Jessica Swindlehurst, MSEd – UNE Online Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Swindlehurst, MSEd '19

Jessica Swindlehurst is a second-grade teacher and MSEd graduate. In this post, she talks about working in the school district of her dreams, and how this master’s degree has helped propel her forward in her career. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your Master of Science in Education? I am a…

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May 5, 2021 |

Master of Science in Education - Inclusion Education

NEW: Master of Science in Education – Inclusion Education

UNE is pleased to announce a new online Master of Science in Education – Inclusion Education (MSEd-IE) offered by the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The MSEd-IE program is an approved program for preparation for the Teacher of Students with Disabilities 282 Endorsement in the State of Maine and is offered 100% online. Prepares educators to become special education…

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March 15, 2021 |

Dr. Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. Graduate

Spotlight: Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. ‘17

We previously interviewed Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. ‘17, about his career, his research, and his plans for the future – here’s an update on what he’s up to, how he is using his Ed.D. in his work, and how his Ed.D. has helped him with career advancement. Do you want to give us an overview of what you’ve been up to…

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March 11, 2021 |

2021 Best Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Among Elite 70 in 2021 U.S. News & World Report, Grad Education Rankings

U.S. News & World Report is a recognized leader in graduate school rankings – and UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a top-70 ranking among all Online Master’s in Education programs in the country for 2021. This prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranking, which surveyed more than 1,200 programs, places UNE in good company…

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March 1, 2021 |

Fiona Mokry, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Fiona Mokry, Student Support Specialist

‘Meet our Team’ spotlights are just one way we like to share a little bit about the people who are dedicated to UNE Online’s signature student-centric experience. What do you do here at UNE Online? I’m a Student Support Specialist for the Education programs. I work mostly with MSEd and CAGS students. What stands out to you in the Education…

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February 24, 2021 |

UNE Online announces two new Graduate Certificates in Education

Introducing Two New Graduate Certificates in Education

UNE Online has been delivering fully remote graduate courses for over ten years, and experience has taught us that online education is an art with proven techniques that lead to high-quality learning experiences. As such, we have designed two new graduate certificates in Education to help our students face the challenges and struggles of online learning during this pandemic. These…

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October 29, 2020 |

Skip Wilhoit, Ed.D.

Alumni Spotlight: Skip Wilhoit, Ed.D.

Skip Wilhoit, Ed.D. was recently awarded a $2.7 million dollar grant to benefit his K-12 school district. Here, he gives details about the grant he won, and how he used his real-life experience to shape his educational journey. Tell us a little about yourself and what kind of work you do After I served in the Army, I spent the…

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October 5, 2020 |

Dr. Stephanie Marcotte, author of 5 Tips for Finishing Your Dissertation During a Global Pandemic, talks about completing my dissertation.

5 Tips for Finishing Your Dissertation During a Global Pandemic

Dr. Stephanie N. Marcotte is a graduate of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at UNE Online, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of New England.  She has guest posted in the past, sharing Ten Tips for Online Doctoral Students: A Dissertation Success Kit. We are happy to have her return to the Vision Blog with…

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July 30, 2020 |

Mike Fischer, Ed.D.

UNE Graduate Michael Fischer Appointed President of York County Community College

Dr. Michael Fischer is a recent graduate of the Ed.D. program at UNE Online and was recently named the president of York County Community College, in Wells, Maine. Fischer was chosen out of a field of nearly 50 candidates to lead this 1,600-student college in southern Maine. Dr. Fischer began his academic journey at UNE in Fall 2016 as a…

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June 16, 2020 |

Fred Adhaya, MPH graduate and Ed.D. student at UNE Online

Student Spotlight: Fred Adhaya, MPH – Doctor of Education Program

Fred Adhaya earned his Master of Public Health through UNE Online, and now he has returned to attain his terminal degree, a Doctor of Education. In this post, Fred discusses why he chose to pursue his Ed.D. with UNE, and how his MPH has helped him along that journey. You earned your MPH at UNE. What attracted you to continue…

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May 1, 2020 |

Margaret "Peggy" Wallace, educator

Peggy Wallace Responds with Online Education Modifications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Peggy Wallace has been teaching in the online Master of Science in Education program for 10+ years. She is a seasoned veteran who has taught hundreds of students online and has had to modify her instruction in those online settings many times before. With COVID-19, educators are seeing the need to extensively modify aspects of learning experiences to accommodate their…

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March 27, 2020 |

Stephanie Marcotte Ed.D. program

10 Tips for Online Doctoral Students: A Dissertation Success Kit

Guest blogger and doctoral student Stephanie N. Marcotte is in her last semester of the online Doctor of Education (Ed.D) program at the University of New England. Her dissertation is focused on community college academic English as a second language (ESL) programs in Massachusetts. She is currently a Nursing Resource Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of ESL at Holyoke Community College…

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March 3, 2020 |

Dr. Jayne Pelletier, Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Education

Program Director Spotlight: Dr. Jayne Pelletier, Education Program

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Education at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. In this post, Dr. Pelletier discusses her background, love of education, and imparts some words of wisdom to her faculty and students.  Can you tell me a little bit about your background?…

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February 5, 2020 |

Dianna Montfort Ed.D.

