In 2009, the Maine Educators’ Consortium approached Endicott College, an accredited and reputable higher education institution, with an academic partnership proposal. The goal of this partnership was to work collaboratively with an accredited institution to provide quality, college-accredited, certification and professional development courses for Maine educators.
Following Endicott College’s academic rigor and standards, MEC creates and submits Maine specific course proposals to Endicott College’s Associate Dean of Graduate Education Programs. Proposed syllabi are scrutinized and approved by the Associate Dean of Graduate Education Programs. Courses are delivered through MEC’s web-based online venue, Moodle. Instructors are initially interviewed by Maine Educators’ Consortium Executive Director then subsequently vetted and approved or denied by the Associate Dean of Graduate Education Programs. MEC instructors hold Master’s or Doctorate Degree. Criteria for Instructor approval, includes academic background, professional experience, references, communication skills and teaching capabilities. Supervision of courses, instructors, student performance, and adherence to academic policy is governed by MEC’s Executive Director and closely monitored by the Associate Dean of Graduate Education Program. Course registrations and tuition are collected by MEC and sent to Endicott College. MEC abides by Endicott College’s refund policy. Upon course completion, student grades are submitted to Endicott College Registrar’s office, via MEC, for distribution. Students taking courses through MEC are enrolled as official Endicott College students thus are entitled to services and resources provided by Endicott College. Official grade reports, transcripts, and college credits are issued directly from Endicott College’s Registrars Office. Courses taken through MEC may be transferrable, dependent upon the receiving institution of higher education.
In the summer of 2016 MEC and Endicott became official “Partners in Education” when the Maine State Board of Education approved* Endicott College’s application to do business in Maine. MEC in Partnership with Endicott College is happy to continue offering relevant courses for Maine Educators under the strict supervision of operational policies by Endicott College’s Associate Dean of Graduate Education Programs.
MEC/Endicott’s is proud to announce the the expansion of our academic offerings to include a new Masters of Education – Administrative Leadership non-licensure program**. Master of Education – Administration course syllabi are provided by Endicott College, and carried out through MEC. The Endicott College, Van Loan School, Masters program is scheduled to begin in January 2017. For more information about the Masters of Education – Administrative Leadership Program please click here or see “OFFERINGS” tab above.
*MEC/Endicott Partnership will be reviewed for compliance in July of 2017
Disclaimer: MEC/Endicott College Masters in Administration Leadership program is a Non-Certificate/Non-Licensure degree program. It is a student’s responsibility to consult with their Certification/Licensing agent to identify state and individual specific certification requirements. Maine Department of Education- Certification Department, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023 207-624-6603 https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/requirements.html
Disclaimer: MEC/Endicott College Professional Education courses are not considered as part of a degree granting program and are not part of any specific program addressing completion of certification/licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with their Certification/Licensing agent to identify specific state and individual certification/licensure requirements. Maine Department of Education- Certification Department, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023 207-624-6603 https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/requirements.html