Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How and when will I receive my course grade and how do I order an official transcript.
A. You will receive an “official grade” within two weeks from the date of which course grades are submitted to Endicott College. Your grade will be mailed directly from Endicott College via the US Postal Service. PLEASE NOTE: If you are taking courses for initial certification the MDOE Certification department requires an “official Transcript”. You may request an “official transcript” from Endicott College online – https://cars.endicott.edu/cgi-bin/public/trans11pd.cgi (Please Note: Under Course Information where it asks you to indicate Courses Taken Through , please choose “other”) Cost approx $6.00.
Mail your official transcript to :
Maine Department of Education, Certification Dept.
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Q. What is the cost of your courses and how does your cost compare with other institutions, colleges and universities?
A. Our course tuition is only $895.00 – no additional charges. On average, other institutions, colleges and universities charge between $1000 to $1500 per graduate level course PLUS numerous other fees and charges.
Q. Will I be able to transfer credits from the courses I take through the Maine Educators’ Consortium, to my Master’s Program at another college?
A. Graduate credits are awarded by Endicott College, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and therefore should qualify for credit transfer. However, transfer of credit is permitted solely at the discretion of the accepting institution. It is the student’s responsibility (prior to registration) to confirm whether or not credits earned by Endicott College, via the Maine Educators’ Consortium, will be accepted by another institution.
Q. How will I be able to manage the course work while teaching full time?
A. We know how busy you are!! Our courses are designed to allow you to receive credit for time you spend in your classroom/educational setting. Our goal is to give you information, material , and projects that you can then take back to the classroom to use. Our courses are modeled after the “Make it and take it” design.
Q. Do I have to be “online” at the same time (as other students) in order to participate in discussions?
A. No, our online courses are run “Asynchronous” – meaning communication doesn’t happen at the same time. In asynchronous settings an instructor will communicate with students by “posting to a forum” a discussion topic for students to explore and respond to. Students read the instructors communication at their leisure and respond with their own postings (within a specified time limit). Students and instructor do not need to be “online” at the same time as discussions will be conducted via “postings”.