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The C.A.G.S. in education is an enrichment program designed to promote the professional development of experienced teachers and community leaders who already hold a master’s degree. It offers you wide flexibility in program planning so you can expand your expertise in education and other academic fields, and meet your professional needs and goals.


Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

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Professional Licensure: Concentrations

For students seeking a graduate program in which to earn 12 credits of graduate work in their field of licensure, the Elms College C.A.G.S. program can be used to apply independently to the state for professional licensure. This program can also be used as an enrichment degree for professionally-licensed educators in a variety of fields:

Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Biology, Early Childhood, Elementary, English, ESL, General Science, History, Literacy, Math, Moderate Disabilities, Socioemotional Learning, Spanish


Click to view course requirements for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.

C.A.G.S. Requirements

Course #Course NameCredits
Choose one: SOC 5800 Racial & Cultural Groups (formerly SOC 580) or EDU 6502 Issues in ESL (formerly EDU 652)3
EDU 5106Introduction to Technology in Education3
EDU 6100Research and Professional Practice3
Choose any seven electives (21 Credits)