Education at Aquinas College
Master in Education (M.Ed.)
Accelerated Master in Education (AME)
This program prepares participants for initial teacher certification at either the elementary or secondary level. Cohort participants secure clinical placements to support their content-area preparation and complete courses that meet on Monday or Tuesday evenings, and two Saturday mornings a month. Courses may be face-to-face or online.
The AME program is ideally suited for paraprofessionals, individuals on temporary/emergency permits, or long-term substitute teachers. Accepted participants who are not able to fulfill all their clinical field work, can extend their program to complete a semester of traditional student teaching.
Each candidate is evaluated on a case-by-case basis in order to ensure that all professional preparation competencies have been met prior to being recommended for certification.
Application deadlines happen annually as follows
- Round 1: April 15
- Round 2: May 1
Testing information and study materials can be found at Testing Information. Additionally, candidates must achieve passing scores on associated Michigan Teacher Tests for Certification (MTTC) subject area examinations before they can be recommended for certification by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).
M.Ed. candidates must complete all degree requirements within five years of enrollment in their first graduate education course.
Interested applicants can schedule an advising appointment by selecting Advising Graduate Appointment.