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Online Graduate Programs in Education Inspiring educational leaders to facilitate change in the future of education.


Welcome to UNE The University of New England isn’t just any university. It is a conduit of lifelong learning connections. It brings students from all walks of life together to collaborate and learn from one another. It is a place where education transcends the regular classroom experience and becomes a forum where terms like “student” and “teacher” blur into one another. The University of New England is an innovative and forward moving university grounded in the liberal arts, with two distinctive coastal Maine campuses, unique study abroad opportunities and an array of top-rated online learning opportunities. UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the sciences, health, medicine and humanities; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and is home to Maine’s only medical school. All UNE students engage in research and scholarship alongside dedicated faculty who are committed to their academic and professional success. Our academic programs ensure that students have plenty of opportunities for extensive fieldwork, clinical experiences, research, internships and global experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. UNE provides all its students around the world a vast variety of quality resources from personalized student support to online technical trouble shooting.

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MISSION OF UNE’S EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

The mission of the department of education is to develop-through research, service, and innovative teaching-reflective teachers and school leaders who are competent and caring lifelong learners in addition, four guiding principles are used in development and delivery of all programs and courses: » » Rigorous mind » » Compassionate heart » » Reflective stance » » Competent demonstration


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WELCOME TO UNE

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WHY UNE ONLINE

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION Curriculum & Instruction Strategies Educational Leadership Inclusion Education Literacy K-12 Career & Technical Education Admission Requirements

10 CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY Advanced Educational Leadership Curriculum & Instruction Strategies Educational Leadership Inclusion Education Literacy K-12 Career and Technical Education Leadership, Ethics & Change Admission Requirements 14 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES State Reciprocity

Enriching. Innovative. Passionate.

Accreditation Tuition and Financial Aid Future Opportunities- Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership


Why UNE Online The online graduate programs in education at UNE offer quality, community and support. It holds a firm commitment to excellence in online education. Our combination of expert faculty, advanced technology and the highest-quality course content ensures that the education received by you is unparalleled. As a learning student, you have a multitude of support and resources at your fingertips to guide you through your studies.

THE BENEFITS OF THE ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ARE VAST

The UNE online learning platform: » » Is flexible and convenient, providing 24/7 access to course materials » » Enables student-centered teaching, allowing you to engage in ways that best suit your learning style » » Encourages student interaction and increases instructor accessibility » » Facilitates increased knowledge through interaction with a global and diverse population of students and faculty » » Encourages research to practice through course assignments that are practical & applied

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Our online education program highlights include: » » 100% online – no campus visits required » » Learn anytime from any place » » No GRE Required » » Renowned faculty of practitioners, researchers & educators » » Strong networking forum » » Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) » » Recognized as one of 2013 Best Online Education Programs by U.S. News and World Report


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To say that the support offered by the faculty and staff is an asset is an understatement. I never once felt disconnected from the professors, program manager or my fellow students. HAROLD ZITMAN

- MSEd Graduate


Master of Science in Education CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES

Designed for the educator who is looking for a comprehensive education in a broad range of practices, the Curriculum & Instruction Strategies concentration is a synthesis of educational leadership, inclusion practice and literacy training. Upon graduation you will have acquired a broad skill set with which to grow and expand your professional opportunities.

CORE COURSEWORK EDU 600

Teacher as Leader

EDU 610

Differentiation Theory & Strategies

EDU 615

Motivational Theory & Class Management

EDU 690

Action Research & Case Study

EDU 695

Portfolio

CONCENTRATION COURSEWORK EDU 707 Instructional Leadership EDU 721 Using Technology within Inclusion Education EDU 723 Teaching and Learning in Inclusion Settings EDU 742 Study Skills & Content Literacy Instruction for All EDU 743 Connecting Reading with Writing for Success

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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

INCLUSION EDUCATION

Teaching isn’t the only part of being a good educator. Collaboration is another big part of developing yourself as well as those around you. University of New England’s Educational Leadership concentration will provide you with expertise in cultivating dialogue and managing the educational system that will lead to a more positive environment in your school, your district and your field.

Inclusion Education is the process of teaching both students with and without disabilities together in the same classroom through the use of assistive technologies and unique instructional methods. UNE’s Inclusion Education program is designed to take you through the next generation of special education practice. Through this program, your classroom will become a safe haven for all students where the opportunity for growth and development has no boundaries.

