Unless otherwise noted, REGISTRATION FOR THESE MAY/SUMMER 2014 COURSES BEGINS ON MARCH 15, 2014.

ECH 500 Early Childhood Education in Today’s World

Participants in this course will investigate the current field of inclusive early childhood care and education from the perspectives of leadership, advocacy, policy and research. This course serves as a foundation for the M.S. Ed. Program, as students develop goals for their professional growth. Using a socio-ecological model, the contexts of the environments that surround childhood in the 21st century will be identified and explored. Students will explore current issues in early childhood by reading and understanding research on a selected topic in early childhood.

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree in early childhood or related field. Enrollment in UMF M.S. Ed Early Childhood Program or Permission of Instructor.

Instructor: Donna Karno
Format/Location: Blended designTwo (2) face-to-face class meetings at UMF and online. 
Dates/Times: May 19June 20, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on Monday, May 19 and Saturday, June 14 from 9:00 AM3:00 PM. Synchronous online session on Thursday, May 29 from 7:009:00 PM.
Class Number: 64353

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ECH 502 Diverse Programming in Early Learning Environments

This course is designed for the early childhood educator interested in learning how to incorporate diversity and multiculturalism in to the classroom with an emphasis on curriculum-building. Students will study the reality of increasing diversity within the classroom setting including issues relating to class, ethnicity, religion, exceptionality, gender and language. Included in the analysis of diversity will be how to move beyond cultural stereotyping toward using diversity as a caregiving and teaching strategy. Students will have the opportunity to emerge with a deeper understanding of multiculturalism and how to integrate meaningful diversity in to their lesson plans.

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree in early childhood or related field. Enrollment in UMF M.S. Ed Early Childhood Program or Permission of Instructor.

Instructor: Donna Karno
Format: Online
Dates/Times: June 2 July 7, 2014. Synchronous online sessions on Wednesdays, June 11 and July 2 from 7:00 9:00 PM.
Class Number: 64354

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ECH 535 Play and the Social World of the Child

In this course, students examine how children form and maintain relationships with others, including the family, peers, early childhood educators, and the community. Issues involving support systems for inclusive education settings will be investigated. The implications of these relationships for children’s development are investigated, as is the critical role of play in promoting positive connections with individuals and groups in the child’s world.

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree in early childhood or related field.

Instructor: Patty Williams
Format/Location: Blended design Three (3) face-to-face class meetings, two at UMF, one at Portland’s Children’s Museum, and online. 
Dates/Times: June 16 July 23, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22 from 9:00 AM3:00 PM, and Friday, July 18 from 4:008:00 PM. Synchronous online session on Wednesday, July 9 from 7:009:00 PM.
Class Number: 64355

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EDU 501 Content Area Literacy and the Common Core State Standards

This graduate course in content literacy and the Common Core Standards (CCSS) is designed for practicing teachers.  Content Area Literacy and the CCSS focuses on using literacy strategies that will help students comprehend and use critical thinking skills as students learn about effective approaches for teaching and assessing the process of literacy in the classroom.  Students will:

  • learn and implement literacy strategies that develop critical thinking;
  • implement “Writing to Learn” approaches to increase and enhance comprehension;
  • implement techniques that encourage students to take charge of their own literacy processes;
  • understand the difference between strong and weak examples of work and using this knowledge to increase their literacy achievement connecting reading, writing and thinking; and
  • engage in activities with their peers to sharpen their own understandings about literacy and the newest research on best practice.
Instructor: Gayla LaBreck
Location: University College Rockland Center.
Dates/Times: July 14 – 18, 2014. Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM3:30 PM.
Class Number: 64511

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EDU 524 Advanced Math Methods

This course is designed for elementary teachers who wish to increase both their math content knowledge and the methods they use to teach math content. Participants will increase their content knowledge in the mathematics they teach; increase their understanding of how children learn mathematics; increase their understanding of themselves as a mathematicians; increase their confidence as math teachers; increase their familiarity with the variety of math resources and materials available; increase their knowledge of the national math standards as well as the current research on math education; increase their ability to create a constructivist mathematics curriculum.

