All students entering the new AIU programs must be certified teachers who can share their own experiences teaching in K-12 classrooms. This allows students to build their skill set, share best practices and take their education to the next level. In addition, AIU students have the opportunity to learn from faculty who bring real-life experiences from working in and with school districts across the country.Tailored to Teachers' Needs AIU's flexible online programs allow teachers to complete their degree while juggling the demands of their own students and their busy lives outside of the classroom. A pioneer in adaptive learning technology, AIU understands how to foster academic success. With the intelli path platform, students can spend their time where they need it most, skipping over what they already know and focusing on what they have yet to learn. "Integrating intelli path into our Master of Education ensures individual student needs are met throughout the program's entirety," said Dr. Robert Manzer, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at AIU. "These new specializations not only deliver a contemporary review of current education practices, but our adaptive learning technology lets students focus their valuable time where they need it and take control of their own progress." Courses for Today's Classroom As K-12 classrooms continue to evolve, AIU offers a variety of courses that address the need to prepare educators for today's teaching environment. From how to reduce bullying and encourage diversity to strategies for leveraging social media for learning purposes, the new M.Ed. programs offer a comprehensive mix of informative and hands-on material for the modern-day teacher. To that end, the curriculum includes such courses as:
- The Diverse Secondary Classroom - Students will explore a variety of strategies and techniques for working with K-12 students with different social and emotional needs to solve issues such as bullying and encourage embracing those different from them.
- Managing the Elementary Learning Environment - Using technology tools, students will create plans to maximize efficiency in the classroom and leverage research on behavioral problems to create a behavioral management plan.
- Researching Resources for the Classroom - This course examines how to utilize a variety of resources for teaching, from identifying and applying for grant opportunities to developing community partnerships.
24/7 Resources Every Step of the WayAll students have 24/7 access to tech support and have multiple ways through AIU's online portal to connect with the faculty - seasoned professionals who boast backgrounds in areas such as student counseling, administration and classroom teaching. The AIU Online library offers a variety of resources and services specifically in support of the M.Ed. program, including access to more than 4,000 journals, eBooks, reference books and web resources. Students in the M.Ed. program also have access to dedicated library instruction, program-specific research tutorials, and a staff of librarians to support the learning process from day one through graduation, further positioning educators for success. The two new specializations allow teachers to complete the program in 12 months and bring total AIU M.Ed. specialization offerings to six, rounding out a comprehensive program that includes focus areas in everything from Adult Education and Training to Instructional Design and Technology. Enrollment began June 29, 2015, with the first session of online classes beginning July 20, 2015. To learn more about AIU, visit www.aiuniv.edu. About American InterContinental University: Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, healthcare, IT, criminal justice and education at campuses in Atlanta and Houston and an Internet-based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Additional information is available at www.hlcommission.org. AIU is a member of the Career Education network of universities, colleges and institutes. For more information, visit www.aiuniv.edu. American InterContinental University cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Transferability of credits is at the sole discretion of the receiving institution. AIU's M.Ed. program does not provide teacher certification. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at www.aiuniv.edu/disclosures. 1Eduventures Inc. research, "Adaptive Learning Memo," and American InterContinental University research, "Adaptive Learning Online M.Ed. Competitive Audit," June 2015