Sep 17, 2021  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
  
University Catalog 2021-2022

Antioch University New England


AU New England

Welcome to Antioch University New England!

The different campuses and programs that comprise this distinctive university are delivered in a variety of formats through our campuses and online. As you look at the offerings of the New England campus you should know a bit more about what makes us unique.

Our programs and community

At Antioch New England we offer a wide range of graduate degrees and certificates delivered in a variety of instructional formats including low residency, online, as well as face-to-face. Our students are adult learners, many with several years of professional experience before they enroll in one of our programs, while some enter directly from their undergraduate program. These various levels of experiences become part of our classrooms and community at large, and faculty see our students as colleagues as well as students. Lifelong relationships, between students and faculty and students with their peers, remains a hallmark of the AUNE experience.

The campus is located in Keene, NH, (population 23,000), the only city in rural Cheshire County. Our students are an important part of the community, completing practica, internships, and offering community service as part of their academic experience. AUNE students and graduates have also had a huge impact on the Monadnock region through their studies at Antioch. The Monadnock Coop in Keene was a master’s project of an Environmental Studies student. Numerous others have been deeply involved in local K-12 schools and Keene State College as leaders and teachers. Others have assisted in founding the Monadnock International Film Festival and the recent Walldogs project. Many others are mental health professionals in the area. The AUNE impact on Southwest New Hampshire and Southern Vermont is substantial. And those students who are studying further away through our distance program are also involved in making a difference in their own towns and regions.

Our History

Antioch University New England, (AUNE), founded in 1964, was the first campus developed as a satellite of Antioch College, and is an integral part of the Antioch University system. Antioch College was founded in 1852, and Horace Mann, the famous educational reformer, was its first president. The College was among the first to have women as tenured faculty with the same pay and status as their male counterparts, and among the first to admit African Americans and women to a full curriculum. These same tenants of striving for democracy and social justice for all are threads woven through all of the current campuses of Antioch University including AUNE.

AUNE began in Putney, Vermont as the Putney Graduate School and was initially affiliated with the Putney School. It then became known as Antioch Putney, and included a semester in Putney, a semester in an urban school (sites included Washington DC and Baltimore) and a semester in Yellow Springs, OH. Antioch Putney’s initial students were mostly returning Peace Corps Volunteers. Many of these early graduates from the Putney years are still alive and well, and recall their experiences of arriving in Putney, Vermont, sometimes in the cloak of night, to a place they had never been before. Today, we continue to share the values and mission of Antioch University. Horace Mann’s famous Antioch quote, “Be ashamed to die until you have done some victory for humanity”, lives on through each and every student, faculty and staff member, and it makes me proud to be called a member of the Antioch family.

Thank you for joining us,
Shawn Fitzgerald, PhD
Provost, Antioch University New England

Campus Leadership

Provost: Shawn Fitzgerald
Associate Provost, Chief Student Services Officer: Linda Drake Gobbo
Director of Student Accounts: Dottie Shuteran
Director of Financial Aid: Amy Posner
Associate University Registrar: Suzanne Koulalis
Director of Disability Support Services: Fran Ziperstein
Primary Designated School Official (international student support): Laura Andrews
School Certifying Official (VA Benefits): Dottie Shuteran
Library Access Services Administrator: Abagail Jones

Campus Calendar

Please click here to view the Antioch University New England Academic Calendar.

Department of Applied Psychology

The department of applied psychology programs all have the study of couple and family therapy at the core. Couple and family therapists (CFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems. Through a systemic lens, CFTs approach treatment holistically by focusing on the mind, body, social contexts, and relational systems-partners, coworkers, friends, and family members-of their clients.

The Dance Movement therapy (DMT) MA program has a concentration in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT), and there are masters, doctoral and certificate programs in this therapeutic discipline as well. The master’s program in Dance/Movement Therapy at Antioch University New England (AUNE) was one of the first to be accredited by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). Students become registered dance/movement therapists (R-DMT) upon completion of the master’s degree requirements. The MA in DMT with a concentration in CFT also meets education requirements in many states for licensure as a Couple and Family Therapist

Students are required to fulfill the set of course, competency area, and internship/practicum requirements in effect for the semester and year they enrolled as a degree student. Please be sure to refer to the correct academic year when consulting these pages. If students have any questions as to which requirements they are governed by, please contact the academic department.