CORE COURSEWORK EDU 600 Teacher as Leader EDU 610 Differentiation Theory & Strategies

CORE COURSEWORK

EDU 615 Motivational Theory & Class Management

EDU 600

Teacher as Leader

EDU 690 Action Research & Case Study

EDU 610

Differentiation Theory & Strategies

EDU 695 Portfolio

EDU 615

Motivational Theory & Class Management

EDU 690

Action Research & Case Study

EDU 695

Portfolio

CONCENTRATION COURSEWORK EDU 701 Educational Leadership EDU 702 School Law

CONCENTRATION COURSEWORK

EDU 704 Supervision and Evaluation of Instructional Personnel

EDU 720

Special Education Law for the Classroom

EDU 709 School Finance

EDU 721

Using Technology within Inclusion Education

EDU 715 Organizational Theory and Strategic Planning

EDU 722

Special Education Assessment in Inclusion Settings

EDU 723

Teaching and Learning in Inclusion Settings

EDU 724

Collaboration in Inclusion Settings


Master of Science in Education LITERACY K-12

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Literacy is perhaps the greatest skill a teacher can instill in a student. Comprehensive reading and writing skills are integral not only to the academic success of your students, but to their success in life. University of New England’s Literacy concentration emphasizes the importance of advancing reading and writing talent from kindergarten through graduation and provides you with the tools you will need to cultivate the desire for students to independently advance these talents.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a critical component in building a strong workforce, helping to restore and maintain the economic health of the nation. The focus of the program is on improving instructional and curricular competencies in CTE, as well as the development of leadership skills. Course material and discussion will emphasize current CTE issues and research, and participants will develop the capability to make use of research findings relevant to the CTE classroom.

CORE COURSEWORK

CORE COURSEWORK

EDU 600 Teacher as Leader

EDU 600 Teacher as Leader

EDU 610 Differentiation Theory & Strategies

EDU 610 Differentiation Theory & Strategies

EDU 615 Motivational Theory & Class Management

EDU 615 Motivational Theory & Class Management

EDU 690 Action Research & Case Study

EDU 690 Action Research & Case Study

EDU 695 Portfolio

EDU 695 Portfolio

CONCENTRATION COURSEWORK

CONCENTRATION COURSEWORK

EDU 740 Supporting Literacy Development for All Learners

EDU 751

The Application Model of Learning – Curriculum Development

EDU 753

Working with Special Needs Students

EDU 755

Utilizing Literacy Strategies in CTE Learning Environments

EDU 741 Literacy Assessments as Teaching Tools EDU 742 Study Skills & Content Literacy for All EDU 743 Connecting Reading with Writing for Success EDU 744 Meeting Student Literacy Challenges

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EDU 757

Health and Safety Implementation for CTE

EDU 759

Preparing Students for College, Careers and Citizenship


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The University of New England makes it easy to renew and expand your passion for teaching and administration. Enrollment should be a stress–free experience. The enrollment counselors are well trained to take you through the application and enrollment process seamlessly.

For students seeking admission into the Master of Science in Education program: » » Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution » » Have a valid teaching license or certificate and be employed as a classroom teacher or have documented access to a classroom » » Minimum of one year of professional education experience » » Complete the online graduate application and submit a $40 non-refundable application fee » » Compose a personal goal statement » » Submit a professional resume » » Provide official transcripts from all accredited colleges/universities attended

Embrace your inner student.


Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES

If your goals include an upper-level administrator position or you need additional college credit to qualify for the next pay grade, consider our 30-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Advanced Educational Leadership. The CAGS is a post-master’s program leading to an educational administrative credential but also can be used to strengthen and leverage leadership abilities.

Professional development is important in any field, but in education where the stakes are high, it’s absolutely essential. University of New England’s 15-credit Certificate in Curriculum & Instruction Strategies is designed to develop you as a teacher in multiple areas, giving you a broad skill set that will allow you to be more effective in your classroom and school.

CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK

EDU 707 Instructional Leadership

EDU 701

EDU 721

Using Technology within Inclusion Education

EDU 702 School Law

EDU 723

Teaching and Learning in Inclusion Settings

EDU 703

Educational Change/School Reform

EDU 742

Study Skills & Content Literacy Instruction for All

EDU 704

Supervision and Evaluation

EDU 743

Connecting Reading with Writing for Success

EDU 705

Leadership, Professional Responsibilities and Ethics Seminar

EDU 706

School-Community Relations & Communications

Educational Leadership

EDU 707 Instructional Leadership EDU 709 School Finance EDU 715 Organizational Theory and Strategic Planning EDU 791 Internship I EDU 792 Internship II

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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

INCLUSION EDUCATION

If you wish to establish yourself as a mentor and partner with your peers, then consider University of New England’s 15-credit Certificate in Educational Leadership. This certificate focuses on acquiring an understanding of how to effectively represent your colleagues by taking a leadership role in your school or district.

This unique 15-credit concentration explores methods and strategies for teaching all students in inclusion settings with a special course on the range and use of assistive technologies. Furthermore, formal and informal procedures for assessing students with disabilities will be reviewed with a focus always on utilizing the results to inform and plan instruction. Finally, the ability to apply special education law to your setting and a practicum to integrate all your inclusive education learning concludes this concentration. This does not lead to a special education certification.

CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK EDU 701

Educational Leadership

EDU 702 School Law EDU 704 Supervision and Evaluation of Instructional Personnel EDU 709 School Finance EDU 715 Organizational Theory and Strategic Planning

CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK EDU 720

Special Education Law for the Classroom

EDU 721

Using Technology within Inclusion Education

EDU 722

Special Education Assessment in Inclusion Settings

EDU 723

Teaching and Learning in Inclusion Settings

EDU 724

Collaboration in Inclusion Settings

Lead the future of education.


Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study LITERACY K-12

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

You can never be too proficient in your ability to encourage reading and writing talent. That is why the University of New England has designed this 15-credit Certificate in Literacy. With this program, you will advance student literacy while instilling an understanding that reading and writing is the foundation from which all other learning and success takes place.

As a teacher, your education never ends. Every day in the classroom is a new learning experience. Students at every level of education are changing. Whether it’s a result of a shifting curriculum, the impact of technology, more distractions, policy changes, or something else completely, teachers must advance their teaching methods to keep students engaged. UNE’s online post-master’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Career and Technical Education will provide you knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to your classroom.

CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK EDU 740

Supporting Literacy Development

EDU 741

Literacy Assessments as Teaching Tools

EDU 742

Study Skills & Content Literacy Instruction

EDU 743

Connecting Reading with Writing for Success

EDU 744

Meeting Student Literacy Challenges

CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK EDU 751

The Application Model of Learning – Curriculum Development

EDU 753

Working with Special Needs Students

EDU 755

Utilizing Literacy Strategies in CTE Learning Environments

EDU 757

Health and Safety Implementation for CTE

EDU 759

Preparing Students for College, Careers, & Citizenship

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LEADERSHIP, ETHICS & CHANGE

This 15-credit CAGS in Leadership, Ethics & Change is intended for current or prospective school administrators who wish to focus on the topics of school change and reform, ethics and professional responsibilities, school community relations, and instructional leadership. This certificate also includes a 15 week internship experience.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For students seeking admission into the Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study program: » » Hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution » » Have a valid teaching license or certificate and be employed as a classroom teacher or have documented access to a classroom

CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK EDU 703

Educational Change/School Reform

EDU 705

Leadership, Professional Responsibilities, & Ethics

EDU 706

School-Community Relations & Communications

EDU 707 Instructional Leadership EDU 791 Internship I EDU 792

Internship II

» » Minimum of three years of professional education experience » » Complete the online graduate application and submit a $40 non-refundable application fee » » Compose a personal goal statement » » Submit a professional resume » » Supply three letters of recommendation from academic and/ or professional references » » Provide official transcripts from all accredited colleges/universities attended


Additional Resources STATE RECIPROCITY

The University of New England is committed to providing you with all of the facts needed to decide which degree program is right for you. To assist you in identifying principal licensure certification requirements for your state please contact an enrollment counselor at 1-800-994-2804. Specific state requirements should be reviewed for entry-level assistant principal or principal licensure to ensure requirements for your locale will be met. We recommend that you obtain approval from your state in writing.

ACCREDITATION

The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC CIHE). NEASC is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high levels of education, from pre-kindergarten through the higher education doctoral level. Accreditation is the review of the quality of educational institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a major way that the public knows that an institution or program provides a high quality education.

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TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

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Even after 13 years teaching, this program really opened up my ability to see what was going on in my classroom. The program encouraged me to create different strategies and interventions to create a better classroom experience for my students. MIKE - MSEd Graduate

At UNE, more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Investing in your future is a big financial commitment. That’s why the University of New England is proud to offer accredited and quality online education at a competitive price. Financing a college education is a partnership between the student, his or her family, and the University. The Financial Aid Office at UNE is available to assist online students and their families in finding the financial means necessary to achieve their educational goals.

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES- ONLINE DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

The UNE Education Department offers a 51 credit hour online doctoral program in Leadership, with a focus on Transformative Leadership. This Ed.D. in Educational Leadership will prepare you to transform self, organization, and community through focused, flexible study. You will become powerfully positioned to build allies with others striving for common outcomes as well as collaborate with individuals with divergent values and perspectives. This threeyear program (including dissertation) is completed entirely online with no residency requirement. Learn more about UNE’s Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership today by visiting go.une.edu/EdD or contacting us at (855) 325-0893.


The University of New England Department of Education 11 Hills Beach Road Biddeford, Maine 04005 (800) 994.2804

The University of New England is regionally accredited by: New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) 209 Burlington Road, Suite 201 Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-1433 (781) 271.0022 www.neasc.org

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