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The Advanced Graduate Study (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.

Prerequisite

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 Advanced Graduate Study (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.

We also offer a CAGS in the Reading Specialist license

Curriculum

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

C.A.G.S. Requirements

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
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)

Click to view course requirements for the CAGS/Reading Specialist License.

PREREQUISITES

– Child & Adolescent Development

– At least one survey course in reading

CAGS/Reading Specialist License

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
Choose one: SOC 5800 Racial & Cultural Groups or EDU 6502 Issues in ESL/Bilingualism3
EDU 5106Introduction to Technology in Education3
EDU 7200Struggling Readers – Primary (PreK-2)3
EDU 7201Struggling Readers – Elementary (3-6)3
EDU 6101Writing Workshop3
EDU 7006Reading Specialist Elementary Initial Practicum & Seminar (first practicum)3
EDU 7202Struggling Readers – Middle/Secondary (7-12)3
EDU 6104Literacy Across the Disciplines3
EDU 6102Issues of Diversity & Multiculturalism in Children’s Literature3
EDU 6107Administration of Literacy Programs3
EDU 7901Educating English Language Learners3
EDU 7108Research in Learning & Literacy3
EDU 7103Reading Specialist Middle School/Secondary Initial Practicum & Seminar (second practicum)3