Available 100% online Credit Hours Tuition Application Deadline Test Requirements
Yes 30 credits $439/cr. in-state and $549/cr. out-of-state* Rolling Admission None

*This special E-Tuition Rate applies to out-of-state students enrolled in a fully online degree or certificate program.

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Admission Criteria

1. Teaching experience (any level, PreK-12) and/or state certification (completion of a state approved teacher preparation program or certified via transcript review) –

NOTE: Applicants should NOT be seeking initial teacher certification. This CAS program does NOT lead to a recommendation for initial teacher certification, and do not provide the courses (especially student teaching) required for certification via transcript review.

Include undergraduate transcript (GPA of 3.0 or above), graduate transcript(s) and essay. Test scores are not required and recommendations are optional (helpful if GPA falls under 3.0).

2. Academic ability and potential for graduate work (Applicants should have demonstrated success at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and/or demonstrated intellectual qualities such as curiosity, creativity, persistence, and analytical skills in their prior studies and/or professional work).

3. Motivation for the proposed program of study (Applicants should be seeking to improve their knowledge and skills as classroom teachers. They should be a good match for the required coursework in the Elementary Education and Secondary Education programs. Students will want to be clear about the coursework required within these programs ahead of time and determine if the coursework they are seeking might be best met in a different program. If they have a second area of interest, such as literacy, instructional technology, or special education, they can achieve their goals in that related area through the eight electives in CAS in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction (Elementary and Secondary Education).)

General Overview of the Certificate of Advanced Study in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction (Elementary and Secondary Education)

The CAS in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is available for students who have completed a master’s degree in an education field. This 30 credit hour program, requires the student to complete a capstone experience, such as an action research project or internship. If the student was not required to complete an action plan at the master’s level, then they should plan to take the two-course sequence of action research courses, and if they have previously completed action plan research, they will have the opportunity to complete an internship. Aside from the capstone, the CAS student with work with their advisor to design a cohesive set of courses from within the College of Education and Human Development, as well as related fields that meet the student’s intellectual and professional needs. At least half the coursework must be taken within the College of Education and Human Development at the 500 level or above.

For more information, please contact Dr. Evan Mooney.

Education and Human Development Faculty

The Education and Human development faculty at the University of Maine is committed to providing you with the finest educational resources, theories and practices available. For a complete list of the Education and Human Development Faculty, check out their website.

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