Spring 2021 Open Enrollment:

November 9, 2020 – Open enrollment for all graduate students

Please email gradstudies@maine.edu or call (207) 778-7502 for more information.

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

M.S.Ed in Early Childhood Education

M.S.Ed in Educational Leadership (Core)

M.S.Ed in Special Education (Core)

Administration

English Language Learning

Gifted and Talented Education

Math Coaching

Math Intervention Specialist

Nature-Based Learning

Special Education Administration

Systems of Student Support

Special Education and SPARC

 


PSY 530 Fundamentals of Counseling Theories and Skills II

Prerequisites: (All students must be enrolled in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program.)
Instructor: Natasha Lekes
Format/Location: TBD
Dates/Days/Times: TBD
Class Number: TBD

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PSY 535 Creative Arts Immersion: Special Topics

Prerequisites: (All students must be enrolled in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program.)
Instructor: TBD
Format/Location: TBD
Dates/Days/Times: TBD
Class Number: TBD

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PSY 540 Diagnosis and Treatment

Prerequisites: (All students must be enrolled in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program.)
Instructor: Lisa Henry
Format/Location: TBD
Dates/Days/Times: TBD
Class Number: TBD

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PSY 545 Group Counseling

Prerequisites: (All students must be enrolled in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program.)
Instructor: Dan Seabold
Format/Location: TBD
Dates/Days/Times: TBD
Class Number: TBD

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PSY 550 Measurement and Evaluation

Prerequisites: (All students must be enrolled in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program.)
Instructor: Jennifer Blossom
Format/Location: TBD
Dates/Days/Times: TBD
Class Number: TBD

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ECH 537 Advanced Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum

This course addresses the development of inquiry-based science curriculum in the early childhood setting.  Rooted in constructivist approaches, it incorporates topics of scientific literacy, conceptual development, content areas, current research and curriculum development, implementation and evaluation. Sources of curriculum in science for young children are explored (e.g., standards content, children’s knowledge and concepts, flora and fauna of the immediate environment, etc.) are explored, teaching/learning strategies examined and scientific outcomes assessed. This course will fulfill the science content area for the Maine state Birth-5 081 teaching certificate. Varies.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.) Accepted in MS Ed in Early Childhood program, or permission of program Director
Instructor: Donna Karno
Format/Location: Blended – UMF
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, February 26, March 27 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and online synchronous class meeting on Thursday March 4 from 7:00PM – 9:00PM.
Class Number: 64750

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ECH 541 Field-Based Research

This course is the capstone of the M.S. Ed. Early Childhood Program. Students will complete a field-based, original research project, utilizing a research design that will draw on the student’s background knowledge from ECH 540. Analysis and reflection on the research process with an emphasis on interpretation and practical application of research to practice will be central to the course. Varies.

Section 0001

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.) Accepted in MS Ed in Early Childhood program, or permission of program Director
Instructor: Patty Williams
Format/Location: Blended – UMF
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, January 30, March 6, and April 10 from 9:00AM- 3:00PM. Online Synchronous class meetings on Wednesdays February 10, March 31, and April 28 from 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Class Number: 64751

Section 0002

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.) Accepted in MS Ed in Early Childhood program, or permission of program Director
Instructor: Donna Karno
Format/Location: Blended – UMF
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, January 30, March 6, April 10 from 9:00AM- 3:00PM. Online Synchronous class meetings on Thursdays February 11, April 1, and April 29 from 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Class Number: 64752

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EDU 503 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and English Language Learners

This course is designed with the premise that English Language Learners function in more than one language and more than one culture; these experiences influence and impact their learning in the classroom. Students will investigate the value of understanding the backgrounds of English Language Learners and work to create a learning environment that supports learning in a second language and culture while fostering a respect for the other languages and cultures.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Clara Jean Howard
Format/Location: Online with Synchronous Meetings
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Online synchronous class meetings on Saturdays, February 27, March 27, and April 24 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 63922

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EDU 526 Assessment Course & Research-Based Intervention Practices

The student will evaluate, analyze, and select universal screeners and curriculum-based measures (CBMs) to assess student performance in mathematics, and research-based intervention practices. They will use assessment tools in mathematics to identify and analyze achievement gaps, to monitor student growth, and to implement research-based intervention practices. The students will study the research that continues to emerge effective intervention strategies and the challenges. They will learn about the critical role of professional development to keep abreast of current research.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Stephanie Purington
Format/Location: Blended – UMF
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, February 20, March 20, and April 17 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 63926

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EDU 506 Poverty and Education

