REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THESE FALL 2013 COURSES.

EDU 529 Mathematics Leadership in K-12 Settings: Understanding and Implementing the Common Core State Standards 

The content of this course is specific to the skills and concepts needed as an emergent mathematics leader/specialist.  The focus of this course will be: an in-depth study of standards-based mathematics curriculum; its history and evolution, the structure and derivation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and the nature of assessment within a standards-based system; a research project that will examine the history and evolution of the standards-based mathematics movement; the Development of a grade-span differentiation, curriculum document and a standards-based mathematics unit; and a culminating portfolio will show evidence of the student’s ability to use the learning in a professional development capacity as a mathematics leader.

Instructors: Bob Jenkins and Margaret Griswold
Format/Location: Blended design – three face-to-face classes at Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. and teleconferencing and online work
Dates: On-campus Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden classes will meet Saturdays, September 14, October 19, and November 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree  to register for this graduate level course.
Special Note: This course is part of our Certificate in Math Leadership series
Class Number: 30067 

Click here for enrollment information


EDU 547 Instructional Design for Online Course Development

This course presents an overview of curriculum development & an introduction to instructional design for online courses. Participants will learn to design & evaluate curriculum, develop instructional materials, assess student learning & measure instructional outcomes for use in online classes. Topics include preparation of course outlines & syllabi, development of lessons plans, design of evaluation instruments and an explanation of how learning objectives & evaluation strategies affect the selection of content and materials.

Instructor: B.J. Kitchin.
Format/Location: Online
Dates: September 4-December 19, 2013.
Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree and be a practicing teacher to register for this graduate level course.
Class Number: 30643 

Click here for enrollment information


 

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 compliant investigation.

Instructor: Sandra MacArthur
Format/Location: Blended format with 4  face-to-face classes at  UMF Education Center combined with online instruction.
Dates:
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, September 21, October 5, November 2, and December 7 from 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM.
Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree and be a practicing teacher to register for this graduate level course.
Class Number: 30664.

Click here for enrollment information


 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 in-class 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.

Instructor:  Tamara Sewell
Format/Location: Online
Dates: September 8-December 15, 2013

Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree and be an in-service educator with access to students with special needs in order to complete assignments for courses.
Class Number: 30019

Click here for enrollment information


 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.

Instructor:  Loraine Spenciner
Format/Location: Online
Dates: September 4 – December 15, 2013

Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree and be an in-service educator with access to students with special needs in order to complete assignments for courses.
Class Number: 30064

Click here for enrollment information


 SED 508 Classroom and Behavior Management of Students with Disabilities

Participants 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.

Instructor:  Ray Glass
Format/Location: Online
Dates: September 4 – December 15, 2013

Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree and be an in-service educator with access to students with special needs in order to complete assignments for courses.
Class Number: 30080

 Click here for enrollment information


 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-K 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.

Instructor:  Libby Cohen
Format/Location: Online
Dates: September 8-December 15, 2013

Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree and be an in-service educator with access to students with special needs in order to complete assignments for courses.
Class Number: 30065 

Click here for enrollment information


SED 525 Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

This course is the first in a sequence of three and will introduce educators and other interested professionals to a behavioral view of teaching and learning.  The course presents basic behavioral processes and principles that are illustrated largely with respect to teaching young children with autism and provides a conceptual foundation for subsequent courses in behavioral assessment and the application of behavioral methods of specialized instruction.  Reading will be drawn from both text and primary sources, both recent and classic in the field.

Instructor: Susan Thibadeau
Format/Location: Face-to-face
Dates:  This course will be offered in the Spring 2014 semester on six Saturdays, TBD from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree  to register for this graduate level course.
Special Note: This course is the first course in the Applied Behavior Analyst sequence.
Class Number: 30094 

Click here for enrollment information


 

 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 & 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.

Instructor: Susan Boyce-Cormier
Format/Location: Blended design – four face-to-face classes at UMF Education Center
Dates: September 14-November 16, 2013, face-to-face classes will meet Saturdays, September 14, October 5 & 19, and November 16 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree and be a practicing teacher to register for this graduate level course.
Special Note: This course is part of our Certificate in Gifted and Talented series
Class Number: 30632

Click here for enrollment information


 SED 560 Teaching Children with Learning and Behavior Problems in the General K-8 Classroom

This course is designed to help general education teachers realize the connections between a theoretical understanding of the nature and needs of diverse learners (mostly those with disabilities but including those from multicultural backgrounds, those at risk for school failure and those who are gifted and talented), and the practical collaborative practices, instructional methods and classroom behavior management strategies employed by teachers to ensure these students achieve their fullest academic and social potential.  Participants will have the opportunity at advanced levels to address The Maine Standards for Beginning Teachers, and CEC Standards and InTASC Principles for Special Education.  It meets K-8 certification requirements in the state of Maine. This course is specifically designed  to meet MDOE’s requirement for “Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom” as part of a regular classroom teaching certificate.  Special Ed teachers or those seeking Special Ed certification should not enroll in this course.

Instructor: Linda LaRose
Format/Location: Blended design – online and face-to-face classes at UMF Education Center
Dates: Saturdays, October 5&19, November 2&16, and December 7. Some of these dates/and or times will be completed through online instruction.
PrerequisiteYou must have a bachelor’s degree to register for this graduate level course
Class Number: 30824

Click here for enrollment information


 SED 561 Teaching Children with Learning and Behavior Problems in the General 7-12 Classroom

This course is designed to help general education teachers realize the connections between a theoretical understanding of the nature and needs of diverse learners (mostly those with disabilities but including those from multicultural backgrounds, those at risk for school failure and those who are gifted and talented), and the practical collaborative practices, instructional methods and classroom behavior management strategies employed by teachers to ensure these students achieve their fullest academic and social potential.  Participants will have the opportunity at advanced levels to address The Maine Standards for Beginning Teachers, and CEC Standards and InTASC Principles for Special Education.  It meets 7-12 certification requirements in the state of Maine. This course is specifically designed to meet MDOE’s requirement for “Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom” as part of a regular classroom teaching certificate.  Special Ed teachers or those seeking Special Ed certification should not enroll in this course.

Instructor: Linda LaRose
Format/Location: Blended design – online and face-to-face classes at UMF Education Center
Dates Saturdays, October 5&19, November 2&16, and December 7. Some of these dates times will be completed through online instruction.
PrerequisiteYou must have a bachelor’s degree to register for this graduate level course
Class Number: 30825

Click here for enrollment information