Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Advanced Educational Leadership

Earn a post-master’s certificate 100% online.

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The Advanced Educational Leadership program is an online certification that provides a thorough foundation in educational leadership theory, principles, and practices. Participants begin by addressing team building, decision making, problem solving, strategic planning, and analyzing leadership through observation. Students will address the complex laws and regulations that govern school administration, as well as specific legal principles, teacher responsibilities, negotiation tactics, collective bargaining, and the laws and policy that impact education.

Other topics include the changing state of education across the United States, school reform, school culture, educational initiatives, supervision and evaluation strategies, school and community relations, communication, ethics, finance, and strategic planning. Additional focus is placed on instructional leadership and tools to use to effectively motivate and lead teachers. Each CAGS is tailored to the daily life of a working professional and includes an immersive education experience within the participant’s own classroom.

This is a 30-credit post-master’s certificate program.

It is important for you to research your specific state licensure requirements to ensure this degree meets those requirements.

Program Highlights

  • 30-credit hour program
  • Complete your degree in just under two years
  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Learn anytime from any place
  • No GRE Required
  • Dynamic faculty of practitioners, researchers and educators
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)

Accreditation

NEASC accredited

The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC CIHE). NEASC is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high levels of education, from pre-kindergarten through the higher education doctoral level. Accreditation is the review of the quality of educational institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that the public knows that an institution or program provides a high quality education.
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Best Online Master's Program 2013

Best Online Education Programs

UNE's online Master of Science in Education program has been recognized as one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Education Programs for 2013. U.S. News & World Report evaluated hundreds of regionally accredited online master's degree programs to make their selections based on admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology, noting that quality online graduate education programs provide students with opportunities to interact with their instructors and fellow classmates, as well as diverse online learning technologies that allow student flexibility. Additionally, a strong support structure that includes career guidance, academic assistance, and financial aid resources was an important consideration identified. UNE is proud to be recognized among the top schools to meet this criteria. Learn more about the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2013 »

Course List

  1. EDU 701 Educational Leadership (3 Credits)
  2. EDU 702 School Law (3 Credits)
  3. EDU 703 Educational Change/School Reform (3 Credits)
  4. EDU 704 Supervision and Evaluation of Instructional Personnel (3 Credits)
  5. EDU 705 Leadership, Professional Responsibilities, & Ethics (3 Credits)
  6. EDU 706 School-Community Relations & Communications (3 Credits)
  7. EDU 707 Instructional Leadership (3 Credits)
  8. EDU 709 School Finance (3 Credits)
  9. EDU 715 Organizational Theory & Strategic Planning (3 Credits)
  10. EDU 791/792 Internship I & II

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