NMC now accepting Framingham applications


Framingham State University, in partnership with International Education Programs Inc., a non-profit Education organization in Massachusetts, has been offering graduate degree programs abroad for almost 30 years now.  Since the fall of 2001, Northern Marianas College on Saipan has been a site location for Framingham State University.

The Master of Education Degree program with a concentration in International Teaching has been offered at NMC for 17 years; over 288 educators have graduated from the program.  The most recent cohort of educators to undertake this degree program finished their M.Ed. program last weekend.

The Master of Education degree with a concentration in International Teaching is a special program that was developed for teachers working in American and international schools aboard. The program consists of nine 4-credit graduate courses in Education (36 semester hours overall), and the successful completion of a comprehensive portfolio.  The curriculum for this program was specifically designed to meet the needs of a diverse teacher population, addressing major education topics and issues relevant to all instructional levels.  The courses provide a background in educational foundations and philosophy, instructional strategies, curriculum design, research, and the teaching of English as a Second Language.

These on-site graduate programs provide affordable, accredited advanced degrees for educators. The courses are held in a hybrid format with graduate faculty from Framingham State University traveling to Saipan to teach in the classroom in a face-to-face format.  School superintendents, principals, special education directors and school counselors are among the very experienced cadre of instructors utilized in these specialized courses.  Framingham State University is the oldest teaching training institute in the United States, founded in 1839 by Horace Mann. The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Applications are being accepted now for a new cohort to begin the fall semester of 2018. Three courses are offered each semester to meet the Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance guidelines for aid. For more information on admissions, contact the NMC Community Development Institute at 237-6802/6810/6722 or you may email CDI program manager Les Ogumoro-Uludong, at les.ogumoro@marianas.edu.  Seating is limited for this upcoming cohort, so register now. (NMC)

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