Partnership is one of many new initiatives with educational organizations designed to help students advance their careers
In the latest of Antioch University Midwest’s (AUM) partnerships with external organizations to offer new, flexible learning opportunities for adult students, it has launched three new programs with the Warren County Educational Service Center (Warren County ESC) in Lebanon, Ohio. The programs include a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, with a Professional Concentration in Coaching and Mentoring, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership leading to a second license in Special Education – Mild to Moderate, and a licensure program to obtain a second teaching license only in Special Education – Mild to Moderate. They combine on-site and online learning at a discounted rate to make it easier than ever for students to earn a master’s degree in Education (MEd) and a teaching license at a reduced rate.
“The traditional higher education model where students go away to school for four or more years isn’t flexible, affordable or tailored enough for today’s modern adult learner,” said Hays Moulton, Chair of Advanced Programs for the School of Education at Antioch University Midwest. “Our approach to partnering with high quality institutions offers career-minded students more options to fit school into their professional lives without sacrificing their personal ones.”
Warren County ESC provides resources to educators and school districts to create positive learning opportunities for students, and is uniquely positioned to dovetail with AUM’s nationally recognized School of Education. AUM recently announced cooperative partnerships with Sinclair Community College and Clark State Community College in the Dayton area.
The latest innovative partnership with Warren County ESC features an accelerated curriculum where courses are completed in seven weeks, and combine personal on-site classes in Lebanon with flexible online learning. Classes are taught through the cohort model where academic peers collaborate closely on all coursework, building a student’s network and perspectives. The reduced rate per credit hour and financial aid options make the programs more affordable than those offered through traditional institutions, and the programs are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
AUM and Warren County ESC are currently accepting applications to the program. Applications for Fall semester are due Monday, October 5 and classes begin Monday, October 12. Applications for classes starting in January will be accepted through Friday, December 11.
About Warren County Educational Service Center
The Warren County Educational Service Center believes that education is a cooperative process that involves administrators, teachers, students, parents and the community in promoting excellent educational programs through a constant cycle of diagnosis of need, implementation and evaluation. Recognizing that each district is unique and diverse, programs and services are designed to enhance the sharing of resources and working together cooperatively. Our ultimate goal is for all students to have positive learning opportunities which we strive to achieve through teamwork, effective leadership and mutual support.