Greene County News Report
YELLOW SPRINGS – Antioch University Midwest has launched three new programs in partnership Warren County Educational Service Center (Warren County ESC) in Lebanon. 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.
Programs combine on-site and online learning at a discounted rate to make it easier for students to earn a master’s degree in Education (MEd) and a teaching license.
“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 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, Oct. 5 and classes begin Monday, Oct. 12. Applications for classes starting in January will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 11. Learn more at antiochmidwest.edu/wcesc or call 937-769-1818 for more information.