Instructor: Marilyn Curtis
Location: UMF
Dates/Times: June 24July 22, 2014. Tuesdays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 8:00 AM4:00 PM.
Class Number: 64469

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THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  EDU 534 Redefining Literacy: Living and Learning in Online Environments

Today the term “literacy” no longer refers exclusively to the reading and writing of printed texts. Scholars, educators, and professionals recognize the importance of digital literacy to citizenship, education, information-sharing, and community-building. In response, this course will help deepen student’s understanding of a variety of digital writing technologies and to consider the ways in which our perceptions of self and others are mediated through these and other technologies. Over the course of the semester, students will craft and manage a digital identity at the same time that they learn about and experiment with a variety of web-based tools such as blogs, social networking sites, and micro-blogging applications. We will discuss the benefits and risks associated with digital foot-printing and will discuss the importance of self-literacy in a digital culture, particularly as it pertains to managing an online identity. We will also explore the impact that evolving Internet technologies hold for the processes of reading and writing, identity construction, and community-building, as well as the extent to which we as educators must pay attention to these processes in order to stay relevant in an increasingly multimodal society. 534
Instructor: Ashley Montgomery
Format: Online
Dates: June 23 – August 1, 2014.
Class Number: 64317
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THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  EDU 540 A Close Look at Classic Fairy Tales: What Disney Didn’t Tell You

This course is designed to familiarize participants with literary folk and fairy tales. The majority of the class will be devoted to the close reading and analysis of a select group of tales. A close analysis of the tales will include structural, psychological, historical, and anthropological readings of literary folk and fairy tales and their cinematic counter parts; how social and cultural shifts have contributed to the development of the literary fairy tale; and consideration of the nature of the appeal of these tales that have survived and evolved over the past 300+ years and embedded themselves deeply into popular culture.

The rest of the class will be devoted to classroom applications for fairy tale studies. As fairy tales are used from pre-k to graduate studies, participants will pursue fairy tales studies appropriate for the grade/age level they choose.

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Instructors: Meg Doughty Anderson and Margaret Nerney Adams.
Format/Location: Blended design – Four (4) face-to-face classes at UMF and online via Blackboard.
Dates/Times: June 26 July 31, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on Mondays, June 30, July 7, 21 and 28 from 8:00 AM12:30 PM.
Class Number: 64318

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EDU 548 Encouraging Online Communication and Community to Support Learning

EDU 548 Encouraging Online Communication and Community to Support Learning There are many free web tools available to educators and administrators who wish to foster community and communication on the web while increasing work efficiency. This course is based on theoretical frameworks for communication, collaboration, and cognition.  Course participants will develop knowledge and skills of using asynchronous communication technologies, social networking applications, and online community development tools. The course will allow participants to explore social presence on the web, develop strategies to encourage participation, conflict resolution, netiquette, and collaborative learning.  The course will be conducted through problem solving scenarios, simulations, and online discussions using a variety of web applications and frameworks. By the end of the course, students should have created a personally or professionally meaningful community to facilitate learning, peer support, or professional development.
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Instructor: Araminta (Mina) Matthews
Format: Online.
Dates: June 16-August 8, 2014.
Class Number: 64454 

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EDU 550 School Law for Administrators

This course is a survey of the legal bases of public education in the United States and of contemporary legal issues and cases affecting the practice of school administration. Although the primary objective is to acquaint the student with the legal principles governing public education in the nation and the State of Maine, special attention will be given to those topics of school law which are, or should be, of immediate concern to the practicing school administrator.

Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree and two years of teaching experiencing to register for this graduate level course.
Instructor: Michael Cormier
Format/Location: Blended design – seven (7) face-to-face classes at UMF and online.
Dates/Times: June 30August 11, 2014. Mondays, June 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, August 4 and 11 from 8:00 AM1:00 PM.
Special Note: This course is part of our Certificate in Administration series.
Class Number: 64319

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EDU 551 Changing Educational Organizations in a Diverse World (section 0001)

This course is designed to provide an overview of educational organizations and the change process with attention to the impact of diversity on the local context. It draws on literature about organizational behavior, change, diversity, leadership, and professional learning communities. The course begins with an analysis of organizations and moves to a focused examination of the change process. Specifically it will support a framework that acknowledges the important role that families, communities, and culture play on educational practice.

Instructors: Mary Callan and Sally Beaulieu.
Format/Location: Blended design – Two (2) face-to-face classes at UMF and online. 
Dates/Times: May 3June 7, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, May 3 from 12:003:00 PM and June 7 from 9:00 AM3:00 PM.
Special Note: This course is part of our Certificate in Administration series.
Class Number: 64321

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EDU 551 Changing Educational Organizations in a Diverse World (section 0002)

This course is designed to provide an overview of educational organizations and the change process with attention to the impact of diversity on the local context. It draws on literature about organizational behavior, change, diversity, leadership, and professional learning communities. The course begins with an analysis of organizations and moves to a focused examination of the change process. Specifically it will support a framework that acknowledges the important role that families, communities, and culture play on educational practice.

