Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

Enhance Your Skills with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study 

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Even after receiving a master’s degree, there is still room to grow as a professional and leader. BU Wheelock’s certificates of advanced graduate study (CAGS) offer students the tools they need to hone their skills beyond what they studied at the master’s level. Whether you’re interested in teaching, working in a think tank, researching educational policy and practice, or collaborating with state and federal agencies, with a CAGS from Boston University, you’ll gain deep subject-matter knowledge, training, and experience to advance in your career. And if you complete the program and meet certain testing requirements, some of our programs lead to initial licensure—a plus for future teachers.

What is a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study? 

CAGS are post-master’s programs designed for working professionals. These programs allow students to further their knowledge through comprehensive curricula and the option for specialization. Each of BU Wheelock’s CAGS programs offers an individualized program of study. Our CAGS programs include certificates in curriculum & teaching, special education, early childhood education, mathematics education, educational leadership & policy studies, and more. 

CAGS Requirements

To enroll in a CAGS program, you must have a master’s degree in a related field. At the end of the program, you must also complete a comprehensive examination.

How Long Is a CAGS Program? 

Full-time students usually take one academic year to complete a certificate of advanced graduate studies at BU Wheelock. 

What Can You Do with a BU Wheelock CAGS? 

Curriculum specialists, higher education administrators, policy analysts, teachers, department heads, and other professionals can all make use of the skills that a certificate of advanced graduate study from Boston University offers. 

Discover the CAGS Programs

CAGS in Curriculum & Teaching
CAGS in Early Childhood Education
CAGS in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
CAGS in English Education
CAGS in Mathematics Education
CAGS in Reading Education
CAGS in Social Studies Education
CAGS in Special Education

Take Your Skills to the Next Level with a Boston University CAGS

Are you ready to sharpen your skills as an educator and leader? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to take the next step in your career. Learn more about the certificate of advanced graduate studies (CAGS) offerings at BU Wheelock by requesting more information.