Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) allows students to further their knowledge background and perspective through comprehensive curriculum and the option for specialization. Each CAGS program offers an individualized program of study.

Candidates must hold a master’s degree or its academic equivalent from an accredited institution for application to a CAGS program. If accepted into a CAGS program, candidates must complete a minimum of seven and a half graduate-level courses or the equivalent amount of 30 credits that are approved by the advisor and successfully pass a comprehensive examination for program completion. Certain programs may require additional coursework to be completed.

Some CAGS programs can lead to licensure upon completion of certain testing requirements:

  • Counseling
  • English & Language Arts Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education, Health, and Coaching
  • Policy, Planning, and Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Special Education

For more information regarding specific program information please visit the program page.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.