FAQs2019-02-01T10:16:36-05:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take courses through the AAIE Institute?2019-01-29T12:50:48-05:00

Our courses are designed for new and aspiring school leaders. However, anyone with an interest in international education is welcome to take our courses.

Do I need to be an AAIE member in order to take Institute courses?2019-01-29T12:50:30-05:00

No, you do not need to be an AAIE member to take Institute courses.

Can I take just one course through the Institute?2019-01-29T12:50:12-05:00

Yes. Each course addresses 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.

How does the application process work?2019-02-11T11:42:47-05:00

Simply complete the online registration form. After submitting the completed form, you will be contacted by a member of our team to arrange payment and to find out more about accessing your cours(es). For more information or to register by phone, please contact us at 00-1-866-757-2527 or contact@AAIEInstitute.org.

How much does each course cost?2019-01-29T12:59:16-05:00

Each AAIE Institute course costs $675 (non-graduate credit). If you would like to receive graduate credit from Wilkes University, the cost per course is $978 per course. Should you choose to initially enroll at the $675 rate and decide to pursue graduate credit at a later date, you will be asked to pay the difference in cost. Note that additional courses are required for the master’s and doctoral programs offered in partnership with Wilkes University. Pricing is based on current tuition rates.

How do I pay for a course?2019-01-29T12:59:46-05:00

Currently we do not accept payment online. We will reach out to you with instructions for payment. If you are interested in registering by phone, please contact us at 00-1-866-757-2527.

How do I request an invoice or receipt for my course?2019-01-29T13:00:23-05:00

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

What should I expect from the course experience?2019-01-29T13:01:11-05:00

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 between you and your instructor. Coursework is completed asynchronously (at your own pace) within 45 calendar days in a 1:1 (one instructor/one participant) environment. Assignments are submitted at the end of each module, are scored against a rubric, and are returned to you with customized feedback designed to improve your professional practice. Your instructor is available to you for any questions or concerns throughout your course experience.

Who teaches the courses?2019-02-11T11:43:06-05:00

All Institute instructors have specialized skill sets and experience in different facets of leadership and education. Many of our instructors are experienced international school leaders who offer real-life strategies and solutions for the unique challenges of international education. Meet our instructors.

Is accreditation or graduate credit available?2019-01-29T13:06:36-05:00

Yes. You will receive a certificate upon completion of each course. If you complete all seven AAIE Institute courses you will be recognized as an AAIE fellow. AAIE Institute courses can be applied towards masters or doctoral degrees at Wilkes University.

Are any face-to-face interactions required?2019-01-29T13:07:13-05:00

Upon request, virtual, synchronous face-to-face interactions may take place over Skype, through the conferencing tool in Canvas, or via another selected conferencing tool. In the event you request a face-to-face interaction, the instructor will reach out to you to establish a date and time that works best, taking into consideration work schedules, external commitments, and time zones.

Do I have to apply separately for the master’s program?2019-02-11T11:42:55-05:00

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

Is additional coursework necessary to obtain the Master of Science in International School Leadership?2019-01-29T13:10:54-05:00

Yes. You must complete three additional online courses which are offered through Wilkes University to complete this degree. Find out more about the program at Wilkes University.

What is the cost for master’s degree courses?2019-01-29T13:11:33-05:00

AAIE Institute online classes cost $978 for graduate credit. Wilkes University tuition rates apply for the three additional courses required for completion of your master’s degree.

Do I have to apply separately for the Educational Leadership Ed.D. Program?2019-01-29T13:13:00-05:00

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.?2019-01-29T13:13:53-05:00

Yes. If you complete seven AAIE Certificate courses (post-master’s degree) you must complete 10 additional Wilkes University courses — along with a dissertation. Access more program information here.

What is the cost of Ed. D. courses?2019-01-29T13:14:30-05:00

AAIE Institute online courses cost $978 for graduate credit. Wilkes University tuition rates apply to the additional courses offered directly from the university.

What is a cohort?2019-08-28T14:57:02-05:00

Our cohort-model online courses have a specific start and end date. Move through each course with a small group of other aspiring school leaders. Find out more about upcoming cohorts.

What should I expect from the cohort-model course experience?2019-08-28T14:51:07-05:00

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 between you and your instructor. Coursework is completed asynchronously (at your own pace) over a seven-week period. Assignments are submitted at the end of each module, are scored against a rubric, and are returned to you with customized feedback designed to improve your professional practice. Your instructor is available to you for any questions or concerns throughout your course experience.

What is the peer feedback forum?2019-08-28T14:52:14-05:00

Just because you are taking a self-paced class online, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice collaboration. Your course experience includes an opportunity to interface with other participants who have responded to central themes related to the course outcomes. The list of Assignments includes a Peer Feedback Forum. This forum asks a question related to the course content and your professional experience. Once you respond to the question, you will be able to review how others have responded; score their content, critical thinking, and connections to professional practice on a rubric; and offer feedback.

What should I expect from the self-paced course experience?2019-08-28T14:53:01-05:00

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 between you and your instructor. Coursework is completed asynchronously (at your own pace) within 45 calendar days in a 1:1 (one instructor/one participant) environment. Assignments are submitted at the end of each module, are scored against a rubric, and are returned to you with customized feedback designed to improve your professional practice. Your instructor is available to you for any questions or concerns throughout your course experience.

Do I have to start the program with a certain course or at a certain time?2019-08-28T14:58:01-05:00

No. We have a rolling admissions policy that allows you to join the program and start with any course. You may take up to two AAIE courses at a time. However, if you choose to take a course with a cohort, each cohort has a specific start and end date.

What is the cost of the program?2019-08-28T14:54:15-05:00

Each of our seven online courses cost $675 regardless of the format. If you would like to earn graduate credit through Wilkes University, the cost of each course is $978. To learn more about our pricing, please visit our Pricing and Payment Terms page [https://www.aaieinstitute.org/about/pricing-payment-terms/].