Research to Empower Teachers

Using research in UNE Online courses to empower teachers

Research is a powerful tool. The ability to take a subject and complete your own primary research is invaluable when it comes to informed decision making. At UNE Online, research is at the heart of what we do. As new teaching practices are in constant flux within the field of Education, UNE is continually working to align our courses to…

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July 27, 2017 |

Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D.

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D. – Education Program

UNE Online Alumna Dr. Vicki Rusbult fulfilled a lifelong dream last May and graduated from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies with her Ed.D. And it turns out that her dissertation wasn’t only interesting to her faculty advisor… The ‘National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Rural Transportation National Newsletter’ recently published a link to her full dissertation in their…

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June 19, 2017 |

Jason Asdourian, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Jason Asdourian

As a Student Support Specialist for students enrolled in deadline-based programs, there’s no one who understands that time is of the essence better than Jason Asdourian. As a former Civilian for the Army, Jason learned the value of time and prides himself on getting things done now, if not yesterday. At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their…

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June 15, 2017 |

Hayley Kinsella, Senior Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Hayley Kinsella

At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that are dedicated to making that happen every day. Meet Hayley Kinsella Hayley is a Senior Student Support Specialist who has been working at UNE…

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April 14, 2017 |

Education Levels Across America

How to Read a Map of Education Levels Across America

One of the guiding aspirations of online education is to reach across geographical (and cultural) boundaries. I love my field because I work to help make higher education more widely available to those who have limited access to it. The Educational Attainment in America map, developed by Kyle Walker at TCU, is a fascinating way to look at that challenge. He developed it…

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March 24, 2017 |

U.S. News & World Report Online Programs Grad Education 2017

U.S. News & World Report Recognition for Online Graduate Education

UNE Online is thrilled to share that we’ve been named one of the top 100 Online Programs in Graduate Education by U.S. News & World Report in their 2017 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 qualified. Recognized…

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March 7, 2017 |

Ben Luce, Ed.D.

Ed.D. Student Ben Luce published in professional journal

Benjamin Luce, a student in the University of New England’s online doctoral program, was recently published in the American Journal of Distance Education. Benjamin interviewed Bryan Alexander, a leading thinker and writer in issues of education and technology. Alexander is a senior fellow for the National Institute of Technology in Liberal Education. The two discuss many issues relating to technology…

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September 8, 2016 |

Kimberly Roberts-Morandi, Ed.D. student

Student Spotlight: Kimberly Roberts-Morandi, Ed.D. – Education Program

Kimberly Roberts-Morandi is a student in the University of New England’s online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.). She is currently working on her dissertation with the other members of her cohort, and checked in with her about her study. Here’s what Kim has to say about her participatory action research experience and why she picked the University of New England for…

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August 31, 2016 |

special education word cloud

ESSA: Changes in Certification for Special Ed Teachers

As noted in our previous blog New Education Legislation: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Every Student Succeeds Act reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It was also noted in the blog post, that this new act would bring changes, and changes have already begun in the State of Maine. On May 16th, the Maine Department of…

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July 20, 2016 |

2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Grad Education

2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Online is pleased to be chosen as one of the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Graduate Education.   “Our 2016 Best Colleges listing reflects UNE’s commitment to delivering an outstanding return on investment.” – UNE President Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D.   The U.S. News and World Report ranking takes into account: Total enrollment Student engagement Faculty credentials Student services…

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July 13, 2016 |

Karen Aldworth, MSE Graduate

Alumni Spotlight - Karen Aldworth, MSEd, CTE – Education Program

UNE Online graduate wins award of excellence Karen Aldworth, recent UNE MSEd: CTE graduate, was nominated for and won the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) New Teacher of the Year award and represented Illinois at the Region III Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) conference on June 15-17th, 2016. Karen is a Health Science / Certified…

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June 17, 2016 |

Monique Roy UNE Online Assistant Program Manager for the Graduate Programs in Education

Monique Roy to Speak at Maine Adult Education Conference

At UNE Online, our faculty and staff have adopted a practitioner-scholar model that bridges the gap between academia and the real world, blending scholarly research with practical application to solve complex problems in their professions. It is because of this philosophy that Monique Roy, Assistant Program Manager for the Graduate Programs in Education, will be speaking at the upcoming Maine…

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June 6, 2016 |

Educating Literacy Teachers Online

Dr. Lane Clarke co-authors book on educating literacy teachers online

Dr. Lane Clarke, of the Education Department at UNE, recently co-authored a book on educating Literacy teachers in an online format.  From the foreword: “This might very well be the book that inspires you, like me, to find a trusted colleague, take a few risks, and begin your own journey toward moving a literacy course or whole program online.” —…

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March 14, 2016 |

Bill Cowen, Ed.D.

William Cowen: First Member of First Ed.D. Cohort at UNE

When William Cowen presented his dissertation recently, he became the first member of the first cohort of the Education Doctoral program at UNE Online. The title of his study is “An exploration of intrapersonal communication as a self-leadership strategy in social entrepreneurs.” In his professional life, William Cowen is an instructor at Villanova University in the Department of Communication and…

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February 15, 2016 |

Dr. Michelle Collay

Teachers as Leaders: a Reflection

In almost every class I’ve ever taught, I open with: “Tell us a story about a memorable teacher.” Everyone has one story or many. Almost all are positive, and a few were memorable in a bad way. As you read about one of mine, recall one of your own and please share your stories in the comments below. Starting over in high…

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February 8, 2016 |

UNE Online Education MSE Infographic

Should you earn a Graduate Degree in Education?

Could a Graduate Degree in Education be for you? Are you already a teacher, looking for a way to advance your career? Are you looking at a career change and always thought you might be a great teacher?  We put together this infographic so you can see, at a glance, the motivations behind why other people get their MSED, CAGS…

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November 2, 2015 |

Paul Grimaud with a falcon

Student Spotlight: Paul Grimaud, CAGS: AEL – Education Program

Paul Grimaud earned his CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership (AEL) from the University of New England in 2015. He talks about his experience and how he is currently applying his knowledge in the field. Can you tell us a little about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS: AEL? I want to further impact lives through administration: improving…

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September 8, 2015 |