnership with NOAA
    • New England Wildflower Society, Framingham, MA: Assisted in teaching second and fourth grade public school classrooms about local flora
    • Pitcher Mountain Community Supported Agriculture, Keene, NH: Worked on the CSA farm including planting, harvesting, watering, and building raised beds
    • Seeds of Solidarity, Orange, MA: Developed and taught a garden program for teenagers, developed a handbook for local schools on how to create and maintain school gardens
    • Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH: Environmental educator for grades PreK-6, led classes including wildlife in winter, ice harvesting, and maple sugaring
    • Tanglewood 4H Camp and Learning Center, Lincolnville, ME: Coordinated and trained summer staff, developed environmental education curriculum, coordinated and taught day camp program
    • Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory, Keene, NH-Designed and co-facilitated educational workshops relating to citizen science initiatives
    • Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Waterbury, VT: Developed and led youth conservation crew experiences, designed and implemented a plan for a pilot AmeriCorps program at the VYCC
    • Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY: Exhibit design and interpretation projects at the Bronx Zoo; researched and evaluated existing exhibits at the zoo
    • Conservation Psychology Network/Antioch Environmental Studies Department, Keene, NH: Created book prospectus, including sample activities, for conservation psychology activity book for use by formal and nonformal educators to teach and apply principles of this growing field
    • Whole Terrain, student editor, Keene, NH: solicited authors and crafted Antioch University New England’s journal of reflective environmental practice from “zero to press”
    • Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY: Completed research interview process with children to gain a deeper understanding of ecoliteracy
    • Cool Monadnock (Partnership between Antioch New England Institute & Clean Air Cool Planet), Keene, NH: Collected energy and fuel data for municipality’s buildings to create town greenhouse gas inventory reports. Created communications plan for Cool Monadnock Neighbors Helping Neighbors program
    • Student Conservation Association, Seattle, WA: Served as crew leader for high school students doing trail work at Mt. Rainier National Park
    • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development: Worked with president on wide-variety of projects, ranging from marketing and writing articles to fundraising efforts and web creation to support creation of this international organization.
    • Life Is Good Company, Hudson, NH: Designed educational programs on site to enhance sustainability efforts
    • International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI: Developed and led interpretive tours and programs associated with crane exhibits, nature trails, ecological restoration, and other site features

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    New Science Teachers in High Demand!

    Become a science teacher who works with your students to solve compelling classroom and community-based problems. Create playful, active, and rigorous science classrooms where students design their own scientific investigations in order to answer intriguing questions, all the while meeting educational standards. Learn how to teach for engagement, act more like a coach, facilitator, and guide and effectively manage your classrooms with empathy and respect.

    Learn how to design and teach problem-solving and inquiry-based lessons in one of our three lab schools during your first semester, develop student-centered month-long units on science topics of your choice during Curriculum Design, design and teach experiential science lessons to middle and high school students in another one of our lab schools. Student teach anywhere in the country, and develop an online professional teaching portfolio that will make your job applications jump to the top of the pile.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    This concentration is the only science teacher certification graduate program in the country that is housed in an environmental studies department. Consequently, our graduate students want to infuse their middle-level science (grades 5-8) and life sciences (grades 7-12) with ecology, environmental science, and natural history.

    Because you are earning an MS in Environmental Studies along with your science teaching certification, you can pursue both formal and non-formal education careers. And for those of you who want to teach during your summers off, you can also find opportunities in non-formal educational settings like summer camps, outdoor adventure programs, science museums, nature centers, and environmental learning centers.

    Degree Requirements

    Length of Program:

    This coursework for this program can be completed in 5 semesters. Classes are held on Thursdays & Fridays, and occasional weekends. Full-time student teaching can take place almost anywhere in the country during the final semester.

    Coursework:

    To earn the MS degree with certification in either Life Sciences or Middle-Level Science you must successfully complete a minimum of 36 credits, meet the general education requirements, and satisfy the prerequisites listed below. These prerequisites do not have to be satisfied before you apply or begin the program.

    Core Areas (9 credits, select 3 out of 4 courses):

    • Earth Systems and Climate Change (3) – Required
    • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3) – Required
    • Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
    • Leadership for Change (3)

    Concentration courses (18 credits):

    • Conceptual and Human Development (3)
    • Curriculum Design (3)
    • Foundations of Science and Environmental Education (3)
    • Problem Solving Science (3)
    • Teaching Exceptional Children (2)
    • School Law (1)
    • Science Teaching Methods (3)
    • In consultation with a student’s academic adviser, other courses may be selected from the complete suite of concentration course offerings

    Skills courses (3 credits)

    • Intro to GIS (3)
    • Advanced GIS (3)
    • Applied GIS (3)
    • Communication in the Digital Age (2)
    • Consulting Skills (1)
    • Dispute Resolution (1)
    • Diversity, Justice & Inclusion (2)
    • Field Study Trips (2-3)
    • Natural Resource Inventory: field Techniques (2)
    • Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
    • Service Learning Seminar (1)
    • with permission of the academic adviser, students may substitute 2-3 credits of skills with a concentration course

    Capstone – Student Teaching (6 credits)

    Most course offerings rotate over a 2-year cycle;  Professional Science Masters students should select courses in consultation with their academic adviser to meet additional requirements; Students who select 1 and 2 credit courses should plan carefully with their academic adviser to avoid additional cost; Students entering under a recognized partnership with AUNE should discuss degree requirements with their academic adviser.