Special Requirements

Because these are programs of professional preparation, students must meet professional as well as academic standards. The Department of Applied Psychology adheres to the code of ethics of the following organizations: the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy and the American Dance Therapy Association. Students are required to maintain the ability to function in a professional capacity and seek help, when necessary, in managing their personal issues. Questions about personal/professional competence or ethical conduct will be discussed with students before any administrative action is taken. If resolution is not possible at the departmental level, the issues may be referred for more formal resolution through the Student Grievance Procedure. Policies and procedures employed by the programs in the Department of Applied Psychology for evaluating academic, clinical, interpersonal effectiveness, and professional behavior can be found in the individual program handbooks.

Certification and Licensing

Graduates of Applied Psychology may apply for professional credentials that recognize their level of training and experience. Credentials may be granted by national professional boards/organizations or by the regulatory boards of individual states. Generally, there are three levels:

Licensure

Licensure is a legislatively established form of regulation granted and administered by individual states. It may protect the practice of an occupation as well as regulate the use of a professional title. This makes it the most desirable credential, both for public protection (its primary purpose) as well as for members of that profession. Only states may grant licenses. State licensure establishes standards for insurance payers to use in identifying qualified practitioners. Examples of titles under current usage are marriage and family therapist or creative arts therapist.

Certification

Certification is a process of verifying one’s professional qualifications. State laws may establish certification; national professional organizations/boards may also certify. Most often this includes a written examination of one’s knowledge in the field. Certifications, memberships, and registries are not generally recognized by insurance payers, but are useful to the public in assessing a practitioner’s qualifications.

Registry or Roster

Registry or roster usually refers to a listing of those using a title or providing a service. Registries can be maintained by the profession or by the state. Some states require rostering in order to practice. Clinical Membership in AAMFT and Registry through the American Dance Therapy Association (American Dance Therapists-Registered) are examples of this level of credential. The legislature in each state establishes the criteria for licensure and an appointed board determines an individual’s eligibility for licensure. The Department has designed its programs to be consistent with the standards of the representative professional organizations. Individual states, many of which base their legislation on professional organization standards, vary as to specific coursework, number of hours of supervised practice, supervisor qualification, and other required criteria. The Department of Relational and Embodied Arts and Therapies recognizes the importance of licensing and certification as part of the preparation for professional practice and offers coursework and internships that allow students to achieve a licensable portfolio. However, because licensure is the sole province of the state regulating bodies, the Department cannot guarantee that students will be licensed or certified. It is the students’ responsibility to obtain their state’s regulations and to meet specific state requirements. This is especially important since some states require that all coursework be completed within the graduate degree program, and will not allow courses to be added at a later date. Additionally, board membership changes and new legislation may alter licensure requirements or interpretation of these requirements during a student’s program. It is the students’ responsibility to be aware of and to meet these requirements. The cost of any coursework over and above that required for the students’ program is the responsibility of the students including the cost of meeting any future changing regulations. Membership in state professional organizations and ongoing contact with licensing boards in their respective states will assist students in assuring their own eligibility for professional licensure. Core faculty members in the Department are available for advice and counsel on licensing matters but are not responsible for ensuring students’ readiness for licensure.

Changing State Licensing Requirements

AUNE, while not responsible for actions of external licensing agencies, does support both current master’s and doctoral degree students and graduates in meeting changing requirements. In doing so, we strive to be fair and consistent to all students. Therefore, if licensing requirements enacted by an external agency exceed the current degree requirements, the following options are available:

  1. For current master’s or doctoral degree students: additional coursework to satisfy licensing requirements (either existing courses or SIS’s). Current students may use elective credits, or if necessary, study an additional semester at the current per-credit rate.
  2. For graduates of master’s or doctoral degree programs: the opportunity to enroll as a non-matriculated student in either the appropriate course or, as an exception, in an SIS, at the following rate: 50% of the non-matriculated student master’s per credit tuition. This charge is less than the current per credit fee for matriculated master’s students.
Admission Requirements
Masters and Certificate Admissions Requirements
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from degree granting institution
  • Interview
  • Video Submission with Verbal Introduction and Movement Piece (DMT)
Doctorate Admissions requirements:
  • Application
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Work sample
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from degree granting institution documenting a clinical master’s degree
  • Interview