Spotlight on Virtual Research Symposium Presenter Dianna Montfort, Ed.D.

Dianna Montfort, Ed.D. is a graduate of the UNE Doctor of Education program and was a presenter at last year’s inaugural CGPS Virtual Research and Scholarship Symposium. Here, she talks about her experience in the Ed.D. program as well as what it was like presenting at CGPS’s first Symposium in 2019. Last year you presented at our first Virtual Research…

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January 28, 2020 |

U.S. News & World Report Grad Education Badge

UNE Joins Top 60 in 2020 U.S. News & World Report, Grad Education Rankings

UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a rise to the top 60 Online Programs in Graduate Education in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The online Graduate Education Programs at the University of New England are dedicated to advancing and developing reflective and resourceful teachers and school leaders who are competent, caring and…

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January 14, 2020 |

four students raising hands

Course Spotlight: EDU 726 - Telling your School's Story through Data Analysis

We know the term “school data analysis” can sometimes come off as intimidating (and riddled with math), so we’re taking a different approach with our new course, EDU 726 – Telling your School’s Story Through Data Analysis. Course instructor and co-designer Caroline Peinado (UNE MSEd ’09, CAGS-AEL ‘14) helps us explain how we can all become storytellers with data and…

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August 26, 2019 |

A series of illustrated, intertwined gears to depict how How our online, interprofessional public policy course works

Policy - An Interprofessional Approach

Have you ever wondered what people mean when they talk about policy? What is it? Who needs it? How does it work? Why should I care about it? UNE Online’s new public policy course, Policy: An Interprofessional Approach (GPH 702) is a great way to find out answers to these questions. You will work with students from other disciplines to…

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March 13, 2019 |

Dr. Dan Mickool

Dr. Dan Mickool Selected for International Interprofessional Policy Development Work Group

Dr. Dan Mickool is a graduate of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, and is currently the Director of Continuing Education, as well as a Clinical Instructor in Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy at the University of New England. Recently, Dr. Mickool was selected to serve on The Global Confederation…

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February 28, 2019 |

Bonnie Blake EdD Alumna

Alumni Spotlight: Bonnie Blake, Ed.D.

Bonnie Blake, Ed.D. is a graduate of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at UNE Online. Here, she talks about her experience with the online Ed.D. program, and how she is putting her dissertation research to work, planning the next steps in her career.  Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your…

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February 27, 2019 |

Jeffrey Brown, Chief Information Officer, Martin's Point Healthcare, Ed.D. in Transformative Leadership candidate at UNE Online

Student Spotlight, Jeffrey L. Brown, Ed.D. Program

Jeffrey is currently in his third executive officer role as the Chief Information Officer for Martin’s Point Healthcare. When he felt that he’d reached a growth plateau, he took a year to research before choosing UNE’s Ed.D. to combine leadership skill acquisition, applied science, and applied research. “The way each class builds on the next within the program, it literally…

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February 8, 2019 |

Dr. Michelle Collay

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michelle Collay, Ed.D. Program

Dr. Michelle Collay is a faculty member and advisor for our top online Ed.D. program at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. In this post, she talks about how she advises dissertators, the variety of professional backgrounds her Ed.D. students come from, and how she fosters a sense of community among her…

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December 19, 2018 |

Graduate Programs in Education Faculty Infographic

Infographic: Education Faculty by the Numbers

Faculty for the Graduate Programs in Education at UNE Online are integral to our students’ success. These tremendous professionals teach and mentor through a scholar-practitioner model because they see our students as their future peers. Calling on their experience as public school hiring managers, our instructors connect every lesson to professional situations and cultivate the skills they know are required…

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September 26, 2018 |

A portion of a map that highlight countries in which students are taking online courses at UNE Online

How many students take courses at UNE Online?

As more students enroll in online programs than ever before, UNE Online’s student population and alumni network are growing by leaps and bounds. Our learners now log in all over the world, lending their diverse perspectives to every class and every discussion. Now, as you consider or undertake your educational journey, you can see just how many students are achieving…

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September 19, 2018 |

Donna Stearns CAGS AEL Student

Student Spotlight: Donna Stearns, Online CAGS AEL Program

Donna Stearns is a Maine educator enrolled in the UNE Online Certificate of Advanced Study – Advanced Educational Leadership (CAGS AEL) program. Here she talks about her experience in the program and imparts some words of wisdom. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS AEL online? I’m currently in my…

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September 13, 2018 |