The influence of income on the well-being of children, youth, and families is pervasive and persists throughout the lifespan and across generations. An extensive and interdisciplinary literature has documented the widespread influence of family income on children’s cognitive, socioemotional, and physical development, as well as later vocational and educational success. In this course, we will come to understand how poverty impacts education through a systems approach. We will study theoretical perspectives from economics, sociology, psychology, and education for understanding how poverty affects children’s well-being as well as the multiple contexts children are growing up in. We will also look at resilience and ways that children can avoid the negative outcomes of living in poverty. This course will pay special attention to rural poverty and how it differs from urban poverty. Application of theory and research to practice will be emphasized throughout this course.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Elyse Pratt-Ronco
Format/Location: Online with synchronous meetings
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Online Synchronous class meetings on Saturdays, January 25, March 6, and May 1 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Class Number: 63924

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EDU 514 Exploring Maine Through Children’s Literature

Using children’s literature as the foundation, PreK-8 educators will develop their understandings of place-based instruction situated within the context of Maine. As educators engage in experiential learning, they will link key scientific concepts to literature; connect with the natural world around them; consider its history and natural resources; and gain an understanding of techniques that can be used to bring learning to the outdoor environment.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Kathryn Will-Dubyak
Format/Location: Online with synchronous meetings
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Online Synchronous class meetings on Saturdays February 20, March 20, and April 17 from 9:00AM – 12:00PM. April class meeting may convert to outdoor field trip, weather and public safety permitting.
Class Number: 64186

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EDU 553 Finance for School Administrators

This course will provide prospective and practicing educators and school administrators with a working knowledge of relevant laws, policies, theories and regulations related to school finance. Major course topics include acquisition, management, and deployment of resources and the impact these decisions have on leadership effectiveness. Further, it is designed to engage students in examining their own skills and knowledge in light of their goals for school leadership.

SECTION 0001
Instructor: Paul Knowles
Format/Location: Online with synchronous meetings
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021.
Synchronous class meetings on Saturdays January 30, February 27, March 27 from 8:30am-2:30pm

Class Number: 63928

SECTION 0002
Instructor: TBD
Format/Location: Blended – UMF
Dates/Days/Times: TBD
Face-to-face class meetings TBD
Class Number: TBD

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EDU 582 Research Methods in Education

This course is designed to introduce educators to different methodological frameworks in educational research and become more familiar with a range of research designs and practices. Participants will select an area of inquiry and begin an in-depth analysis of the research on this topic

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.) Accepted in MS Ed in Educational Leadership or Special Education program, or permission of Director of Graduate Programs in Education

SECTION 0001
Instructor: Stephanie Purington
Format/Location: Blended – UMF
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, February 6, March 13, and April 10 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 63929

SECTION 0002
Instructor: Stephanie Purington
Format/Location: Blended – UMF
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, February 6, March 13, and April 10 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 63930

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EDU 587 Applied Educational Research II

This course is designed as a capstone experience. Students will conduct a research project that will solidify and extend the researcher’s working understanding of the principles of research design, implementation, and analysis. Further, this course is a forum for analysis and reflection on the theoretical and experiential knowledge gained through the research process to generate an informed, multi-faceted perspective on the practice of education.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.) EDU 586 or permission of instructor

SECTION 0001
Instructor: Paul Knowles
Format/Location: Online with Synchronous class meetings
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 26, November 7, and December 5 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 63933

SECTION 0002
Instructor: Brianna Parsons
Format/Location: Blended – RSU 16
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Online Synchronous class meetings on Saturdays February 6, March 13, and April 17 from 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Class Number: 50278

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EDU 525 Developing Formative Assessment Practices in the Mathematics Classroom

This course will examine principles and aspects of formative assessment with a focus on establishing conceptual based mathematics learning targets, gathering and analyzing evidence of students’ thinking related to the learning target, providing feedback to students and deeply involving students in processes that will help them move their own learning forward. Research review, discussions, in-class exercises, practical experiences and action research on the integration of these formative assessment aspects within mathematics instruction will be an integral part of this course.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.) Accepted into the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project for K-8.
Instructor: Shannon Larsen
Format/Location: Online with Synchronous meetings
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Online synchronous class meetings on Saturdays, January 30, March 6, and March 27 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
Class Number: 64189

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SED 504 Collaborative Partnerships Among Individuals with Disabilities, Families, and Professionals

This course focuses on collaboration and teaming strategies among individuals with disabilities, their families, general and special educators, school psychologists, paraprofessionals, and other related service providers in inclusive school and community settings. Assignments and activities require application of teaming and collaboration skills. Participants will also conduct research on collaborative interactions in school and community-based services. Course projects involve co-teaching, staff development, and problem-solving situations.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Laurie Lemieux
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Class Number: 69259

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SED 506 Assessment in Special Education

