FAQs

Global Group FAQs

How are courses presented online?

Online courses are presented using the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas, which incorporates an easy-to-use interface, simple navigation, and allows for consistent interaction among instructors and participants.

Are any face-to-face interactions required?

Yes. Face-to-face interactions take place over Skype call conferences with instructors, mentors, and participants.

Who teaches AAIE Institute’s courses?

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

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.

Can I take just one of the eight courses?

Yes. Each class focuses on a different aspect of international school leadership. You can decide to focus on only a few key areas of development.

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.

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. Graduate credit is available through Wilkes University, which offers a Master’s Degree in International School Leadership in as little as two years. Here is a complete course listing for the Master of Science Degree in International School Leadership.

How long will it take me to complete the Institute program?

Participants who take the courses consecutively can complete the program in two years.

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

No. However, AAIE members are offered reduced tuition.

Global Group Registration and Payment FAQs

How do I register for the AAIE Institute?

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 00.1.716.855.2250 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 00.1.716.855.2250 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 00.1.716.855.2250 or contact@AAIEInstitute.org.

Regional Cohort FAQs

How are the courses presented online?

Online courses are presented using the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas, which incorporates an easy-to-use interface, simple navigation, and allows for consistent interaction among instructors and participants.

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.

Who teaches AAIE Institute’s courses?

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

How long will it take me to complete the Institute 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?

No. The Regional Cohort is intentionally 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 participants need to take one course at a time they should enroll 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.

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. Graduate credit is available through Wilkes University, which offers a master’s degree in International School Leadership in as little as two years. The following is a course listing for the Master of Science Degree in International School Leadership.

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

No. However, AAIE members are offered reduced tuition cost.

Regional Cohort Registration and Payment FAQs

How do I register for the AAIE Institute?

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 00.1.716.855.2250 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 00.1.716.855.2250 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 00.1.716.855.2250 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 two classes at a time, both 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?

All eight of the AAIE Institute courses cost $1200 per course. 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?

The Educational Leadership Ed.D tuition rate for the 2016-2017 academic year is $624 (USD) per credit.
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