Department of Clinical Psychology

Overview

Established in 1982, the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology’s philosophy and educational model embodies the program’s place in the forefront of professional education in clinical psychology. The program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) for the maximum 10-year period (through 2027). The program prepares graduates for multiple roles in the expanding world of clinical psychology that includes not only therapy and assessment, but also supervision, management, applied research, administration, consultation, and public policy. Our academic community emphasizes a social vision of clinical psychology committed to diversity and social justice, and responsive to the needs of the region and larger society.

Psychologists who graduate from our program are likely to practice in organized groups or hold positions with a mental health/human service organization. In their professional lives, clinical psychologists will see a substantial number of clients, often the most difficult cases or in areas of particular specialty; supervise line clinicians who are likely to have been trained at the master’s level to do much of the direct service; consult, train, and teach; perform complex assessments; develop and administer programs; be involved in public policy; and conduct applied research, such as evaluating treatment effectiveness, needs assessment, or outcome and program evaluation. Our program offers opportunities for students to prepare to work in primary care and other health settings to support biopsychosocial team based healthcare.

Admissions Requirements

We use the application materials (application form including personal essays and an updated comprehensive vita) and our interview process to assess the academic, clinical, professional, and interpersonal promise of our candidates for admission to the Psy.D. program. Our primary information on academic promise comes from past academic records and standardized tests. We expect applicants to have a minimum of a B average in their undergraduate work. While most successful applicants obtain higher GRE verbal and quantitative scores, we give primary consideration to those with scores above the 30th percentile. We use other data (i.e. Analytical Writing score, Graduate GPA, recommendation letters from faculty, publications, etc.) to supplement the Undergraduate GPA and GRE scores in assessing academic promise.

All applicants should have the equivalent of at least fifteen hours of psychology-related coursework (broadly defined). Applicants must delineate the ways in which their education and work experiences are relevant to clinical psychology and/or social justice.

We encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups and seek to reflect a diverse community of students and faculty.

Other requirements include:

  • Work sample
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from degree granting institution
  • Interview

Environmental Studies Department

Overview

The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies is to educate a critical mass of visionary, effective leaders who will achieve environmental victories for a just and thriving world. We do this in a collaborative, interdisciplinary community founded on academic excellence and principles of justice.

The department offers a Doctorate in Environmental Studies; two Master of Science degrees: one in Environmental Studies with a variety of concentrations, and one in Resource Management and Administration also with several concentrations; and several certificate programs, all with environmental studies at the core. Students are educated to be interdisciplinary, open-minded, globally-thinking scholars and practitioners who are equipped to tackle today’s complex environmental problems.

Whether delivered in a face-to-face, hybrid or in a virtual format the emphasis is on interactive teaching, research, and field study or service learning opportunities.

Admission Requirements

Masters and Certificate Admissions Requirements

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from degree granting institution
  • Interview

Doctoral Admissions requirements

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Work sample
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from degree granting institution
  • Interview

 

International Service Program (Peace Corps) degree requirements:

The Department of Environmental Studies at AUNE offers students the opportunity to combine Peace Corps service with master’s study through the International Service Program (ISP). This program is available to students pursuing their 36 credit Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies (excluding the Science Teacher Certification concentration). Accepted students file program plans that will reflect the timing of their Peace Corps Service. If a student is not accepted into the Peace Corps they can continue with Antioch to complete their MS degree in the concentration to which they were initially accepted.

Students take a minimum of two semesters of coursework originating from AUNE, followed by three months of training and two years of service in the Peace Corps for which they earn 6 credits, tuition-free, as Peace Corps volunteers. These credits are awarded as one 3 credit professional internship and one 3 credit research project. Tuition and fees are also waived for students while serving in the Peace Corps. Following their Peace Corps service, students return to AUNE as needed to complete any remaining coursework and additional academic requirements including a capstone or second internship. This is a specialized program and may not be combined with other specialized programs or partnerships.

