Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Inclusion Education

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

UNE Graduate Catalog

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)

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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US News and World Report Ranking

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The University of New England claimed a spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 rankings for Best Online Graduate Education Programs. UNE placed 100th out of 250 public and private colleges and universities listed in the report. UNE is one of only 25 private universities appearing in the top 100, and is one of just two Maine institutions included in the ranking. 

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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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