    Requirements prior to graduation (Prerequisites):
    In addition to a solid academic background in at least one science area, you must satisfactorily complete (“B” or better) courses from an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution (within the last 10 years of beginning the program), or obtain a passing score on an equivalent CLEP exam before you can be recommended for certification to the State of NH. The prerequisites do not need to be completed before attending; however, they must be satisfied for recommendation to the NH Department of Education for certification. See additional info for details

    Career Outlook

    Our graduates teach life, physical, earth, and environmental science in the middle school, and biology, AP environmental science, and ecology in the high school. All our certification graduates instill their curricula with an environmental science sustainability and ecology orientation.

    For years, 100% of AUNE’s Science Teacher Certification graduates seeking teaching roles have been hired as science teachers, often within 30 days before or after graduation. There is a critical shortage of middle level and high school science teachers in most states, and a demand for new science teachers is projected into the foreseeable future.

    Teacher certification alumni also direct after-school programs, direct and/or teach in environmental camps and outdoor leadership programs during their summer breaks, as well as write environmental and ecology curricula.

    Internships

    Teacher certification students must complete one 6-credit, 15-week full-time student teaching assignment. Student teaching occurs during the fifth and final semester. All students also participate in a weekly seminar, either virtually or at AUNE.

    Student teaching can happen in public and private middle and high schools throughout the country. While most of our students find sites in New England, recent graduates have also student taught in California, Colorado, Washington, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia. A small sampling of New England-based student teaching sites follows.

    New Hampshire

    • Contoocook Valley High School, Peterborough, NH, high school biology
    • Keene High School, Keene, NH, biology, environmental science, earth science, and oceanography
    • Keene Middle School, Keene, NH, 7th grade life science with emphasis on research design, and experimentation
    • Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, NH, honors biology and physical science
    • Monadnock Regional High School, East Swanzey, NH, 8th grade physical science
    • South Meadow Middle School, Peterborough, NH, general science and mathematics
    • Westmoreland School, Westmoreland, NH, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade earth, space, biology, and physical science
    • Soughegan High School, Amherst, NH, biology and geology

    Maine

    • Belfast Area High School, Belfast, ME, biology, environmental science
    • Camden-Rockport High School, Camden, ME, middle and high school research biology, laboratory biology, and earth science
    • Isleboro Central School, Iselboro, ME, 7th-12th grade biology and marine sciences
    • Lakes Region, Bridgton, ME, biology
    • Mary E. Taylor Middle School, Camden, ME, general science

    Massachusetts

    • R.J. Grey Junior High School, Action, MA, 8th grade general science
    • Francis W. Parker Charter School, Ayer, MA, 10th-11th grade biology; 9th-10th grade chemistry
    • Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA, biology (basic and intensive)
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Dorchester, MA, 6th and 8th grade general science, hydrology, and astronomy (bilingual science teaching)
    • Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, MA, high school biology and environmental studies
    • Shutesbury Elementary School, Shutesbury, MA, 6th grade life science
    • Wayland Middle School, Wayland, MA, 7th grade life science
    • Pentucket Regional Middle School, West Newbury, MA, 8th grade earth science

    Vermont

    • Brattleboro Area Middle School, Brattleboro, VT, life, physical, and earth science
    • Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, VT, life science, earth science
    • Compass School, Westminster West, VT, life science
    • F.H. Tuttle Middle School, Burlington, VT, 6th grade science/mathematics
    • Guilford Central School, Guilford, VT, 7th-8th grade general, physical, earth, and life science
    • Vergennes Union Junior High School, Vergennes, VT, middle school science and mathematics
    • Wilmington High School, Wilmington, VT, biology and astronomy

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    Life Science Certification Prerequisites

    You must satisfactorily complete (“B” or better) the following courses from an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution (within the last 10 years of beginning the program) or obtain a passing score on an equivalent College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam before you can be recommended for certification to the State of NH. The prerequisites do not need to be completed before attending; however, they must be satisfied for recommendation to the NH Department of Education for certification.