 

Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) has a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited program preparing students to become licensed clinical mental health counselors. The program promotes the development of professional identity by encouraging an active and continuous examination of one’s self as an individual, one’s self as a professional counselor, and one’s self as a social justice advocate. The program is devoted to training students from diverse backgrounds, endorsing the principles of social justice by confronting oppression and injustice, and working with underserved populations. Students are prepared, as professional counselors, to work with individuals, groups, and social systems within a multicultural global community to promote mental health and well-being for all.

There are also several concentrations available within this Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, and Post-Masters Certificates for practicing professionals in the field. These counseling programs intertwine rigorous academic coursework and experiential learning opportunities.

Students are required to fulfill the set of course, competency area, and internship/practicum requirements in effect for the semester and year they enrolled as a degree student. Please be sure to refer to the correct academic year when consulting these pages. If students have any questions as to which requirements they are governed by, please contact the Student Services office.

 

Special Requirements

Because these are programs of professional preparation, students must meet professional as well as academic standards. The Department of CMHC adheres to the code of ethics of the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Students are required to maintain the ability to function in a professional capacity and seek help, when necessary, in managing their personal issues. Questions about personal/professional competence or ethical conduct will be discussed with students before any administrative action is taken. If resolution is not possible at the departmental level, the issues may be referred for more formal resolution through the Student Grievance Procedure. Policies and procedures employed by the programs in the Department of CMHC for evaluating academic, clinical, interpersonal effectiveness, and professional behavior can be found in the individual program handbooks.

Certification and Licensing

Graduates of the Department of CMHC may apply for professional credentials that recognize their level of training and experience. Credentials may be granted by national professional boards/organizations or by the regulatory boards of individual states. Generally, there are three levels:

Licensure

Licensure is a legislatively established form of regulation granted and administered by individual states. It may protect the practice of an occupation as well as regulate the use of a professional title. This makes it the most desirable credential, both for public protection (its primary purpose) as well as for members of that profession. Only states may grant licenses. State licensure establishes standards for insurance payers to use in identifying qualified practitioners. Examples of titles under current usage are licensed clinical mental health counselor, professional counselor, or licensed alcohol and drug addictions counselor.

Certification

Certification is a process of verifying one’s professional qualifications. State laws may establish certification; national professional organizations/boards may also certify. Most often this includes a written examination of one’s knowledge in the field. The National Board of Certified Counselors offers certification as a National Certified Counselor and several specialty certifications. Certification for drug and alcohol counselors is available both through professional organizations and through state certifying bodies. Certifications, memberships, and registries are not generally recognized by insurance payers, but are useful to the public in assessing a practitioner’s qualifications.

Registry or Roster

Registry or roster usually refers to a listing of those using a title or providing a service. Registries can be maintained by the profession or by the state. Some states require rostering in order to practice. The legislature in each state establishes the criteria for licensure and an appointed board determines an individual’s eligibility for licensure.

The Department of CMHC has designed its programs to be consistent with the standards of the representative professional organizations. Individual states, many of which base their legislation on professional organization standards, vary as to specific coursework, number of hours of supervised practice, supervisor qualification, and other required criteria. The Department recognizes the importance of licensing and certification as part of the preparation for professional practice and offers coursework and internships that allow students to achieve a licensable portfolio. However, because licensure is the sole province of the state regulating bodies, the Department cannot guarantee that students will be licensed or certified. It is the students’ responsibility to obtain their state’s regulations and to meet specific state requirements. This is especially important since some states require that all coursework be completed within the graduate degree program, and will not allow courses to be added at a later date. Additionally, board membership changes and new legislation may alter licensure requirements or interpretation of these requirements during a student’s program. It is the students’ responsibility to be aware of and to meet these requirements. The cost of any coursework over and above that required for the students’ program is the responsibility of the students including the cost of meeting any future changing regulations. Membership in state professional organizations and ongoing contact with licensing boards in their respective states will assist students in assuring their own eligibility for professional licensure. Core faculty members in the Department are available for advice and counsel on licensing matters but are not responsible for ensuring students’ readiness for licensure.