Instructors: Mary Callan and Sally Beaulieu.
Format/Location: Blended design – Two (2) face-to-face classes at UMF and online. 
Dates/Times: June 24 – July 22, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on Tuesdays, June 24 & July 22 from 9 AM – 3 PM
Special Note: This course is part of our Certificate in Administration series.
Class Number: 64483

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EDU 553 Finance for School Administrators

EDU 553 presents a comprehensive introduction to resource acquisition, management, and leadership at the school level. Further, it is designed to engage students in exploring the practical realities of resource leadership and to examine in depth their own skills and knowledge in light of their goals for school leadership. Specifically, in the course students will: 1) develop a comprehensive understanding of resource acquisition, management, and deployment as a central part of their leadership effectiveness; 2) understand the procedural and legal parameters for financial and other resource acquisition, management, and deployment; and 3) build skills and understanding for leading this dimension of the school effectively.

Prerequisite: You must have a bachelor’s degree and two years of teaching experiencing to register for this graduate level course.
Instructor: Michael Cormier.
Format/Location: Blended design – Three (3) face-to-face classes at UMF, and one (1) face-to-face class and online.
Dates/Times: May 3 – May 31, 2014. Saturdays (excluding holiday weekends) from 8:00 AM4:30 PM. The May 17 class will be held off-campus at Mt. Blue High School E-Wing Room E116.
Special Note: This course is part of our Certificate in Administration series.
Class Number: 52445

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 EDU 571 Learning and Innovating with Digital Storytelling

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This course explores the development of digital media, the instructional design process and how to integrate these tools with the teaching of media literacy. Participants examine the way that media (video, audio, images, etc.) can be used to enhance learning and develop the skills necessary to design, produce and evaluate the use of digital media in the classroom.

Instructor: Dan Ryder
FormatOnline
Dates: June 23 – August 8, 2014.
Class Number: 64322
 
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EDU 580 Technology Integration Module V (0.5 credit – To be taken with EDU 585 Cultivating Ethical Leadership)

This course is designed to prepare leaders to integrate diverse educational technologies in an educational setting in ways that reflect a theoretical, research based, and practical understanding of curriculum/assessment development and the effective uses of technology. The course emphasizes practical ways to integrate technology into everyday instruction including content-area knowledge acquisition, inquiry, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. Course content explores the role of leaders as agents of reform regarding technology and includes the role and responsibility of various technologies to address diverse learning needs by utilizing an array of applications to enhance classroom instruction, motivate learners, and connect home and school.

Prerequisites:Accepted in M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership program, or permission of Director of Graduate Programs in Education

Instructor: Johanna Prince
Format/Location: Blended designThree (3) face-to-face class meetings at UMF and online.
Dates/Times:on June 12July 31, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on on Thursdays, June 19 from 6:45 7:30 PM, July 10 from 9:3010:30 AM and July 24 from 12:302:30 PM.
NOTE: The face-to-face class meetings are embedded into EDU 585, which meets right before or after these times in the same classroom. See EDU 585 below.
Class Number: 64345

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EDU 5801 Technology for Educational Research (1 credit – To be taken with EDU 582 Research Methods)

This course is designed to prepare leaders to use digital age tools for educational research. Leaders will understand how information is organized and indexed in online resources, how to effectively retrieve and evaluate information from online sources, and to use information ethically in their research. Topics include using citation management software, development of research skills, information evaluation, and documentation of sources. Additionally leaders will learn academic writing and referencing skills. Additionally leaders will learn academic writing and referencing skills.

Prerequisites:Accepted in M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership program, or permission of Director of Graduate Programs in Education

Instructor: Bryce Cundick
Format/Location: Blended designOne (1) face-to-face class meeting at UMF and online.
Dates/Times: June 19August 1, 2014. Face-to-face class meeting on Thursday, June 19 from 47:00 PM.
Class Number: 64323

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EDU 582 Research Methods

This course is designed to help students develop a working understanding of theories and techniques of both qualitative and quantitative educational research. Students will write a research proposal including a literature review as part of this course.

Prerequisites: Accepted in M.S. Ed. in Educational Leadership program or permission of Director of Graduate Programs in Education; and concurrent enrollment in EDU 5801.

