Degrees and Certificates in Education

Online graduate study programs offered by UNE

Master’s Degree Programs | CAGS Offerings | Post-Master’s Certificate | Ed.D.

The mission of the Department of Education at the University of New England is to advance the quality of life through developing reflective and resourceful teachers and school leaders who are competent, caring, and qualified.

Education degrees online

All of the programs listed below are offered 100% online, with no campus visits required. Work within your schedule to deepen your skills and put your education to work in real life situations. UNE Online offers the following degrees and certificates in Education:

  • MSEd: Master of Science in Education
  • CAGS: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
  • PMC: Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Ed.D.: Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

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The University of New England claimed a spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 rankings for Best Online Graduate Education Programs. UNE placed 66th 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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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

The Master of Science in Education General track is designed for teachers looking to advance their education career. Read more about the MSEd – General program, here. Choose from several focus areas:

  • Career & Technical Education
  • Curriculum & Instruction Strategies
  • Literacy (K-12)
  • Educational Leadership
  • Inclusion Education

The Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach K-12 curriculum is a 30-credit hour online program prepares you to become a Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach in a K-12 setting. The courses are designed to equip you with the foundational knowledge that you need to assess students and to provide targeted literacy instruction. The program prepares you to take a leadership role in your school and districts to support fellow educators in their goal of improving students’ literacy growth. Read more about becoming a Reading Specialist.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

The CAGS: General track at UNE is a 30-credit program designed for teachers. The curricula is comprised of high quality and innovative material that will teach you skills that you will be able to immediately apply in the classroom. Read more about our General CAGS.

The CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership (CAGS AEL) is 30 credits and entirely online, designed to help you advance your teaching abilities while covering a broad range of educational and leadership topics. Read more about the CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership. 

Post-Master’s Certificate

The Post-Master’s Certificate is a 15-credit proposed course path. Comprised of high quality and innovative curricula, you will learn skills that you will be able to immediately apply in your classroom. There are several areas that you may choose to focus on while earning your PMC. Explore Post-Master’s Certificates.

  • Curriculum & Instruction Strategies
  • Educational Leadership
  • Inclusion Education
  • Leadership, Ethics & Change
  • Literacy (K–12)
  • Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach K-12
  • Career & Technical Education

Doctoral Degree (Ed.D.)

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) is a 51-credit hour program in educational leadership designed to prepare you to transform self, organization, and community through focused, flexible study. The program is well–matched for individuals working in education, healthcare, nonprofit, private organizations, public agencies, non-governmental organizations and more. Read more about the Ed.D..

 

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