Changing State Licensing Requirements

AUNE, while not responsible for actions of external licensing agencies, does support both current master’s and doctoral degree students and graduates in meeting changing requirements. In doing so, we strive to be fair and consistent to all students. Therefore, if licensing requirements enacted by an external agency exceed the current degree requirements, the following options are available:

  1. For current master’s or doctoral degree students: additional coursework to satisfy licensing requirements (either existing courses or SIS’s). Current students may use elective credits, or if necessary, study an additional semester at the current per-credit rate.
  2. For graduates of master’s or doctoral degree programs: the opportunity to enroll as a non-matriculated student in either the appropriate course or, as an exception, in an SIS, at the following rate: 50% of the non-matriculated student master’s per credit tuition. This charge is less than the current per credit fee for matriculated master’s students.
Admission Requirements

Masters and Certificate Admissions Requirements

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from degree granting institution
  • Interview

 

Department of Education

Overview

The Education Department at AUNE is the oldest graduate program in the University. For over 50 years the department has offered progressive teacher education with a focus on student-centered learning and reflective teaching practice. On campus, licensure programs for elementary, early childhood and special education with a focus on thematic, integrated curriculum, play-based education, nature-based early childhood, and special education inclusion are offered. The world class low residency Waldorf Teacher Training Program offers the only fully accredited graduate degree option in the United States, and includes an opportunity for combined Waldorf and public school teacher certification. Finally, the Experienced Educators program offers fully online master’s degrees and graduate certificates for working teachers with unique concentrations including Place-Based Education, Mindfulness for Educators, Reggio Emilia Approach, Problem-Based Learning, Trauma Informed Teaching, and Humane Education. The Self-Designed concentration allows students to combine concentrations to meet specific professional goals. Online classes are small and personalized and students have the opportunity to work with amazing faculty from around the country.

The Department of Education at Antioch University New England offers Master’s degree and Certificate programs in three distinct areas of study.

Admission Requirements

Masters and Certificate Admissions Requirements

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Essay (not required for Trauma Informed Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, and Dyslexia Studies certificates)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (not required for Trauma Informed Education , Reggio Emilia Approach, and Dyslexia Studies certificates)
  • Official transcripts from degree granting institution
  • Interview

 

Elementary, Early Childhood, and General Special Education NH State Licensure Pathway (Integrated Learning)

AUNE has approval from the New Hampshire State Board of Education to endorse students for initial licensure in: Elementary Education, Elementary/Early Childhood Education, and Elementary/General Special Education. All programs are embedded in the degree M.Ed. in Elementary Education. Students may choose the additional endorsements in Early Childhood or General Special Education.

 

Waldorf Teacher Education Programs

AUNE offers graduate certificates and Master’s degree programs in Waldorf Teacher Education. All teacher preparation programs are approved by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. Students can complete their degrees through three summers of study with some distance learning in the spring, or in a concentrated year of study in Keene, NH, including two summers. Students in the M.Ed. program earn the degree of Master of Education in Foundations of Education in addition to the Waldorf teaching certificate. Waldorf Teacher Education students in the Year Round program also have the option to work toward being recommended for initial NH public school elementary teaching licensure through additional coursework and a public school internship. Additionally, AUNE offers a unique advanced program in Transdisciplinary Studies in Healing Education which can lead to either a graduate certificate or an M.Ed.

Experienced Educators - Graduate Certificates and Master’s Degrees for Working Educators

The Experienced Educators program offers graduate certificates and M.Ed.’s for working teachers in many areas of specialization (see below). The primary degree is the Master’s of Education in Foundations of Education. We also offer programs with a pathway to recommendation for NH state licensure in Education Administration (Principal) (The in MEd and Certificate in Educational Leadership; NH Principal Licensure Pathway programs are not accepting applications for Summer 2021. The next entering start date is Summer 2022), Library Media Specialist, and Digital Learning Specialist for candidates who already hold initial teacher licensure. These programs are available as graduate certificates or embedded in M.Ed. programs. The Experienced Educators program also partners with the Institute for Humane Education to offer a Graduate Certificate in Humane Education, as well as the Master of Arts in Humane Education and the Master’s of Education in Humane Education.

 

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees   

Programs

Counseling and Therapy

Education

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Psychology