Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Curriculum and Instruction Strategies

Enhance your teaching skills with a post-master’s certificate from UNE

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The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Curriculum and Instruction Strategies is a 15-credit program, offered completely online. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Curriculum and Instruction Strategies is for professional K-12 educators who wish to focus on strengthening their classroom in the areas of literacy and inclusion. The course on instructional leadership, in particular, examines how one teacher can make a difference in curriculum beyond the single classroom.

Includes methods and strategies for teaching all students in inclusion settings, with a special course on the range and use of assistive technologies. This online curriculum certification program will also explore study skills and literacy interventions that can be used within the content area.

You will learn to:

  • Develop better curriculum
  • Become a better leader
  • Advance your inclusion teaching methods

Educators will learn current models for curriculum design to ensure that materials meet appropriate content and learning goals.

Program Highlights

  • 15-credit hour program
  • Complete your degree in less than one year
  • 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)


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 2015

Best colleges universities north 2015 US News and World Report

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 2015 »

Course List

  1. EDU 707 Instructional Leadership (3 Credits)
  2. EDU 721 Using Technology within Inclusion Education (3 Credits)
  3. EDU 723 Teaching and Learning in Inclusion Settings (3 Credits)
  4. EDU 742 Study Skills & Content Literacy Instruction for All (3 Credits)
  5. EDU 743 Connecting Reading with Writing for Success (3 Credits)

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