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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

Program Details

The University of New England is an innovative and established leader in the online learning community. All of our online courses offer a multi-dimensional distance learning experience using a student-centered approach, specifically designed to accommodate different learning styles and the schedules of working professionals.UNE Online’s 30-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study can be completed in just under two years, and requires no GRE or campus visits.

The program allows you to concentrate on any combination of 10 courses that are most closely applicable to the area in which you are working or that interests you.This CAGS program is tailored to the experiences of an educational professional who aspires to a leadership role. It provides a thorough foundation in educational leadership theory, principles, and practices, placing emphasis on instructional leadership and tools to use to effectively motivate and lead teachers. Additionally, UNE Online’s Graduate Education Programs are ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 rankings for Best Online Graduate Education Programs. UNE is one of only 25 private universities appearing in the top 100, and is one of just two Maine institutions included in the ranking.

The University of New England is regionally accredited by the New England Association of schools and colleges (NEASC). Accreditation by the Association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.


Master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)