FAQs

General FAQs

How are courses presented online?

Each online course in the program is offered through the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas, which incorporates an easy-to-use interface, simple navigation, and allows for consistent interaction among instructors and participants. Most of the coursework is completed asynchronously (at your own pace) with due dates that are clearly laid out at the beginning of each course.

Who teaches or mentors AAIE Institute’s courses?

Our instructors and mentors are experienced international school leaders who offer real-life strategies and solutions for the unique challenges of international education. Meet some of our instructors and mentors.

How large are the class sizes?

The current class average is 15 students. We believe that smaller class sizes allow participants to more easily share personal experiences and situations, get to know one another, and have an opportunity to deeply explore topics that are important to today’s international school leaders.

Do I need to be an AAIE member in order to take Institute courses?

No. However, AAIE members are offered reduced tuition.

Is accreditation or graduate credit available for Institute courses?

Yes. Participants who complete all eight AAIE Institute courses earn a certificate of completion and are recognized as an AAIE Fellow. Courses can be used towards master’s or doctoral degrees at Wilkes University.

Global Group FAQs

Are any face-to-face interactions required?

Yes. Virtual, synchronous face-to-face interactions take place over Skype, through the conferencing tool in Canvas, or via another selected tool with instructors, mentors, and participants. Instructors or mentors will reach out to participants to establish a date and time that works best for everyone, taking into consideration work schedules, external commitments, and time zones.

Can I take just one of the eight courses?

Yes. Each class focuses on a different aspect of international school leadership. You can focus on only a few key areas of development, customizing your course selections to meet your professional needs or interests.

Do I have to start the program with a certain course?

No. We have a rolling admissions policy that allows you to join the program at any point. Find out more about upcoming AAIE Institute courses.

How long will it take me to complete the global group program?

Participants who take the courses consecutively can complete the program in 2-3 years.

Global Group Registration and Payment FAQs

How do I register for the AAIE Institute’s global group?

Simply complete the online registration form. After submitting the completed form, you will receive an email confirmation. For more information or to register by phone, please contact us at 00-1-866-757-2527 or contact@AAIEInstitute.org.

How do I pay for my course?

Payments are accepted online at AAIEInstitute.com/pay. If you are interested in graduate credit or prefer to register by phone, please contact us at 00-1-866-757-2527 or contact@AAIEInstitute.org.

I need an invoice or a receipt for my course. How can I get one?

We are happy to assist you. Please contact us at 00-1-866-757-2527 or contact@AAIEInstitute.org.

Regional Cohort FAQs

Are any face-to-face interactions required?

Yes. Regional cohort participants enroll in a hybrid course that takes place just prior to a regional conference. Each course in the program may offer a virtual, synchronous interaction that takes place over Skype, through the conferencing tool in Canvas, or via another selected tool. Instructors or mentors will reach out to participants to establish a date and time that works best for everyone, taking into consideration work schedules, external commitments, and time zones.

How long will it take me to complete the regional cohort program?

Participants who enroll in the regional cohort can finish the program in approximately four semesters or just over one calendar year.

Can I take just one of the eight courses at a time?

No. The regional cohort is designed so that a certificate can be earned in approximately four semesters. As such, participants will be enrolled in two courses at a time. If you need to take one course at a time you should consider enrolling in the global group courses.

Do I have to start the program with a certain course?

Yes. As part of the regional cohort, the scope and sequence of the courses have been determined to maximize efficiency. Regional cohort courses begin at a local (predetermined) regional conference.

Regional Cohort Registration and Payment FAQs

How do I register for a regional cohort?

Simply complete the online registration form. After submitting the completed form, you will receive an email confirmation. For more information or to register by phone, please contact us at 00-1-866-757-2527 or contact@AAIEInstitute.org.

How do I pay for my courses?

Payments are accepted online at AAIEInstitute.com/pay-cohort. If you are interested in graduate credit or prefer to register by phone, please contact us at 00-1-866-757-2527 or contact@AAIEInstitute.org.

I need an invoice or a receipt for my course. How can I get one?

We are happy to assist you. Please contact us at 00-1-866-757-2527 or contact@AAIEInstitute.org.

When do I have to pay?

Payment needs to be received before the first day of class.

Can I pay for one class at a time?

No. Since you will be taking more than one class at a time, all current classes will need to be paid in full, before they begin.

Master’s Degree FAQs

Do I have to apply separately for the Master’s program?

Yes. To apply for the Master of Science Degree International School Leadership, complete an application with Wilkes University.

Is additional coursework necessary to obtain the Master of Science degree in International School Leadership?

Yes. Four additional online courses offered solely through the Wilkes University are required to complete this degree. Find out more about the program at Wilkes University.

What is the cost for Master’s degree courses?

AAIE Institute online classes cost $978 for graduate credit, while the mentorship course cost is $1200. Wilkes University tuition rates apply to the four additional courses offered directly from that university.

Educational Leadership Ed.D FAQs

Do I have to apply separately for the Educational Leadership Ed.D Program?

Yes. To apply for the Ed.D, you must complete an application with Wilkes University.

Is additional coursework necessary in order to obtain the Educational Leadership Ed.D?

Yes. If seven AAIE Certificate Courses are taken post-Master’s, only 10 additional Wilkes University courses, along with a dissertation, are required. See more program information.

What is the cost of Ed.D courses?

AAIE Institute online classes cost $978 for graduate credit, while the mentorship course cost is $1200. Wilkes University tuition rates apply to the additional courses offered directly from that university.
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