Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some commonly asked questions.  If you have others, please feel free to ask by emailing globalint@cmich.edu. 

Q: Is the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program recognized by the Ontario Ministry?

A: Yes, this program is offered under the written consent of the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (now, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development) granted for a five-year term commencing on November 24, 2015.

Q: Can I take this pursue the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program at my own pace?

A: The Master of Arts in Education – Community College program is designed to be completed in two years plus one additional semester.  The program is carefully designed to follow a course sequence, and that course sequence is highly recommended.  If you need to take a break from the program, we can certainly work with you to figure out the best options for you to make up missed courses in your scheduled cohort program.  Please work with the program coordinator or academic advisor regarding any necessary schedule changes. 

Q: Can I take the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program completely online?

A: At this time, the program is not available online. It is available through a mixture of face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.  Please see the course schedule regarding the delivery format of individual courses.

Q: Can I use OSAP funding toward the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program?

A:  Yes, CMU is an OSAP approved school.  For OSAP purposes, the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program is considered a full-time program.  Please look under the Financial Investment section of the website for more information on OSAP.

Q: How long has the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program been offered?

A: CMU began offering the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program in Canada in 1977 and has been a proud partner of the Ontario College System for 40 of its 50 years.  While the program has developed and grown with the changing educational climate, it has remained committed to further educating Ontarians locally.

Q: Aside from the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program, are there any other CMU programs offered locally in Ontario?

A: At this time, the only program CMU offers in Ontario is the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program.  CMU has a large array of other programs offered at its main campus in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  For more information on those programs, please visit www.oia.cmich.edu.

Q: What kind of learner will find benefit in the Master of Arts in Education – Community College program?

A: While originally designed for instructors, the current student makeup of this program is much more diverse.  Many students in the program come from the education system (teachers, administrators, support staff, student affairs, etc), however in each cohort there are various students coming in from health care, law enforcement, the military, and various other industries.  This program has been newly redesigned to allow students to focus in an area of emphasis: Administration/Student Affairs, College Teaching, or Training and Development. 

Q: Is there ever a need for me to travel to Michigan for the program?

A: Students are not required to travel to Michigan during the program.  While not mandatory, many students travel to Central Michigan University at the end of their program for graduation. Graduation is a wonderful opportunity to see CMU's beautiful campus and celebrate the wonderful accomplishment of completing your degree with those in your program.