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Master of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education

Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership

Administration

Applied Behavior Analysis

Gifted and Talented Education

Math Coaching

Math Leadership

Proficiency Based Education

Special Education (SPARC)

Students must hold a Baccalaureate degree to register for any of these graduate level courses


ECH 507 Advanced Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum
This course will examine the physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, linguistic, and behavioral development of infants and toddlers. The importance of early relationships and attachment with mothers, fathers and other primary caregivers will be explored. State and national standards for infant/toddler caregiving environments, observation, curriculum, and assessment will reviewed and utilized. A focus of this course will be considering strategies for developing collaborative relationships with parents and creating programs for young infants and toddlers that support parent partnerships, culturally competent caregiving, and developmentally supportive environments. This course has been approved to be used to apply for the State of Maine’s 081 Birth-Five Early Childhood Endorsement.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Patty Williams
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: TBD
Class Number: TBD

 

 


ECH 538 Collaboration with Families and Communities
The course presents strategies for educators to develop supportive family and community relationships. The multiple roles played by early educators are examined as they design and implement collaborative relationships with families and communities for the purpose of mutual support within inclusive settings. The course critically analyzes theoretical paradigms and current research, with a particular focus on the ecological system from the most immediate environments inhabited by the child to the most distant (i.e. federal agencies, belief systems). This course will fulfill a course towards attainment of the Maine state Birth-5 081 teaching certificate. Varies.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Patty Williams
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 6 – December 18, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 15, October 27 and December 8 from 9:00 – 4:00 PM. Online Synchronous meetings on Wednesdays, September 26, October 17, and November 14 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Class Number: 31447

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED STUDENTS
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ECH 540 Research Methods in Early Childhood
In this course, students examine research methodologies used in inclusive early childhood settings. Students will investigate and interpret the methods used in existing empirical literature, and will investigate and practice various qualitative and quantitative techniques. The use of ethics in conducting research on young children, their families, and their learning environments is emphasized. Varies.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Donna Karno
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 4 – December 14, 2018. Face-to-face meetings on Saturdays, September 8, September 29, November 3 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM. Non-Mandatory meeting on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-12:00 PM. Online synchronous meetings on Thursdays, October 11, October 25 and December 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
Class Number: 31448

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED STUDENTS
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EDU 531 Mathematics Pedagogical Knowledge: Effective Instructional Practices for Teaching Maine’s State Standards
The content of this course is specific to the skills and concepts needed to produce effective mathematics instruction.
The focus of this course will be:

  • Mathematics pedagogical knowledge needed for effective mathematics instruction.
  • Identification of mathematics resources needed for effective mathematics instruction.
  • The ability to critique classroom instruction for effectiveness.
  • The development of mathematics units.

Prerequisite: EDU 529 Mathematics Leadership in K-12 settings: Understanding and Implementing Maine’s State Standards
Instructors: Robert Jenkins and Margaret Griswold
Format/Location: Blended/ Saco
Dates/Days/Times: September 22 – December 22, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 22, November 3, and December 15 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Class Number:  31449

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED AND CERTIFICATE STUDENTS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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EDU 532 Mathematics Leadership K-12: The Art of Mathematics Coaching and Supervision
The content of this course is specific to the skills and concepts needed as an emergent mathematics leader/specialist as they support the development of mathematics educators.

The focus of this course will be:

  • The strategies of clinical supervision,
  • The understanding of the aspects of coaching,
  • The ability to give targeted feedback, and
  • The understanding of being a teacher-leader in the culture of a school.

This work will give the enrollee the foundation for becoming a mathematics leader using mentoring and supervision.

Section 1
Prerequisite: EDU 529 Mathematics Leadership in K-12 settings: Understanding and Implementing Maine’s State Standards
Instructors: Robert Jenkins and Margaret Griswold
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 15 – December 8, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 15, October 27, and December 8 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Class Number:  31450

Section 2
Prerequisite: EDU 529 Mathematics Leadership in K-12 settings: Understanding and Implementing Maine’s State Standards
Instructors: Robert Jenkins and Margaret Griswold
Format/Location: Blended/Rockland
Dates/Days/Times: September 8 – December 1, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 8, October 20, and December 1 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Class Number:  31452

