All undergraduate and graduate students who matriculate into an educator preparation program or pathway in USM summer 2013 or later are required to subscribe to the Tk20 online data management system. The subscription allows students to use the system for assessment, advisement, field-experience and career portfolio management. The subscription fee of $103 covers some of the expenses related to the administration and assessment of the program. For loan purposes, the subscription fee will be eligible for consideration as part of costs. The subscription is a one-time payment and must be made by each student during the first semester of program or pathway matriculation (check with individual programs and pathways for specific subscription timelines).
The Office of Educator Preparation at USM will consider, on a limited basis, individual requests for financial support to assist in payment of this fee for students who have challenging and extenuating financial circumstances (e.g. unexpected medical expenses; a sudden unforseen life event that causes a dire financial burden). To apply for a subsidy, complete the One-time Subsidy Application form. Submit the application to Colleen Pleau in the Office of Educator Preparation (8 Bailey Hall) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications for this subsidy must be received no later than four weeks following the start of a student's matriculation semester.
To purchase your Tk20 account, you will need to access the USM Tk20 login page: http://usmmaine.tk20.com. On the left hand side of the screen, click "Click here to register your student account"
Onced purchased, you will receive an email stating that your account has been activated. It can take up to 2-3 days to activate your Tk20 account.