Instructor: Johanna Prince
Format/Location: Blended designThree (3) face-to-face class meetings at UMF and online. 
Dates/Times: June 19July 31, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on Thursdays, June 26, July 17and July 24 from 8:30 AM12:30 PM.
Class Number: 64316

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EDU 585 Cultivating Ethical Leadership

This course is designed to cultivate leaders at the district, school, and classroom level, creating thinkers that influence system transformation. Participants will examine the application of ethical practices as they work with all students, staff, teachers, administrators, families, board members, community members, etc. to benefit student learning. Educational leaders collect and examine a variety of data sets to inform the decision-making process. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the change process, the importance of building relationships, and sharing knowledge with all stakeholders.

Prerequisite: EDU 584 or permission of instructor.
Instructor: Sandra MacArthur
Format/Location: Blended design – Three (3) face-to-face class meetings at UMF and online. 
Dates/Times: June 12July 31, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on Thursdays, June 19 from 4:006:45 PM, July 10from 11 AM2:30 PM and July 24 from 9:30 AM12:00 PM.
Class Number: 64346

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SED 511 Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities

This course, for practicing teachers, focuses on methods and strategies for introducing mathematical concepts to children and youth with disabilities, preschool through high school. Issues of concern, major curriculum thrusts, such as the Common Core State Standards, Maine Early Childhood Learning Guidelines, promising practices, methods to differentiate instruction, linking instruction and assessment, accommodations, modifications, and assistive technology are addressed in this course. Approaches for children of different age levels from preschool through secondary are included. Students will select course projects appropriate for the setting or grade level in which they work.

Instructor: Loraine Spenciner
Format: Online
Dates: June 16July 26, 2014.
Class Number: 64347

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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. We will explore disorders and delays in speech and language and learn about research-based techniques for assessment, identification and intervention.

Instructor: Robin Konieczko
Format: Online
Dates: July 731, 2014.
Class Number: 64453

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THIS COURSE IS FULL. 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.

Instructor: Libby Cohen
Format: Online
Dates: June 30August 15, 2014.
Class Number: 64348

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THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 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.

Instructor: Tamara Sewell
Format: Online
Dates: July 131, 2014.
Class Number: 64349

SED 518 Special Education Law (section 0002)

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.

Instructor: Brian Cavanaugh
Format: Online
Dates: June 28August 8, 2014.
Class Number: 64795

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SED 530 Educational Principles for Learners Who are Gifted

This course introduces the participant to education of gifted learners. Topics to be presented: conceptions of giftedness; myths and truths of gifted education; the necessity of gifted education; equitable identification of gifted learners from diverse populations; common cognitive and affective characteristics; highly gifted students; special populations of gifted learners; common social / emotional issues; necessary components of a gifted program; curriculum differentiation in the regular classroom; acceleration vs. enrichment.

Instructor: Helen Nevitt
Format/Location: Blended designFace-to-face class meetings at UMF and online. 
Dates/Times: June 23 July 10, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on Monday and Thursdays, June 23, 26 and 30, July 7 and 10 from 9:00 AM 1:00 PM.
Class Number: 64494

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The following two courses are available as a directed study:

SED 560 Teaching Individuals with Exceptionalities 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 ITASC Principles for Special Education.  It meets K-8 certifications 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.

 SED 561 Teaching Individuals with Exceptionalities 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 ITASC Principles for Special Education.  It meets 7-12 certifications 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.

Please call (778-7502) or email (educationaloutreach@maine.edu) if you need to take either SED 560 or SED 561.


THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SHE 530 The Coordinated School Health Program

The Coordinated School Health Program will assist practicing educators in becoming familiar with the coordinated school health model. This course will trace the evolution of school health education as well as examine present and future trends of the program model. Prerequisites(s): Must hold current teaching position working toward an endorsement in health education.

Instructor: Stephanie Swan
Format: Online
Dates: July 130, 2014.
Class Number: 64351
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THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SHE 533 Methods of Teaching School Health Education

This course will present practicing educators with existing curricula and methods used in developing school health curriculum. Theory and research-supported practices will examine areas of instruction and acquisition of resources.

Instructor: Stephanie Swan
Format/Location: Blended design – Three (3) face-to-face class meetings at UMF and online.
Dates/Times: July 130, 2014. Face-to-face class meetings on Wednesdays, July 2, 16 and 30 from 12:00 4:00 PM.
Class Number: 64352
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