Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP)

Effective teaching is grounded in knowledge, experience, critical reflection and commitment
Teaching is a complex enterprise. It is an art, a craft, a science, a collection of skills and common sense
Bailey Hall

We in the Teacher Education Department are dedicated to ensuring that USM’s teacher candidates have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach in the increasingly diverse and demanding schools of today. We are committed to providing our teacher candidates, whether undergraduate or graduate, simultaneous classroom or community experiences and course work that help them connect the theories and research of education with the everyday work with students in K-12 schools.

News & Events

Teachers of the Year for each of Maine’s counties were announced in a formal ceremony in Augusta recently. Among those recognized were two University of Southern Maine alumni.
Karen MacDonald gets to meet President Obama! Congratulations to Karen for being honored by President Obama for being named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year!
Six graduates and one current student from the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Education and Human Development were recently recognized for their selection as Maine's 2014 Teachers of the Year at the USM Alumni Educators’ Reunion Luncheon.