    • two semesters of Basic Biology with lab (molecular and cellular, CLEP accepted toward one of the two semesters)
    • one semester of Chemistry with a lab (CLEP accepted)
    • one semester of Mathematics (CLEP accepted)
    • one semester of Physics (not available at Antioch; CLEP not offered by ETS; “B” or better from Excelsior College UExcel Examination in Physics [1] accepted)

    [1] http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/physics

    Middle-Level Science Certification Prerequisites

    In addition to a solid academic background in at least one science area, you must satisfactorily complete (“B” or better) the following courses from an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution (within the last 10 years of beginning the program), or obtain a passing score on an equivalent CLEP exam before you can be recommended for certification to the State of NH. The prerequisites do not need to be completed before attending; however, they must be satisfied for recommendation to the NH Department of Education for certification.

    • one semester of Basic Biology with lab (molecular and cellular, CLEP accepted)
    • one semester of Chemistry with a lab (CLEP accepted)
    • one semester of Mathematics (CLEP accepted)
    • semester of Physics (not available at Antioch; CLEP not offered by ETS; “B” or better from Excelsior College UExcel Examination in Physics[1] accepted)

    [1] http://www.excelsior.edu/exams/physics

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

    Be a passionate advocate for environmental conservation, education, and justice.

    Learning the skills of ecological inquiry, complex problem solving, and building relationships with professional networks and local communities equips you to be an effective conservation professional in nonprofit conservation organizations, state and federal agencies, educational settings, and private consulting firms. Developing and implementing conservation plans, conducting natural resource inventories, managing land for plant and wildlife habitat, working with local communities to generate solutions to environmental problems, and teaching conservation in formal and informal educational settings are all aspects of Conservation Biology.

    This degree is offered by AU New England.


     

    Program Overview

    Students in the Conservation Biology concentration develop strong skills in natural history, ecological research, quantitative analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), environmental communication, and organizational leadership. If you join our program, you will gain deep understanding of the guiding principles of environmental studies and conservation biology, practical field experience to solve applied environmental problems, and leadership skills to facilitate solutions collaboratively.

    Requirements for our MS Degree with a concentration in Conservation Biology include a combination of foundational content courses (“Core” courses), conservation-focused courses (“Concentration” courses), and various electives, as well as research and applied internships. Graduates leave with strong interdisciplinary training that balances breadth and depth, and are able to conduct rigorous scientific study and understand the social contexts essential to forging effective conservation initiatives. By learning to link science to the conservation and management activities typical of nonprofit organizations, state and federal agencies, educational institutions, and consulting firms, our graduates are well prepared to make a real difference in the conservation world.

    Degree Requirements

    Length of Program:

    The requirements for this program can be completed in 5 semesters, and classes are held primarily on Thursdays and Fridays with some optional weekend courses. Capstone work varies in type and duration, depending upon topic and project scale.

    Coursework:

    To earn the MS degree in Environmental Studies with a Conservation Biology concentration, you must complete a minimum of 36 credits distributed as follows:

    Core Areas (9 credits, select 3 out of 4 courses):

    • Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
    • Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
    • Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
    • Leadership for Change (3)

    Concentration courses (15 credits):

    • Biostatistics (3)- Required
    • Conservation Biology (3)- Required
    • New England Flora (3)
    • Research Seminar (3)
    • Soil Ecology (3)
    • Vertebrate Ecology: Herpetology (3)
    • Vertebrate Ecology: Mammalogy (3)
    • Vertebrate Ecology: Ornithology (3)
    • Wetlands Ecology(3)
    • Wildlife and Forest Management (3)
    • In consultation with a student’s academic adviser, other courses may be selected from the complete suite of concentration course offerings

    Skills courses (6 credits)

    • Intro to GIS (3)
    • Advanced GIS (3)
    • Applied GIS (3)
    • Communication in the Digital Age (2)
    • Consulting Skills (1)
    • Dispute Resolution (1)
    • Diversity, Justice & Inclusion (2)
    • Field Study Trips (2-3)
    • Natural Resource Inventory: field Techniques (2)
    • Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
    • Service Learning Seminar (1)
    • with permission of the academic adviser, students may substitute 2-3 credits of skills with a concentration course

    General Internship (3 credits)
    Capstone Project or 2nd Internship (3 credits)

    Capstone Project (choose one of the capstone options below):

    • Master’s Project: Typically a descriptive, applied independent research project (e.g., a natural resource inventory of a local, regional, or national conservation property)
    • Master’s Thesis: Typically an experimental independent research project that may be fundamental or applied (e.g., the effect of salt marsh restoration on shellfish populations in the Gulf of Maine)
    • Collaborative Service Initiative. An interdisciplinary, small-group project with students from other MS concentrations in which the team conducts a short-term (3-5 months) service project for a local, regional, or national environmental organization

    Most course offerings rotate over a 2-year cycle;  Professional Science Masters students should select courses in consultation with their academic adviser to meet additional requirements; Students who select 1 and 2 credit courses should plan carefully with their academic adviser to avoid additional cost; Students entering under a recognized partnership with AUNE should discuss degree requirements with their academic adviser.

