ACCREDITED BY ACCREDITATION SERVICE for INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS,
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
“International College of Interdisciplinary Sciences is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.
CANDIDATE FOR ACCREDITATION
ACCREDITATION SERVICE for INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS,
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES – 2015
“ASIC Accreditation is an internationally renowned quality standard for schools, colleges, universities and online learning providers.
ASIC has been formed to bring independent information to both the student population and the wider Higher Education world, through its international accreditation service with well-defined and objective bench-marking.
Accreditation through ASIC will help students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.
Our international accreditation allows students to gain a realistic and honest picture of what an institution is really like in terms of quality, resources, student support and ethics. Our Expertise drawing on nearly three decades of international education experience, ASIC has a unique insight into the global education market.
The international student migration market is growing, but so too is the number of educational institutions seeking to recruit these international students. ASIC, therefore fully recognises the pressing need for a robust and transparent approach to ensuring that colleges, to the best of their ability, only recruit genuine and appropriately qualified students and that they provide the best possible student experience, allowing students to achieve their maximum academic potential whilst having their social and pastoral needs fully addressed.”
The International College has already attended it candidacy evaluation and later in 2016 will have another evaluation relating to state recognition. The College has submitted papers to the State Board in Florida. The president in April 2016 attended a discussion in London with several College of Teachers officers and at another meeting with a ASISCU administrator. Lunch was served in the Vaults at the Royal Society of Arts.
FORMER ACCREDITATION – 2010-2015
Accreditation for Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences Program
What is the American College of Genealogy and why does it NOT have regional and DETC accredition. Why would I care about international accreditation.
Our programs in Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences are international recognized by the College of Teachers in London (located at the Institute of Education of the University of London) under a Royal Charter of both Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II and an international accrediting board. As you will note, at one time many American universities (example William and Mary) possessed some form of Royal Charter as well as did all of the colonies.
As you will note on the College’s website, the soon to be accredited post-graduate program is listed as Level 6 as a Licentiateship of The College of Teachers (LCOT). A Licentiateship, according to Wikipedia and other much older and recognized sources state that “Licentiate is the title of a person who holds an academic degree. The term is derive from the Latin *licentia docendi*, meaning “permission to teach.” Further note the section under “Licentiate” (United Kingdom). Such terms are used by Trinity College (London), numerous schools throughout Europe and several universities in the USA including pontifical universities such The Catholic University of America, as well as University of California in their law program.
We do NOT state that the program is a degree. The course work is equivalent to a degree in workload and academic intent and is an accredited diploma at the post-graduate level. The American School program is is now accredited.
We are not concerned with any licensing program in the states as none exist and will not do so in the near future. To many academics, especially at university level, genealogy is little more than a leisure course similar to basket-weaving and flower arranging. We are changing this opinion.
We designate our school program as an academic and professional pursuit as opposed to a technical curriculum in that we teach technical skills at the entry level but extend out activities to higher levels including theory development, research methodology, curriculum design and aligning the course instruction with academic disciplines of anthropology, sociology, history, genetics and economics.
The documentary sciences of Europe (especially Spain and Italy) are also an important part of the curricula design of the various courses.
We are working on a co-operative scheme with several accredited European universities to accept students into their masters’ programs. At the completion of the Advanced Diploma, students can directly enroll into the College of Teachers to work on a Fellow of the College of Teachers (F.C.T) which is equivalent to a Master degree in Philosophy by research. The program is difficult and requires the writing of a 25,000-50,000 word thesis on teaching* genealogical research. Although such programs are often available in Europe, we are the only school in America to offer such a program (under consideration by College).
Show your support, attend a Genealogical or Anthropological Conference
THE COLLEGE OF TEACHER’S RIGHT TO GRANT ACCREDITATION
The College of Teachers and its legal right to grant degrees and have accreditation
“The College of Teachers’ framework of Qualifications is in relation to National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Framework for Higher Education (NFHE). The College is the UK’s professional educational institute for teachers. The College support the teaching profession through networks of membership and qualifications. The College of Teachers members include primary, secondary and special educational needs teachers, lecturers, university staff, teaching assistants, industrial trainers, local authority managers and governors both in the UK and around the world. Many specialist associations, agencies, colleges and schools also belong to The College as Institutional Members. [Besides being a COLLEGE CENTER we are also an Institutional Member of the College.] Our qualifications range from attendance certificates through to Master’s level and are professional rather than academic in nature, allowing everyone involved in education to have their professional achievement and expertise recognised and rewarded. As these qualifications are awarded under our Royal Charter they benefit from international recognition allowing their holders to move to schools, local authorities, and even countries safe in the knowledge that their qualifications will be recognised. Holding the 366th Royal Charter, issued by the Privy Council in 1849, we are run by our Members for our Members and strive to support improvements in standards of teaching and learning.” [from College of Teacher’s website] – NOTE the American School’s Accreditation Page at the College. as well as the CODE FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
Applicants to the post graduate program should complete a baccalaureate degree from a DETC, regionally or internationally accredited school/ college and have several years experience in a career field. They should also have several years of experience working in the genealogical field. Certain exceptions may be made regarding academic and career qualifications.
All course transfer of credits must be from an accredited international, national or regional university. DETC transfer is also accepted. All accredited transfers will undergo evaluation by the evaluation review committee.
Applicants are expected to be proficient in the English language skills. A second language English applicant should submit records of TOEFL examination with scores of 550 minimums. Potential students must have a GED or High School Certificate to enroll in the Certificate program.
Students are expected to have access to a computer, email and the Internet and genealogical databases for their completion of the program. Students must send the Vice President or Registrar an official copy of their transcripts and an indepth CV or Biographical Sketch.*Picture is of the new home of the College of Teachers in the Institute of Education, University of London. ** Old location of the College. ** Trademarks for Accredited Genealogist and Certified Genealogist.
- “A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as a letter patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate. They were, and are still, used to establish significant organisations such as cities or universities.
- Picture of the Vaults at Royal Society of Arts
- Royal Institution
- CANU president – Prof. Dr. Momir Đurović and Prof. Dr. Vesna Baltezarević, President of the Alma Mater Europaea – Belgrade