Degrees and Certificates in Education

Online, customizable graduate programs offered by the University of New England

MSed | MSed in Reading/Literacy | CAGS | CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership| Post-Master’s Certificate | Ed.D | Non-Matriculated Courses

Mission Statement

The College of Graduate & Professional Studies educates and supports future leaders in industry and service via programs designed to catalyze meaningful career development.

Education Program Offerings

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
  • MSEd RL: Master of Science in Education in Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach K-12*
  • CAGS: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
  • CAGS AEL: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Advanced Leadership*
  • PMC: Post-Master’s Certificate
  • Ed.D.: Doctor of Education in Transformative Leadership

*Approved Program in the State of Maine

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

The Master of Science in Education is a 30-credit program designed for teachers looking to advance their education career. We encourage students to customize their course plan based on their specific career goals. Students can choose from the following focus areas:

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

Upon completion of our Master of Science in Education, you will advance your teaching abilities to be applied in the classroom and in your community.

Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach K-12

The Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach K-12 is a 36-credit hour program that 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.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to take on a leadership role in your school and districts to support fellow educators in their goal of improving students’ literacy growth.

*Approved Preparation for the Literacy Specialist Certificate (092) in the State of Maine

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is a customizable, 30-credit hour program where you can choose any 10 courses that are based on your career goals. The curriculum is designed to provide a thorough foundation in educational leadership theory, principles, and practices. Emphasis is placed on instructional leadership and tools to use to effectively motivate and lead teachers.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Advanced Educational Leadership

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Advanced Educational Leadership (CAGS AEL) is a 30-credit hour program designed to help you advance your career as a school leader. Courses and topics in this program are aligned with State of Maine requirements for certification as a building administrator.

*Approved Preparation for the Principal- Building Administrator Certificate (040) in the State of Maine.

Post-Master’s Certificate

The Post-Master’s Certificate is a 15-credit hour customizable course path. Comprised of high quality and innovative curricula, you will learn skills that you will be able to immediately apply in your classroom. We encourage students to customize their course plan based on their specific career goals. Students can choose from the following focus areas:

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

Upon completion of your customized Post-Master’s Certificate, you will gain the knowledge to make a difference in your community as well as in your career.

Doctor of Education in Transformative Leadership (Ed.D.)

The Doctor of Education in Transformative Leadership (Ed.D.) is a 51-credit hour program designed to prepare you to transform self, organization, and community through focused, flexible study. The program is well–matched for individuals working in several industries including: higher education, K-12 education, medical education, health care, nonprofit, military and legal organizations, financial services, non-profit organizations, and more.

Upon completion of your Doctor of Education in Transformative Leadership you will learn the skills to transform: yourself as a leader, your organization, and communities you serve. The majority of our graduates have stated their leadership role changed significantly since graduating, either into a new position or leading to new responsibilities.

Non-Matriculated Course Offerings

UNE Online also offers students the opportunity to enroll in individual non-matriculated courses. This is ideal for students who need to fulfill certification requirements or skill gaps. Most courses are eight weeks long with six opportunities to enroll per year. and are offered six start times per year. Choose from over 35 course offerings!

 

 

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