Registration begins March 11 for M.S.Ed and Certificate Students

Registration begins March 25 for SPARC and non-degree students.  

 

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

Math Interventionist

Proficiency-Based Education

Special Education (SPARC)

Other Courses

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


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 / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: May 13 – June 16, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, May 18 and June 15 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Online synchronous class meeting on Thursday, May 30 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Class Number: 63025

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ECH 506 Language and Literacy in the Early Years
This course will concentrate on the development of literacy concepts in young children ages B-8 in informal and formal settings. Using a constructivist theoretical approach, the course will embed and integrate early literacy development across curriculum areas and throughout the daily environments of young children. Current research and national and state literacy standards on early literacy will be linked to philosophy and practice. This course fulfills 3 of the 6 credit requirements towards the language, literacy, and literature content area for 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, ECH 500 Early Childhood Education in Today’s World, and ECH 540 Research Methods in Early Childhood or permission from the Graduate Office (email gradstudies@maine.edu for permission).
Instructor: Rachel Parse
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 3 – July 7, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, June 8 and June 29 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Online synchronous class meeting on Thursday, June 6 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Class Number: 63034

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ECH 534 Advanced Program Administration and Leadership
Participants in this course will investigate the current field of early childhood care and education from the perspectives of leadership, advocacy, policy, and research within inclusive settings. Students will compare and contrast leadership models and styles, while delineating the differing roles and ethical responsibilities of leaders and managers. Building on their professional experiences in the field and previous coursework in program administration, this course will help students examine major components of administration including supervision and professional development of staff, relationships with families and the community, advocacy for the program and the field, professional accreditation, and applying research findings in the field.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Deb Chase
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 24 – July 28, 2019. Face-to-face class meeting on Saturday, July 20 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Online synchronous class meetings on Wednesdays, June 26 and July 10 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Class Number: 63026

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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.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Robin Fleck
Format/Location: Blended / Lewiston Public Schools
Dates/Days/Times: June 25 – August 8, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Tuesdays, June 25 and July 9 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and July 23 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Class Number: 62913

 

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EDU 505 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for ELLs
This course fosters course participants’ abilities to modify and adapt learning environments that support the diversity of linguistic, cultural, and social experiences that all students bring to the classroom.  Through the examination of various ELL curricula, materials, strategies, and assessments participants will look at language literacy skills, curriculum adaptation for language minorities, and design appropriate assessments connected to learning objectives for ELLs within the curriculum. Participants will develop a pedagogical understanding that effectively connects culturally situated knowledge to equitable learning experiences.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Dominique Tetzlaff
Format/Location: Blended / Lewiston Public Schools
Dates/Days/Times: June 24 – July 26, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Wednesdays, June 26, July 10, and July 24 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Class Number: 62914

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EDU 508 Nature-Based Art Education
This course will provide teachers and other professionals who work with PreK-12 populations with experiential learning in art education as related to Maine’s unique environment and natural settings. Offered in a hybrid format, participants will have opportunities to engage in art-based experiences in multiple outdoor settings followed by online sessions that encourage reflection, discussion, and application to their own work with children. Participants will explore a variety of media, tools, and techniques (fine and graphic arts); learn about and incorporate elements of art, principles of design, and color theory; and will consider the role of the nature-based art in personal development (“whole” learner) and in developing ecological consciousness. All activities of the course are aligned to Maine’s academic content standards. 

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Leigh Ann Fish
Format/Location: Blended / UMF & Field Trips
Dates/Days/Times: June 25 – July 29, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, and July 23 from 10:00 – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 62915

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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.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Kathryn Will-Dubyak
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: May 11 – June 30, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, May 18, June 1, June 15 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM.
Class Number: 62916

 

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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.

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Catherine Jacobs
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 21 – August 23, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Thursdays, June 27 and July 18 and Tuesday, August 6 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
Class Number: 62917

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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 that are, or should be, of immediate concern to the practicing school administrator. These topics include state laws affecting the administrator, student rights, teacher rights, teacher dismissal, collective bargaining, compulsory education, curriculum, tort liability, student records, employment discrimination, and special education. The student also will be afforded the opportunity to pursue and discuss topics and issues in school law, which are of particular interest or personal concern.

