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

2021 Best Online Programs in Graduate Education
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 among other highly competitive graduate schools that offer programs in Education – and UNE Online is the only school in Maine to earn a top 70 spot. 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. Courses are refreshed…

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Meet Our Team: Fiona Mokry, Student Support Specialist

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 program? My team – they’re all awesome and always ready to help the new girl on the block. 🙂 What’s your favorite part about being a Student Support Specialist? Talking to students and making personal connections. Chatting with some students about what’s going on in their schools and everything they’re balancing right now (because of the pandemic) has been really…

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Student Spotlight: Donna Stearns, Online CAGS AEL Program

Donna Stearns CAGS AEL Student
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 20th year teaching. I taught computer classes in the middle school for 16 years, and in the last five years I’ve been the technology integrator for the entire district. I go into classrooms and work with teachers and students on computer skills. I also teach digital citizenship, which includes techniques around how to keep yourself safe online, how to make…

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Student Spotlight: Jessica Brousseau, CAGS AEL Program

Jessica Brousseau, CAGS AEL Student at UNE Online
Jessica Brousseau is a student in the UNE Online CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership program. As a high school counselor, she enjoys learning from the diverse perspectives and experiences of her classmates, and she feels that she especially benefits from learning how her classmates in other states deal with common situations in different ways. We spoke with her recently about her experience of being a first time 100% online student and got her perspective on the program. Can you tell me a bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership? I work at a regional high school in Litchfield, Connecticut. This is my second year as a school counselor there, working with…

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UNE Online Among Top Online Programs in Graduate Education

US News World Report Grad Education 2018
UNE Online is thrilled to share that we’ve again been named one of the top Online Programs in Graduate Education by U.S. News and World Report in their 2018 Rankings. UNE Online also received high marks in the student engagement category, ranking in the top 15% of schools for student engagement. Big shout out to all of our faculty and staff! U.S. News and World Report calculated the rankings based on the following five categories: Student engagement (35 percent): Quality online graduate education programs grant aspiring teachers and educational administrators opportunities to readily interact with their instructors and classmates. In turn, instructors are not only accessible and responsive, but they are also tasked with helping to create an experience rewarding…

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carol Marcotte – Education Program

Dr. Carol Marcotte
Dr. Carol Marcotte is a long-time faculty member in the Graduate Programs in Education within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Her primary specialty areas include literacy and educational leadership, and she helped a number of school supplies donated to St. Maarten. In addition to having a background as a classroom teacher, she was also a principal for eight years. Her first role at University of New England was in 2001 as an adjunct faculty member. Currently an Associate Lecturer in the Educational Department at UNE, Carol’s primary responsibility is to be a Concentration leader for the Certificates in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) and MSEd: Educational Leadership programs at UNE Online. In the aftermath of several devastating hurricanes, Dr.…

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Meet Our Team: Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews Student Support Specialist at UNE Online
If you were to look up dedication in the UNE Online dictionary, you would find a picture of Greg Andrews. Greg’s commitment to his students is inspiring, and because of it, he’s become a household name to many of his students. He’s also a native Mainer, and New England sports aficionado, affectionately naming his cat after the famed Red Sox alum Nomar Garciaparra and dubbing a Patriots win as part of his ideal Sunday afternoon. 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. What…

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

Paul Grimaud with a falcon
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 the system of education, faculty experience, and most importantly overall student development. What did you like about UNE and your major? The flexibility of the program, the guidance I received from Ariel, my Student Support Specialist, and the personal touch and advice from Carol Marcotte. It showed me that I am both valued and supported. What internships, clinicals or class…

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