Graduate Programs in Education: Admission Requirements

UNE is a top ranked university, and regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE, formerly known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education for NEASC). UNE’s renowned faculty of practitioners, researchers and educators are one of the major highlights of our online education graduate programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Education program admission requirements

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What we look for in an Education Graduate Programs applicant

Ed.D.

Applicants with rich backgrounds and a variety of professional and academic experiences are ideal candidates for this program. There is no one typical background, but rather the successful student is characterized by a lifelong curiosity, a natural perseverance, and an inclination to take on new challenges. The program is designed for mid-career professionals who are currently working in leadership positions or who have the capacity to initiate change within their organization. Successful alumni come from fields such as education, military, service agencies, health care and business organizations and more. The ability to learn and adapt to new tools and technology is an asset in this program. Students with the capacity to manage multiple competing priorities are most successful in our online learning environment.

Please note: If your goal is to become an administrator in Maine and you hold a Master’s Degree, the 30-credit CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership is designed to lead to Building Administrator 040 certification in the State of Maine.

MSE/PMC

Successful applicants are working education professionals with a passion for lifelong learning. This program is designed for educators who want to make informed decisions about their practice through research. They also exhibit curiosity, a natural perseverance, and an inclination to take on new challenges. The ability to learn and adapt to new tools and technology is an asset in this program. Students with the capacity to manage multiple competing priorities are most successful in our online learning environment.

CAGS

Successful applicants are working educational leaders with a passion for lifelong learning. This program is designed for professionals who strive to become the decision-makers, problem-solvers and strategic planners in their work environment. They also exhibit curiosity, a natural perseverance, and an inclination to take on new challenges. The ability to learn and adapt to new tools and technology is an asset in this program. Students with the capacity to manage multiple competing priorities are most successful in our online learning environment.

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