Welcome Graduate Students! These pages describe the EDU 639 Literacy Practicum, also known as the "USM Reading and Writing Workshop".
The workshop is a six (6) graduate credit hour internship for graduate students who are completing master's degrees in Literacy Education. Graduate students are required to assess the reading and writing development of the two students they will mentor during the workshop and plan literacy programs based upon the children's needs and interests.
You will model "strategic reading behaviors" and encourage your students to practice reading texts they will encounter in school. All phases of this instructional program will be closely monitored by university faculty.
|2013 Timeline of Events - Last Updated May 2013|
|December 2012||An email will go out to Literacy Education graduate students to determine which students would like to participate in the Practicum.|
|January-February 2013||We will be examining transcripts of the students on the interest list to see if they are indeed eligible to participate in the Practicum.|
|Third week of March 2013||We will send out an email to students individually to either confirm or deny your eligibility. If we deny your eligibilty, we will explain why.|
|Last week of March 2013||We will send out a notice to all those that are eligible explaining the next steps and how registration will work.|
|May 14, 2013||EDU 639 begins, grad students only, 4:10-6:40 pm|
|May 28, 2013||Practicum, grad students only, 4:10-6:40 pm|
|June 11, 2013||Practicum, grad students only, 4:10-6:40 pm|
|June 21, 2013||Practicum, grad students only, 8:30 am-12:30 pm|
|June 24, 2013||Workshop begins; children's first day|
|July 4, 2013||No class session for graduate students or children|
|July 18, 2013||Workshop ends, children's last day|
Note: Course and workshop dates are determined, in part, by public school schedules. We have tentative dates for the beginning of the course and workshop, however these dates may change once we know when public schools will be closing, since schools have experienced a number of snow days this winter.
Please check back to this site often for updates or contact us for more information.
For More Information or Questions:
Literacy Education Program
218A Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus
Phone: (207) 780-5456