The University of New England is an independent university with two distinctive campuses on the coast of southern Maine. The University's mission is to educate men and women to advance the quality of human life and the environment.
The University of New England is a regionally accredited, entrepreneurial institution committed to academic excellence and the enhancement of the quality of life for the people, organizations, and communities it serves. The purpose of the University is to prepare students for meaningful and rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and enlightened lives.
UNE has once again been ranked as one of the "Best Universities" in the North that offer "a full range of undergraduate and master's programs" in the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges" from U.S. News & World Report.
Distance education has become an increasingly important part of the University of New England's education mix, to better serve both the University's traditional and non-traditional students. Distance learning offers:
The University is committed to our distance-learning students. The students who choose to learn through the University's extended campus are an integral part of the University community. Technological links enable students to interact with their faculty, advisors, support service administrators, as well as their student colleagues.
University of New England is regionally accredited by NEASC-CIHE, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730; 781-271-0022).
Change Begins with You.
Social Work Begins at UNE.
Offered by the School of Social Work at the University of New England, the Online Master of Social Work program is open to students from a variety of educational backgrounds. The program embraces a vision of a world where social workers are at the forefront of advocating with individuals and communities for human dignity and social inclusion by mobilizing efforts to end inequities, exploitation and violence. Our values are firmly grounded in human resilience, capacity building and the potential for individual and collective transformation at all systemic levels.
Our 100% online and CSWE-accredited program has the flexibility to meet your individual needs. You won’t have to hassle with working campus visits into your already busy schedule. Instead, the time saved by not commuting can be spent on more important things, like your family, professional growth, or giving back to your community.
Some program highlights include:
• CSWE Accredited
• Full-time or part-time options to choose from
• Asynchronous course work with no set log-in times
• No GRE required
• Traditional and Advanced Standing Tracks available
• 3 starts per year (Spring, Summer and Fall)
• Small class sizes for individualized attention
• Field practicum completed in your local area
Additionally, we are proud to offer 3 distinct concentrations:
• Clinical Practice
• Community Practice
• Integrated Social Work Practice
Our mission is to provide transformative and collaborative learning the embraces the values of social inclusion and promotes enhanced quality of live for individuals and communities. Join us.
• Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA
• School of Social Work application form
• Official transcripts from all schools
• 2-3 letters of recommendation
• Professional Resume
• Personal Statement
The Educational Leadership Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), a 15-credit online program for professional K-12 educators who are considering school administration. Matched to the national standards set by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), the courses provide entry-level knowledge and skills for beginning school administrators.
Teachers will be introduced to the theories and practices of effective leadership, including:
Special attention is given to supervision and evaluation of personnel. Educators emerge with a strong understanding of the legal milieu, and the analytical skills to interpret potential legal issues within the school. Throughout this CAGS program, teachers gain valuable insight into budget development and expenditure, as well as into organizational theory, especially as it relates to change.
The Curriculum & Instruction Strategies Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is a 15-credit online program for professional K-12 educators who would like to develop better curriculum, become better leaders, and advance their inclusion teaching methods.
The Curriculum & Instruction Strategies online certificate program begins by addressing leadership and showing teachers how to instill motivation and creativity it their fellow teaching staff. Students will learn current models for curriculum design to insure that materials meet appropriate content and learning goals.
Participants will learn how to address the diverse needs, abilities and experiences of their students. This includes teaching and learning methods for special education students as well as strategy and learning standards. Technology will be examined to determine its effectiveness in reaching special needs students, as well as a wide range of assisting technologies and strategies.
Graduate Certificate in Public Health- 100% Online
UNE’s 18-credit hour CEPH accredited Graduate Certificate in Public Health provides students with the core public health concepts they need to either enhance their professional knowledge or to pursue a graduate degree in the field. These 18 credit hours are the foundation courses for UNE’s Master of Public Health degree. All certificate program courses are transferable to UNE’s MPH degree program.
With a mission centering on teaching, research and service, the program educates students from across the nation and boasts a renowned faculty who are leaders in public health research with extensive collaborative partnerships in the public health community.
Education requirements: Must have a bachelor’s degree
Facts & Figures
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Online and multimedia.
Master's College or University II
Access to the internet. High speed recommeded.
Federal and Private educational loans are available.
Application takes approx 2 weeks. Registration deadline is 3 weeks after. Classes start 1 week after registration deadline.
Every professor I’ve had at UNE has been genuinely concerned with their quality of teaching and their students' progress – not just in class, but in life.