Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) in Special Education: Positive Behavior Supports

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Special Education provides specialized knowledge and skills in Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) for educators and other school professionals who hold a Master's Degree. It is awarded upon completion of 18 credits beyond the Masters degree in Education and Special Education.

However those students who have not met prerequisites prior to being admitted to the program may be required to take more than 18 credits hours in order to earn their certificates.

Students who are enrolled in the Initial Licensure program may be able to take CAGS courses, if eligible, thereby earning their CAGS in addition their master's degrees. The CAGS credits may be used toward their Professional Licenses.


Contact Dr. Nanho Vander Hart at nvanderh@assumption.edu or (508) 767-7380.


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