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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

The 30-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) allows you to choose any combination of ten courses that are most closely applicable to the area in which you are working or that interests you. It is tailored to the experiences…

Credits: 30

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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Advanced Educational Leadership

This 30-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Advanced Educational Leadership (CAGS AEL) program is an online educational leadership certificate that provides a thorough foundation in educational leadership theory, principles, and practices. Additional focus is placed on instructional leadership and…

Credits: 30

Education


Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at UNE has a cohort format (meaning that you’ll progress through courses with a tight-knit group of students), offers multiple start dates per year, includes a dissertation, and is completed entirely online with no…

Credits: 51

Education


EDU 600: Teacher as Leader

This course enhances classroom-based experiences by linking them with professional research skills. Educators in this course will learn to locate and critically review a wide range of professional resources, articulate knowledge from a research-based framework, and collaborate with their peers…

Credits: 3

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EDU 610: Differentiation Theory and Strategy

This course explores the theories of differentiated instruction. Within the course, educators analyze differentiation theories and incorporate differentiation strategies into the design of units and lessons in their own educational settings. Collegial reflection regarding the use of these differentiation strategies…

Credits: 3

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EDU 615: Motivational Theory & Class Management

This course examines significant theories of student motivation in the classroom. Educators taking this course will develop a lesson plan, embedding motivational theory to improve student engagement, assess current effectiveness of practices, and complete an in-depth analysis and application of…

Credits: 3

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EDU 620: Ethical Responsibilities in Today's Educational Systems

Educational systems have evolved into complex reflections of society, providing a system of essential services. These systems partner with other community functions in areas from economic development to social supports. Successful leaders within these systems must demonstrate ethical and moral…

Credits: 3

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EDU 625: Developing a Framework for Diversity and Inclusion

This course centers on the principles of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Participants will create a framework for diversity and inclusion through engagement with the literature and theories on social identity in the historic context of America. We will examine…

Credits: 3

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EDU 631: Transforming Curriculum for Online Learning

This course is intended for individuals who are transforming curriculum for online learning. Participants will design and create online learning experiences using the Community of Inquiry framework and innovative technologies. Emphasis is placed on producing activities that engage learners, foster…

Credits: 3

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EDU 632: Enhancing Online Student Engagement

Online learning must be rigorous, relevant, and designed to meet the needs of all students. Participants will explore current practices in online curriculum design and instructional strategies that focus on maximizing student engagement with technology-enabled learning content, the instructor, and…

Credits: 3

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EDU 633: Assessment Approaches in Online Courses

This course will guide participants to utilize a variety of assessment strategies to evaluate student learning in online courses. Participants will develop tools for formative and summative assessment and design rubrics that place emphasis on providing actionable feedback to online…

Credits: 3

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EDU 634: Navigating an Online Learning Ecosystem

This course addresses factors that influence all aspects of an organizations online learning ecosystem. Equity, availability of student devices and home internet, school and community culture and availability of funding to support high quality online learning are discussed. Participants will…

Credits: 3

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EDU 635: Advanced Elements of Learning Experience Design

This course addresses authentic online learning challenges by ensuring that participants research and implement emerging technologies for the intended audience using methods such as asynchronous video, emerging digital narrative forms, simulations, and gamification.

Credits: 3

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EDU 650: Design Thinking for Organizational Innovation

This course will introduce participants to the Design Thinking process as a platform for innovation. Participants will be immersed in a proven, five-step rapid iteration process that will help to quickly develop and test innovative ideas. This course will provide…

Credits: 3

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EDU 690: Action Research

In this course, educators will explore action research within their own work setting. Educators will formulate a problem statement, conduct a literature review, design a study, identify which data to collect, conduct the study, analyze data, report the results of…

Credits: 3

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EDU 695: Portfolio

This course develops reflective practices that assist participants in exploring both professional and personal growth that has occurred throughout the University of New England’s MSEd program. Participants will utilize organizational tools to create a digital portfolio that reflects self-directed learning…

Credits: 3

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EDU 701: Educational Leadership

This course provides the overarching context for the educational leadership focus area. Educators consider theories and practices relating to effective and ethical leadership in educational settings. Topics include diagnosing the work environment, decision-making, problem-solving, strategic planning, and human resource development.…

Credits: 3

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EDU 702: School Law

This course provides a foundation of the legal underpinnings of the American education system and explores how legal decisions have had an effect on schools. Specific legal principles relating to church/state issues, tort liability, teacher responsibilities, student rights and administrative…

Credits: 3

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EDU 703: Educational Change & School Reform

Regardless of how beneficial a desired change may seem, new initiatives are often difficult to implement. Each educational setting has its own culture, and innovations and changes that are incompatible with the prevailing climate may elicit resistance and hostility. The…

Credits: 3

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EDU 704: Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction

Supervision and evaluation strategies need to support teachers’ growth into strong, competent professionals. This course examines requirements of educational leaders engaged in supervising and evaluating educational personnel, and explores new directions and procedures currently under development. Emphasis is given to…

Credits: 3

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EDU 706: School-Community Relations & Communications

An effective educational leader promotes the success of all students by communicating the learning community’s vision, policies, and successes to staff, students, parents, community, decision makers, legislators, and media. This course provides 80 hours of field-based work, in which aspiring…

Credits: 3

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EDU 707: Instructional Leadership

School leaders must also be “lead teachers.” Participants will explore current models for curriculum design to ensure that instructional materials meet appropriate mandates for content and learning goals, and which also address students’ diverse needs, abilities, and experiences. Learning theories…

Credits: 3

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EDU 709: School Finance

The course traces the historical background and development of school finance acts, and examines the intent, concepts, and relationship inherent in these acts. Processes by which state subsidies are computed, allocated and distributed are considered. Budget and expenditure practices in…

Credits: 3

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EDU 715: Organizational Theory & Strategic Planning

This course will include an overview of organizational theories and systems; the inclusion of organizational theory in the educational change process; the functions, objectives, development, and assessment of strategic plans; and the relationship between strategic planning and budget development.

Credits: 3