    International Service Program

    You may wish to combine this concentration with Peace Corps service. Through the AUNE International Service Program, you can earn credit for your service tuition-free and change the world.

    Certificates

    If you’d like to gain deeper training and expertise to complement your MS degree, consider adding coursework to earn a certificate in GIS, Conservation Psychology, Environmental and Sustainability Education, Climate Change Education, or Food Justice and Resilient Communities.

    AUNE Environmental Studies Centers

    To enrich your academic training and build your skills, become involved with any of our on-campus centers:

    Professional Science Master’s

    Antioch University New England is the only graduate school in New Hampshire partnered with the United States Council of Graduate Schools to allow our Environmental Studies students to gain a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) designation for their MS degree. A PSM designation complements the MS degree by showing prospective employers that our graduates have deep training in both STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and professional skills in business (e.g., finance, grant and proposal writing), communication, leadership, and regulation (e.g., management, administration, program evaluation). The PSM designation is optional; read more about it here.

    Career Outlook

    Graduates from our Conservation Biology concentration have various important leadership roles in environmental conservation around the world. Some alums go on to doctoral work in ecology and conservation, many are publishing their research, and all are making the world a better place. Here are some examples of the exciting conservation careers our alums are currently pursuing around the world:

    • Environmental Steward, The Nature Conservancy, Montpelier, VT
    • Environmental Compliance Specialist, New York City Department of Environmental Conservation
    • Research Scientist in Soil Ecology, University of New Hampshire
    • Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, Milwaukee, WI
    • Director of Environmental Programs and Sustainability, Vermont Academy
    • Coastal and Marine Planning Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Great Lakes, MI
    • Project Manager, Ugalla Primate Project, Kigoma, Tanzania
    • Biological Technician, Forest Health Monitoring Team, National Park Service
    • Science Director, Harris Center for Conservation Education, Harrisville, NH
    • Director of Land Protection and Stewardship, Mohonk Preserve, NY
    • Stewardship Director, Monadnock Conservancy, NH
    • Natural Resources Environmental Coordinator, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, MA
    • Environmental Specialist, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    • Environmental Scientist, Professional Environmental Engineers, St. Louis, MO
    • Adjunct Professor of Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science, various colleges and universities
    • Research Ecologist, US Forest Service
    • Ecology and Environmental Science Teacher, Milbrook School, Milbrook, NY
    • Environmental Consultant, Wilkinson Ecological Design, Orleans, MA
    • Research Associate, Sample6 Technologies, Boston, MA
    • Raptor Observatory Coordinator, NH Audubon Society
    • Land Project Manager, Winnakee Land Trust, Rhinebeck, NY
    • Fish and Wildlife Technician, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
    • Park Ranger, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation
    • Nature Instructor, Lamoille County Conservation District, VT
    • Founder and Creative Director, Roots and Trails, Montpelier, VT
    • Environmental Studies Teacher, Community College of VT, Montpelier, VT
    • Program Associate, Bird Friendly Community, National Audubon Society
    • Conservation Planner, Williston, VT
    • Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs, Landmark College, VT
    • Energy Educator, VT Energy Education Program
    • Scientist, EcoAdapt
    • Birding and Nature Guide, Manu, HI Conservation Birding and Nature Tours
    • Regional Editor, North American Birds Quarterly
    • eBird Regional Reviewer, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
    • Plant Propagator and Facilities Coordinator, New England Wildflower Society
    • GIS Analyst, Zayo Group
    • Research Technician, CO Division of Wildlife

    Applied Internship Requirements

    One of the hallmarks of our program is that students are required to complete at least one applied internship (3 credits), in which they gain valuable skills and build important professional networks. Students may choose to do a second internship in lieu of a final Capstone project or thesis. Examples of internships include:

    • Loon monitoring and research with the Biodiversity Research Institute in Maine
    • Tracking endangered turtles in Florida wetlands
    • Conducting research on shark ecology at the Cape Eleuthera Island School in the Bahamas
    • Researching Atlantic salmon restoration for the Department of Environmental Protection in Connecticut
    • Studying rare and endangered plants at the New Hampshire Division of Forest and Lands
    • Surveying and monitoring alpine vegetation for the Adirondack Mountain Club in New York
    • Working on an agroforestry restoration project at Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica
    • Conducting wetland plant inventories at Cape Cod National Seashore
    • Restoring wild lupine and karner blue butterflies with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in New Hampshire