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Cambridge College

Cambridge College is a private, non-profit college based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in adult education. It offers distance learning and blended learning programs toward undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, counseling, psychology, management, health care management, and human services. Cambridge College operates regional centers in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, Springfield, Massachusetts, Augusta, Georgia, Ontario, California, Chesapeake, Virginia, Memphis, Tennessee, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.[4] There are 1,552 undergraduate students and 5,375 graduate students enrolled at Cambridge College. Degree programs Cambridge College grants Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in human services, psychology, management studies and multidisciplinary studies. All bachelor's degree programs are designed for adult learner, ideally those with some work experience. The School of Education offers graduate teacher and educational administrator preparation and licensure programs leading to Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees, or to the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study. The National Institute for Teaching Excellence in Cambridge combines a five-week summer program for adult students with an on-line or local-campus component and leads to a graduate degree in education. The School of Management grants Master of Management and the Master of Management in Health Care degrees. Students enrolling in the health care managerial competencies degree program must have 5Ц10 years of experience. The School of Counseling and Psychology offers several different Master of Education in Counseling sychology degrees. Several of these degrees fulfill requirements for the educational portion of the licensure process in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut. A Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) is also available in Counseling and Psychology. The college is one of 1,900 "military-friendly" institutions belonging to the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) consortium.[5] [edit]History Cambridge College [edit]Founding Cambridge College had its beginnings as an innovative graduate program created by Eileen Moran Brown and Joan Goldsmith in the newly created Institute of Open Education (IOE) in 1971 formed by John Bremer at Newton College of the Sacred Heart.[4][6] Students in education programs were given individual attention: for example, through critiques of videotaped student performance on the job. Within two years, Brown and Goldsmith were directing the IOE, and later affiliated the IOE with Antioch College, where Brown was named Dean. In 1979, Brown began the 18-month process of elevating the graduate program to an independent, fully accredited institution that was named Cambridge College. [edit]1990s A 2003 Wall Street Journal article reported that in 1996, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges had cited "quality control of academic achievement" as an "issue of overriding concern which is central to the academic credibility of the college."[7] The article discussed the college's academic standards and the entrance requirements. [7] [edit]2000s John Bremer was invited to Cambridge College (2005-08) where he was appointed to the Elizabeth J. McCormack Chair in the Humanities.

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