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED AND CERTIFICATE STUDENTS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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EDU 552 Supervision and Evaluation of School Personnel
This course provides an overview of supervisory practice in public schools. It draws upon effective schools, effective teaching, teacher and adult development, and supervisory practice literature as a foundation for direct assistance to teachers and general supervisory work. The course includes Maine State Law regarding hiring and dismissal practices, just cause, contract issues, dismissal, non-renewal, progressive discipline, and complaint investigation.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Sandra MacArthur
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 10 – December 1, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 22, October 20, and November 17 from 9:00 -2:30PM
Class Number: TBD

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED AND CERTIFICATE STUDENTS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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EDU 576 Seminar In Proficiency Based Education
This course is designed for students to identify, with faculty support, an applied research project in proficiency-based education. Students will be expected to conduct literature reviews, explore theoretical frameworks, locate resources, and design strategies for implementing proficiency-based education. Seminar meetings will be responsive to students’ needs and allow for discussion, reflection, peer feedback, and support during project implementation.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of 2 of the following 4 courses, EDU 551, EDU 568, EDU 574, or EDU 575; or permission of the Office of Graduate Studies.
Instructor: Gloria Jenkins
Format: Blended/ RSU 12
Dates/Days/Times: September 17 – December 15, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 22, October 27, and December 8 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Class Number: 31453

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED AND CERTIFICATE STUDENTS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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EDU 584 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment II: Data Informed Decision Making for Digital Age Teaching and Learning
This course is designed to provide teacher leaders with opportunities to develop a deeper level of understanding of data analysis focused on student learning, representation, and communication to intended audiences. Participants in this course will investigate data-informed leadership processes through the cycle of program evaluation: design, implementation, management, and evaluation. The effects of reform initiatives on the stakeholders in educational environments will be investigated and critiqued. An emphasis is placed on developing a collaborative culture in educational environments that enhances teacher agency, builds instructional capacity, and maximizes efforts to meet students’ needs.

Section 1/ Cohort 11
Prerequisite: EDU 583 or permission of instructor
Instructor: Meredith Swallow
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 10 – December 14, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 15, October 20, and December 1 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Class Number: 31454

Section 2/ Cohort 12
Prerequisite: EDU 583 or permission of instructor
Instructor: Meredith Swallow
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 10 – December 14, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 15, October 27, and December 8 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Class Number: 31455

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED AND CERTIFICATE STUDENTS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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EDU 586 Applied Educational Research I
This course builds on foundational theories and practices investigated in Research Methods. Students will design a research study related to the field of education and document the proposed methods for that study. Students will better understand various ethical concerns when conducting research with people.
Prerequisite: EDU 582 or permission of instructor
Instructor: Christopher Strople
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 8 – December 15, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 15, October 20, and December 1 from 10:00AM – 1:30PM.
Class Number: 31456

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED AND CERTIFICATE STUDENTS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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EDU 595 Implementing a K-8 Math Coaching Practice
This is the second course in a three-course series. During the course students will expand their mathematical content knowledge, mathematical knowledge for teaching, and mathematical pedagogy through case studies and research in the field. Participants will use this knowledge to critically examine their own teaching practice. Additionally, participants will continue studying and begin to practice skills for elementary mathematics coaching and subsequently refine their vision of an effective and appropriate coaching practice. Participants will collect and analyze data to inform professional development planning.
Prerequisite: Must be a member of the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project; EDU 594
Instructor: Shannon Larsen
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: August 25 – December 16, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, August 25, September 29, and November 3 from 9:00 – 4:00 PM
Class Number: 31457

 

MATH COACHING STUDENTS ONLY
ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS MAY 9
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EDU 596 Refining a K–8 Math Coaching Practice
This is the final course in a three-course series. In this course participants will work with the support of an on-site field coach to evaluate their work as an emerging elementary mathematics coach in their district. Collection and analysis of data will be necessary in order to answer the research question posed in during the second course. Data will also be used to support the design of a professional development experience for teachers in the district. The role of an educational leader and the integration of technological tools will leverage this work. Focus on high quality mathematics learning and teaching will continue to be central to the course design.
Prerequisite: Must be a member of the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project; EDU 594 & EDU 595
Instructor: Shannon Larsen
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 1 – December 16, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 8, October 20, and November 17 from 9:00 – 4:00 PM
Class Number: 31458

