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Master of Science in Education in Early Childhood Education

Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership

Administration

English Language Learning

Gifted and Talented Education

Math Coaching

Special Education (SPARC)

 


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 MS Ed in Early Childhood Program or Permission of Instructor
Instructor: Donna Karno
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: May 14 – June 16, 2018. Face-to-face meetings on Saturdays May 19 and June 16 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM. Online Synchronous class meeting on Thursday May 31 from 7:00-9:00 PM.
Class Number:4457

THIS CLASS HAS STARTED; ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED


ECH 502 Diverse Programming in Early Learning Environments
This course develops a transformative approach for incorporating diversity and multiculturalism into the classroom with an emphasis on curriculum-building.  Students will examine patterns of increasing diversity and how diversity impacts the classroom.  The course presents diversity as a caregiving and teaching strategy for the children and their families.  Students will emerge with a deeper understanding of multiculturalism and its meaningful inclusion into their lesson plans.  This course may fulfill a course towards attainment of the Maine state Birth-5 081 teaching certificate.

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree in early childhood or related field.  Enrollment in UMF M.S. Ed. Early Childhood Program or Permission of Instructor.
Instructor: Leigh Ann Fish
Format: 100% Online with synchronous class meetings
Dates/Days/Times: June 25 – July 29, 2018. Online Synchronous class meetings on Thursdays, July 12 and July 26 from 7:00 – 9:00PM.
Class Number: 4458

MS Ed STUDENTS ONLY – ENROLLMENT OPENS MARCH 9
Enrollment opens March 23 for Non-degree students

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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.  Enrollment in UMF M.S. Ed. Early Childhood Program or Permission of Instructor.
Instructor: Patricia Williams
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 4 – July 6, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, June 9, and June 30, from 9:00 – 4:00 PM. Online Synchronous class meetings on Wednesdays, June 6, June 20, and June 27, from 7:00-9:00 PM.
Class Number: 4459

THIS CLASS HAS STARTED; ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED


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 another language and culture while fostering a respect for the other languages and cultures.


Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Robin Fleck
Format/Location: Blended/Lewiston
Dates/Days/Times: May 1 – June 25, 2018 with face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, May 5, May 19, and June 2 from 9AM – 2PM.
Class Number: 4757

THIS CLASS HAS STARTED; ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED


EDU 504 English Language Learners: Equity, Inclusion, and Family Engagement
This course will help participants understand the importance of equity, inclusion and advocacy while fostering culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) family engagement. Students will identify how culture, cultural diversity, and cultural sensitivity apply to working with ELLs, their families, and their communities.
Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Shelly Chasse-Johndro
Format/Location: Blended/Lewiston
Dates/Days/Times: July 9 – August 19, 2018. Face-to-Face class meetings on Wednesdays, July 11, July 25,  August 1, and August 15 from 9:00 – 1:00 PM. 
Class Number: 4758

ENROLLMENT OPENS
MARCH 23 FOR NON-DEGREE STUDENTS
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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.

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Mike Cormier
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 1 – August 2, 2018. Face-to-face meetings on Saturday, June 23, Friday, July 13, and Thursday, August 2 from 8:30 – 4:00 PM. 
Section/Class Number: 4460

 

 

THIS CLASS HAS STARTED; ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED


EDU 551 Changing Educational Organizations in a Diverse World
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.

Section 0001
Prerequisites:
Baccalaureate degree
Instructors: Mary Callan and Sally Beaulieu
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 16 – August 1, 2018. Face-to-face meetings on Tuesday, June 26  from 9:00 – 3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 10 from 9:00 – 12:00 PM and Wednesday, August 1, from 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Class Number: 4463 This section is full

Section 0002
Prerequisites:
Baccalaureate degree
Instructors: Mary Callan and Sally Beaulieu
Format/Location: Blended design/RSU 12
Dates/Days/Times:  June 16 – August 1, 2018. Face-to-face meetings on Tuesday, June 26  from 9:00 – 3:00 PM, Tuesday, July 10 from 9:00 – 12:00 PM and Wednesday, August 1, from 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Class Number: 4464

ENROLLMENT OPENS MARCH 9 for MSEd and Certificate Students.
MARCH 23 For Non-Degree Students
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EDU 566 Designing and Implementing a Secondary Math Coaching Practice Part 2
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 secondary 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.  
Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree and must be a member of the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project (MMCP)
Instructor: Gloria Jenkins and Robert Jenkins
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 20 – August 13, 2018. Face-to-face meetings on Wednesday, June 27 , Wednesday July 18 and Monday, August 6 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM. 
Class Number: 4765

MMCP STUDENTS ONLY – ENROLLMENT OPENS MARCH 9
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EDU 583 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment I: Development and Planning for Digital Age Learners
This course focuses on current research and best practice in the area of curriculum development, instructional design, and assessment techniques. Participants will learn about a range of planning models that will inspire the creativity and innovation necessary to provide rich and powerful learning experiences and environments for every student. This course motivates participants to support colleagues in engaging students authentically in their own learning. An integral part of this course will be the development of a critical stance related to current practices in the design of curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Section 0001 – Cohort 11
Prerequisites:
Accepted in MS Ed in Educational Leadership program or permission of instructor
Instructor: Meredith Swallow
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 16 – July 28, 2018. Face-to-face meetings on Saturday, June 16, from  9:00-3:30 PM,  Thursday, June 28 from 9:00 – 2:30 PM, and Wednesday July 11 from 9:00 -2:30 PM.
Class Number: 4469

