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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrative Learning (Master of Education)

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The Master of Education in Integrative Education is a three-semester, 36-credit online program offered in collaboration with The Institute for Educational Studies (TIES), an organization dedicated to integrative and holistic approaches to learning since 1987. Integrative learning is a process that transcends the boundaries of traditional education in a search for meaning beyond the separation of disciplines. It incorporates an ecological world-view that is interdisciplinary and socially transformative.

The program compels individuals to develop systematic approaches to teaching and learning and includes practical strategies for designing learning environments that meet the needs of a culture in rapid transition.

This program enables educators to expand on their existing knowledge and explore an Area of Emphasis. This Emphasis Area is a reflection of the learner’s passionate interests or professional development aspiration and accounts for one-third of the credits required for graduation. Students choose a particular project or a burning interest and situate it as the context for their studies and the faculty helps provide the resources for that exploration. The integrative learning framework provides the context for all academic explorations. We identify this context as one that builds a sustainable future. Students start new collaboratives in September. Our “all online” program embraces dialogue as the communication context. Students work in collaborative colloquia as part of an online learning community. Through this online program we have reached over 400 students in 42 countries.

Note: The Integrative Learning program is NOT linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.

Admission Requirements

All candidates must apply online at: www.endicott.edu/Van-Loan/Van-Loan-Admissions

Applicants should submit the following to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
  • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
  • Interview with the program director (only required for some programs)
  • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

Requirements for admission include an undergraduate bachelor’s degree and written responses to questions that are part of the application process. We are looking for self-directed learners who enjoy serious inquiry and are interested in applying and expanding concepts for lifelong learning. All pertinent program and application materials are located on our website http://www.ties-edu.org.

International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

Program of Study

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