MATH COACHING STUDENTS ONLY
ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS MAY 9
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SED 503 Preparing Students for the Future: Transition Programming, Self-determination and Advocacy
This course prepares future special education teachers at the middle and secondary level to meet the transition requirements of IDEA by exploring issues and strategies for preparing adolescents and young adults with disabilities for the transition from school to adult life. We will explore these issues and strategies within the context of ecological models of human development. Students will: understand federal and state mandates for transition planning and historical perspectives of transition, explore and describe the five areas of transition, implement effective strategies for dealing with diversity and gender equity issues, implement key transition assessments and curricula, develop student-centered transition plans and demonstrate awareness of how community agencies can collaborate to improve outcomes for youth with disabilities.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Heidi O’Leary
Format: Online
Dates: September 20 – December 14, 2018
Class Number: 31459

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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SED 505 Universal Design for Learning and Curriculum Access
This course introduces students to the concept of universal design for learning (UDL) and instructional technologies that provide educators with effective ways to create flexible methods, materials, and assessments to reach diverse learners. A focus will be on how to support students with a range of abilities to access the general education curriculum across content areas.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Brian Cavanaugh
Format: Online
Dates: September 17 – December 14, 2018
Class Number: 31460

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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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: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Libby Cohen
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: September 24 – December 14, 2018
Class Number: 31461

 

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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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: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: TBD
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: TBD
Class Number: TBD

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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SED 508 Classroom and Behavior Management of Students with Disabilities
Students will explore basic principles of classroom and behavior management from prevention of problems through the development of a variety of positive responses to chronic misbehavior in special education and regular classroom settings. Students will develop and conduct a number of classroom application projects designed to improve the behavior of individuals and groups of students. Students will also review current research on effective classroom and behavior management.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Ray Glass
Format: Online
Dates: September 5 – December 17, 2018.
Class Number: 31462

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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SED 517 Professional Ethics, Cultural Competence, and Evidence-based Practices in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
This course examines professional and ethical practice within the range of delivery systems from early intervention to special education in community and school-based programs for children with disabilities, from birth to eight years of age, and their families. Case studies increase understanding of various medical conditions and related care on family concerns and on child development and learning. Students examine and practice developmentally appropriate methods and strategies, as well as develop skills in effective supervision and evaluation of others. Through the course, students engage in reflective inquiry regarding developing personal cultural competency. Students identify and use current research to increase personal knowledge and skills, applying findings to present work settings.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Allison Jackson
Format: Online
Dates: September 10 – December 7, 2018.
Class Number: 31463

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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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.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Brian Cavanaugh
Format: Online
Dates: September 17 – December 14, 2018
Class Number: 31464

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED AND CERTIFICATE STUDENTS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE
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SED 527 Applying Behavior Analysis: Methods of Instruction and Behavioral Support
The purpose of this course, building on the concepts taught in SED 525 Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and SED 526 Behavior Analysis and the Scientific Assessment of Learning, is to familiarize students with methods of: a) specialized instruction for students with special needs, and b) management of behavior that interferes with learning. The course represents the progression from conducting behavioral research to implementing practices derived from research.

Prerequisite: SED 525 Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and SED 526 Behavior Analysis and the Scientific Assessment of Learning
Instructor: Laura Betters
Format/Location: Blended/University of Maine at Augusta
Dates/Days/Times: September 10 – December 15, 2018 with face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 22, November 3, and December 15 from 9:00 – 4:00 PM
Class Number: 31465


SED 533 Teaching Critical and Creative Thinking in Gifted Program and Classroom Settings
This course prepares teachers to increase the levels of critical and creative thinking in their classroom teaching. Topics include critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving in education in regular classrooms, arts/music classrooms, and in the education of gifted students. Participants will learn about assessment of critical thinking and creativity; social and cultural practices which facilitate or inhibit critical and creative thinking; and classroom practices which stimulate or inhibit critical and creative thinking in students and in teachers. Specific research-based classroom strategies will be taught.
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Leigh Ann Fish
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: September 22 – November 18, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 22, October 13, and November 3 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM.
Class Number: TBD

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE OPENS
MAY 9 FOR MSED AND CERTIFICATE STUDENTS
MAY 23 FOR NON-DEGREE

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