Degrees and Certificates in Education

Online graduate study programs offered by UNE

Master’s Degree Pro­grams | CAGS Offer­ings | Post-Master’s Cer­tifi­cate | Ed.D.

The mis­sion of the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of New Eng­land is to advance the qual­i­ty of life through devel­op­ing reflec­tive and resource­ful teach­ers and school lead­ers who are com­pe­tent, car­ing, and qual­i­fied.

Education degrees online

All of the pro­grams list­ed below are offered 100% online, with no cam­pus vis­its required. Work with­in your sched­ule to deep­en your skills and put your edu­ca­tion to work in real life sit­u­a­tions. UNE Online offers the fol­low­ing degrees and cer­tifi­cates in Edu­ca­tion:

  • MSEd: Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Edu­ca­tion
  • CAGS: Cer­tifi­cate of Advanced Grad­u­ate Study
  • PMC: Post-Master’s Cer­tifi­cate
  • Ed.D.: Doc­tor of Edu­ca­tion in Edu­ca­tion­al Lead­er­ship
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Best Online Graduate Education Programs 2018

The Uni­ver­si­ty of New Eng­land claimed a spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rank­ings for Best Online Grad­u­ate Edu­ca­tion Pro­grams. UNE is ranked in the top 100 pub­lic and pri­vate col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties list­ed in the report and is one of just two Maine insti­tu­tions includ­ed in the rank­ing.

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

The Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Edu­ca­tion Gen­er­al track is designed for teach­ers look­ing to advance their edu­ca­tion career. Read more about the MSEd — Gen­er­al pro­gram, here. Choose from sev­er­al focus areas:

  • Cur­ricu­lum & Instruc­tion Strate­gies
  • Lit­er­a­cy (K-12)
  • Edu­ca­tion­al Lead­er­ship
  • Inclu­sion Edu­ca­tion

The Read­ing Specialist/Literacy Coach K-12 cur­ricu­lum is a 30-cred­it hour online pro­gram pre­pares you to become a Read­ing Specialist/Literacy Coach in a K-12 set­ting. The cours­es are designed to equip you with the foun­da­tion­al knowl­edge that you need to assess stu­dents and to pro­vide tar­get­ed lit­er­a­cy instruc­tion. The pro­gram pre­pares you to take a lead­er­ship role in your school and dis­tricts to sup­port fel­low edu­ca­tors in their goal of improv­ing stu­dents’ lit­er­a­cy growth. Read more about becom­ing a Read­ing Spe­cial­ist.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

The CAGS: Gen­er­al track at UNE is a 30-cred­it pro­gram designed for teach­ers. The cur­ric­u­la is com­prised of high qual­i­ty and inno­v­a­tive mate­r­i­al that will teach you skills that you will be able to imme­di­ate­ly apply in the class­room. Read more about our Gen­er­al CAGS.

The CAGS in Advanced Edu­ca­tion­al Lead­er­ship (CAGS AEL) is 30 cred­its and entire­ly online, designed to help you advance your teach­ing abil­i­ties while cov­er­ing a broad range of edu­ca­tion­al and lead­er­ship top­ics. Read more about the CAGS in Advanced Edu­ca­tion­al Lead­er­ship. 

Post-Master’s Certificate

The Post-Master’s Cer­tifi­cate is a 15-cred­it pro­posed course path. Com­prised of high qual­i­ty and inno­v­a­tive cur­ric­u­la, you will learn skills that you will be able to imme­di­ate­ly apply in your class­room. There are sev­er­al areas that you may choose to focus on while earn­ing your PMC. Explore Post-Master’s Cer­tifi­cates.

  • Cur­ricu­lum & Instruc­tion Strate­gies
  • Edu­ca­tion­al Lead­er­ship
  • Inclu­sion Edu­ca­tion
  • Lead­er­ship, Ethics & Change
  • Lit­er­a­cy (K–12)
  • Read­ing Specialist/Literacy Coach K-12

Doctoral Degree (Ed.D.)

The Doc­tor of Edu­ca­tion in Edu­ca­tion­al Lead­er­ship (Ed.D.) is a 51-cred­it hour pro­gram in edu­ca­tion­al lead­er­ship designed to pre­pare you to trans­form self, orga­ni­za­tion, and com­mu­ni­ty through focused, flex­i­ble study. The pro­gram is well–matched for indi­vid­u­als work­ing in edu­ca­tion, health­care, non­prof­it, pri­vate orga­ni­za­tions, pub­lic agen­cies, non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions and more. Read more about the Ed.D..

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