Recognizing need for student accessibility, AUM also keeps tuition rate flat for all other programs
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio—Commitment to higher education access and citing the state’s immediate need for educators, Antioch University Midwest has lowered its tuition rate by 7.25 percent for its School of Education graduate programs and kept tuition flat for its other academic programs for the 2013 – 14 academic year.
According to School of Education Director Dr. Marian Glancy, with the number of teachers who are expected to retire within the next 3-5 years and the limited number of students in K-12 teacher preparation programs, there will be a shortage of teachers. Experts are also projecting another wave of retirements by 2015, “It’s something we have to deal with over the next two to three years,” said David Varda, Executive Director of the Ohio Association for School Business Officials, in news stories published earlier this year.
The greatest need in Ohio for 2013-14, according to US Department of Education, is for teachers in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Special Education. Antioch University Midwest School of Education has masters and licensure programs in all of these high need fields.
“With the anticipated shortfall of teachers in the state and Antioch University Midwest’s commitment to make higher education more accessible to those who want to be teachers, lowering our program’s tuition was the right thing to do,” Glancy said.
Employment mobility and mid-career changes have increased the number of professionals looking to transfer their skills and experience into the classroom by teaching in the Dayton area and beyond.
Antioch University Midwest provides a unique high touch quality experience in preparing teachers to work in schools by emphasizing the importance of putting educational theory into practice. Our programs are accelerated and offer working adults the opportunity to earn a teaching license with M.Ed. by attending classes two evenings per week in a supportive cohort environment, finishing the program in two years.
Antioch University Midwest offers the following Ohio Teacher Licensure programs:
- B.A. Early Childhood Education (BA/ECE)
- M.Ed. Early Childhood Education (ECE) PK-3
- M.Ed. Middle Childhood Education (MCE) 4-9
- M.Ed. Adolescent & Young Adult Education (AYA) 7-12
- M.Ed. Special Education: Intervention Specialist – Mild to Moderate (EDS) K-12
Education Endorsements are available to enhance educators’ qualifications and make them more marketable:
- Teacher Leader
- Reading K-12
- Middle Childhood Generalist 4-6
- Early Childhood Generalist 4-5
Application deadline for Fall 2013 for School of Education programs is July 22
The School of Education at Antioch University Midwest is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
More information about School of Education programs is available online.
About Antioch University Midwest: Antioch University Midwest is one of the five campuses of Antioch University, an institution proud of serving adult learners and their specific needs for twenty five years. Antioch University is a not for profit 501c3 multi-campus university of more than 4,000 students who study at the Antioch Midwest campus in Yellow Springs, OH, and at campuses in Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Keene, New Hampshire, online and around the world!
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