Section 0002 – Cohort 12
Prerequisites:
Accepted in MS Ed in Educational Leadership program or permission of instructor
Instructor: Meredith Swallow
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 16 – July 28, 2018. Face-to-face meetings on Saturday June 16 from 9:00 – 3:30 PM, Friday June 29 from 9:00 – 2:30 PM, and Thursday July 12, from 9:00 – 2:30 PM. 
Class Number:4470

 

MS Ed STUDENTS ONLY – ENROLLMENT OPENS MARCH 9
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EDU 585 Cultivating Ethical Leadership
This course is designed to cultivate ethical leaders at the classroom, school, and district level who are prepared to influence system transformation. Using student-generated and case study scenarios participants will engage in reflective practice to develop their ethical leadership capacity. Participants will collect data; reflect on the role of local context; and the importance of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders to advocate for student learning.

Prerequisites: EDU 584 or permission of instructor
Instructor: Sandra MacArthur
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 21 – July 31, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Thursdays, June 28, July 12, and July 26 from 9:00 – 2:30 PM.
Section/Class Number: 4471

MS Ed STUDENTS ONLY – ENROLLMENT OPENS MARCH 9
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EDU 594 Designing a K-8 Math Coaching Practice
This is the first course in a three-course series. This course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of elementary (K – 8) mathematics coaching. Students will examine the literature related to mathematics coaching with particular attention to the different models employed by school districts and the efficacy of coaching. Focus will also be given to developing a shared vision of quality instruction in elementary school mathematics.

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree and must be a member of the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project (MMCP)
Instructor: Debra Witham
Format/Location: Blended design/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 2 – July 31, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturday, June 9 from 9:00 – 3:00PM, Thursday, June 28 from 9:00 – 3:00PM, and Monday, July 23 from 9:00 – 3:00PM.
Class Number: 4472

MMCP STUDENTS ONLY – ENROLLMENT OPENS MARCH 9
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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.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Allison Jackson
Format: Online
Dates: June 18 – July 27, 2018
Class Number: 4474

 

THIS CLASS IS FULL


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.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Heidi O’Leary
Format: Online
Dates: June 11, 2018 – August 5, 2018
Section/Class Number: 4704

THIS CLASS IS FULL


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.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Kathyrn Desjardins
Format: Online
Dates: June 11 – July 22, 2018
Class Number: 4475

THIS CLASS IS FULL


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.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Kellie Bailey
Format: Online
Dates: June 18 – July 28, 2018
Class Number: 4476

ENROLLMENT OPENS
MARCH 23 FOR NON-DEGREE (SPARC) STUDENTS
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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-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.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Libby Cohen
Format: Online
Dates: June 25 – August 3, 2018
Class Number: 4478

ENROLLMENT OPENS
MARCH 23 FOR NON-DEGREE (SPARC) STUDENTS
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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.

Section 0001
Prerequisite:
Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Brian Cavanaugh
Format: Online
Dates: June 18 – August 3, 2018
Section/Class Number: 4479

Section 0002
Prerequisite:
Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Brian Cavanaugh
Format: Online
Dates: June 18 – August 3, 2018
Section/Class Number: 4480

 

THIS CLASS IS FULL (BOTH SECTIONS)


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: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Brian Cavanaugh
Format/Location: Online
Dates/Days/Times: June 25 – August 3, 2018
Class Number: 4502

  • THIS CLASS IS FULL


SED 531 Curriculum and Instruction for Learners Who Are Gifted
This course emphasizes the development of curricular and instructional opportunities to address characteristics and needs of the gifted child. Topics include: complexity and abstractness; differentiation from mainstream curriculum; modification of content, process, product, and learning environments; creative and critical thinking skills; the study of major ideas, issues, problems and themes across content areas; development of understanding of self and others; promotion of self-directed learning; career education; scope and sequence; and integration with district standards.


Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Susan Boyce-Cormier
Format/Location: Blended/ South Paris-Norway University Center
Dates/Days/Times: June 27 – July 25, 2018. Face-to-face meetings on Wednesdays June 27, July 11 and July 25 from 9:00 – 2:00 PM.
Class Number: 4943

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS COURSE IS NOW OPEN
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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 & 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.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Susan Boyce-Cormier
Format/Location: Blended/ University of Maine at Farmington
Dates/Days/Times: June 23 – August 2, 2018. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturday June 23, Friday July 13, and Thursday, August 2, from 9:00 – 2:00 PM.
Class Number:  4481

 

ENROLLMENT OPENS MARCH 9 for MSEd and Certificate Students.
MARCH 23 FOR NON-DEGREE STUDENTS
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