Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Inclusion Education

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

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The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Inclusion Education is a 15-credit online program for teachers and administrators who wish to have an inclusion specialist certification and more background with respect to inclusion practices and concerns.

This unique concentration explores methods and strategies for teaching all students in inclusion settings, with a special course on the range and use of assistive technologies. Furthermore, participants will review formal and informal procedures for assessing special needs students and utilizing the results to inform and plan instruction. Finally, the concentration teaches the ability to apply special education law to different settings and includes a practicum to integrate inclusive education learning.

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) program provides a flexible option for educators who wish to remain in their classrooms, so that they can immediately apply the new strategies and assessments to their students’ lessons and gauge the effectiveness.

This program does not lead to a special education certification. More coursework is also required to receive your inclusion specialist certification.

This is a 15-credit post-master’s certificate program.

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 720 Special Education Law for the Classroom (3 Credits)
  2. EDU 721 Using Technology within Inclusion Education (3 Credits)
  3. EDU 722 Special Education Assessment in Inclusion Settings (3 Credits)
  4. EDU 723 Teaching and Learning in Inclusion Settings (3 Credits)
  5. EDU 724 Collaboration in Inclusion Settings (3 Credits)

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