Section 0001
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Michael Cormier
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 7 – August 15, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturday, June 22, Thursday, July 18, and Thursday, August 15 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
Class Number: 62918

 

Section 0002
Prerequisite:
Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Michael Cormier
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 8 – August 16, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Fridays June 28, July 19 and August 16 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
Class Number: 63417

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EDU 551 Changing Educational Organizations in a Diverse World
This course is about understanding schools as organizations and how to change them to improve learning for all. It draws on literature about organizational behavior, culture, change, leadership, learning organizations, and professional learning communities. It is designed to promote critical thinking about and planful action toward creating schools that are true learning organizations. The course begins with an overview of diverse models of organizations and moves to a focused examination of culture and its impact on organizational behavior. Frameworks for understanding organizational change and resistance to change are then explored, followed by critical examination of leadership capabilities and skills necessary to lead successful school change efforts, including a shared vision, inquiry-based use of data, and broad-based involvement and collaboration.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructors: Sally Beaulieu and Mary Callan
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 22 – August 7, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Wednesdays, July 10 and Monday, August 5 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 63024

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EDU 561 Middle-Secondary Math Education
This course includes methodological, curricular and professional issues in mathematics education, grades 6-12.  Focus includes the following topics: Teaching and preparing for Proficiency-Based Education, response to Intervention structures and pedagogies; high school and middle school math content; use of materials; problem-solving; use of technology; State Standards; professional development and leadership. Particular attention is given to the use of instructional technology, and the application of how-we-learn brain research in the mathematics classroom.

This summer session of EDU 561 will emphasize detecting missing pre-requisite skills and misconceptions in math skills of grade 6-12 students and how to fill in the gaps and/or reteach mathematical understandings in age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate ways, including the use of technology. The course is appropriate for secondary and middle school math teachers as well as math interventionists, coaches, and academic leaders.


Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Theresa Overall
Format: Blended / UMF
Dates: June 19 – August 7, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Wednesdays, June 26, July 17, and July 31 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 62919

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EDU 583 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment I
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 13
Prerequisite: Accepted in MS Ed in Educational Leadership program, or permission of Director of Graduate Programs in Education
Instructor: Meredith Swallow
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 15 – July 26, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturday June 15 and Thursdays, June 27 and July 11 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 62920

 

Section 0002 / Cohort 14
Prerequisite: Accepted in MS Ed in Educational Leadership program, or permission of Director of Graduate Programs in Education
Instructor: Meredith Swallow
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 15 – July 26, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Saturday June 15 and Thursdays, June 27 and July 11 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 62921

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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.


Section 0001 / Cohort 11
Prerequisites: Accepted in MS Ed in Educational Leadership program, or permission of Director of Graduate Programs in Education; EDU 584 or permission of instructor
Instructor: Monique Poulin
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 18 – August 6, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Tuesdays, June 25, July 9, and July 30 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM.
Class Number: 62922

 

Section 0002 / Cohort 12
Prerequisites: Accepted in MS Ed in Educational Leadership program, or permission of Director of Graduate Programs in Education; EDU 584 or permission of instructor
Instructor: Monique Poulin
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 18 – August 6, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Tuesdays, June 25, July 9, and July 30 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM.
Class Number: 62923

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EDU 594 Designing a K-8 Math Coaching Practice
This is 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.

Prerequisite: Membership in the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project (K-8)
Instructor: Debbie Witham
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 15 – August 1, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings on Tuesdays June 25 and July 9 and Monday July 22 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 62924

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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.


Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Heidi O’Leary
Format: Online
Dates: June 24 – August 23, 2019
Class Number: 62945

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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.


Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Kathryn Desjardins
Format: Online
Dates: June 10 – July 21, 2019
Class Number: 62942

 

 

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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.


Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Libby Cohen
Format: Online
Dates: June 24 – August 2, 2019
Class Number: 62925

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SED 515 Early Intervention: Working with Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families
This course addresses various aspects of early intervention services including teaming with families; understanding development and risk during prenatal, natal, and postnatal stages; studying models for working with young children with disabilities and their families in natural environments; and examining infant and toddler program development and curriculum. Students will identify and use current research to increase personal knowledge and skills, applying their findings to present work settings.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Christine Spence
Format: Online
Dates: May 20 – July 26, 2019
Class Number: 62926

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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/Days/Times: June 24 – August 2, 2019
Class Number: 62927

Section 0002
Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Brian Cavanaugh
Format: Online
Dates/Days/Times: July 22 – August 23, 2019
Class Number: 62928

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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.

Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree
Instructor: Brian Cavanaugh
Format: Online
Dates: June 24 – August 2, 2019
Class Number: 62929

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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.


Prerequisite: Baccalaureate Degree
Instructor: Susan Boyce-Cormier
Format/Location: Blended / UMF
Dates/Days/Times: June 22 – August 15, 2019. Face-to-face class meetings Saturday, June 22, Thursday, July 18, and Thursday, August 15 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Class Number: 62930

 

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