This course examines assessment practices for children and youth from 3-20 years and provides a variety of hands-on experiences in using various assessment approaches including observations, curriculum-based measurement, and standardized instruments. This course includes opportunities to construct and use both formative and summative assessments, emphasizing the links between pre-assessment, program planning and instruction, and monitoring progress. Each student will work with a focus child or youth in their area of specialization to gain practice in constructing, evaluating, and implementing informal assessments, evaluating formal assessments and interpreting assessment information for other educators and parents. Each student will build skills and knowledge in increasing cultural competence related to assessment practices. During this course, we also will explore a variety of current issues including universal design, test accommodations, modifications, and assistive technology.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Danielle Williams
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Class Number: 69260

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SED 507 Curriculum and Instructional Programming for Students with Disabilities

Students will explore basic principles of curriculum development and instructional programming for students with disabilities. Students will focus on how to develop clear instructional goals and objectives for Individual Education Plans and then how to construct daily instructional programs to accomplish these goals and objectives. Students will explore current theory and practice regarding direct instruction as it applies to teaching reading and related skills.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Karen Smith
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Class Number: 69262

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SED 513 Early Childhood Speech and Language: Development, Disorders and Interventions

This course is designed to introduce future early childhood special and general educators to the development of speech and language in young children. Content includes an overview of the ages and phases of typical speech and language development and the link between speech, language and literacy. It will explore disorders and delays in speech and language and learn about research-based techniques for assessment, identification and intervention.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Ilana Lesser
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Class Number: 69265

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SED 514 Literacy Development for All Students

This course introduces research-based approaches to (1) the assessment of and for literacy, and (2) the implementation of methods, materials, strategies, and techniques for supporting literacy learning of all individuals, including those with disabilities. Although this course focuses on the special needs of individuals with disabilities or who are at risk, individuals taking this course will learn ways to address the needs of all students in grades Pre-kindergarten through 12 and adults who struggle to read and write or to improve their reading and writing skills. Topics include: assessment, print awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, writing, and teaching reading and writing to English language learners. Opportunities will be provided for participants to explore independent learning on key course topics.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Libby Cohen
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Class Number: 69267

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SED 518 Special Education Law

This course will provide prospective and practicing educators and school administrators with a working knowledge of relevant laws, policies, and regulations related to students with disabilities. Laws and regulations pertaining to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Maine special education regulations, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act will be discussed. Major course topics include Special Education eligibility and IEP development, student discipline, and curriculum access. The historical significance and practical application of laws affecting students with disabilities in school will be emphasized. In particular, the focus of the course will be on making effective educational decisions for students with disabilities.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Dominique Tetzlaff
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Class Number: 63936

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SED 519 Assistive Technology

This course introduces students to assistive technology (AT). Course participants will investigate the use of assistive technology devices and services for individuals with disabilities. A range of technology will be examined from “low tech” devices that are inexpensive or easily modified to “high tech” devices that are expensive. Evaluation approaches, determination of appropriate uses of assistive technology, and funding will be explored. Methods and strategies for implementing assistive technology with students who require varying levels of support across settings and ages will be a primary focus.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – March 21, 2021
Class Number: 64697

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SED 529 Individualized Positive Behavior Supports

This course prepares educators to design, implement, and evaluate interventions for students with significant emotional/ behavioral difficulties. Topics include the nature and needs of students with emotional/ behavioral difficulties, functional behavioral assessment, behavior support plans, and wraparound/mental health supports.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Brian Cavanaugh
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Class Number: 63945

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SED 532 Developing and Implementing Programs for Learners Who Are Gifted

This course prepares participants to build effective cohesive programs for gifted students, with direction provided by Maine Chapter 104 and the National Association for Gifted Children Program Standards. Topics include: program philosophy, goals and objectives; program models; identification procedures; curriculum and instruction; addressing atypical giftedness; grouping for instruction; teacher preparation; parent involvement; coordination between regular and special school programs; prevention of emotional problems; secondary vs. elementary programs; program advocacy and program evaluation

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Susan Boyce-Cormier
Format/Location: Blended – UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 8 – December 18, 2020
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays September 19, October 17 and December 12 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Class Number: 50291

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SED 551 Advanced Intervention Methods

This course focuses on identifying, selecting, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based inclusive practices within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework. In particular, candidates will explore in-depth the data-based individualization process, including the design and implementation of intensive, individualized, research-based interventions. As a requirement of the course, candidates will engage in field-based activities that provide real-world opportunities for translating theory and research into practice and applying several High-Leverage Practices (HLPs) in Special Education.

Prerequisites: (All students must hold a Bachelor’s Degree.)
Instructor: Karen Smith
Format/Location: Online Synchronous
Dates/Days/Times: January 25 – May 7, 2021
Online synchronous class meetings on Tuesdays January 26, February 16, March 9, March 30, April 20, and Wednesdays February 3, February 24, March 17, April 7, and May 5.
Class Number: 69202

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