School of Education and Human Development


Despite hundreds of years of hostility and neglect towards Maine's First Nation people, a pair of USM graduate students find reason for hope and healing.
Photo of Thornton Academy Teacher of the Year Amber Russo, pictured left, with Marsha Snyder, director of Acedemics at Thornton Academy
USM master's candidate Amber Russo has been named Thornton Academy's Teacher of the Year and is the school's nomination for 2016 Maine Teacher of the Year.
Photo of Kate Hawes, new superintendent of RSU 21. Photo courtesy of RSU 21
University of Southern Maine Ph.D. candidate Katie Hawes has been selected the next superintendent of RSU 21. Hawes will take over for interim superintendent Kevin Crowley on July 1 after receiving unanimous support from the RSU 21 Board of Directors.
University of Southern Maine Counseling Education Masters Degree
The University of Southern Maine and University of Maine at Farmington have worked in partnership to create a new academic program to address the national shortage of rehabilitation counselors. The Counseling 3+2 (BS to MSC) degree, which begins in Fall 2015, allows students to achieve both their bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation service and master’s degree in counseling in five years, rather than the typical six.
Karen MacDonald meets President Obama
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.
The success of Maine's schools and a cautionary statement about the need to invest in education, is discussed in an Op Ed by Dr. Flynn Ross, professor of teacher education at USM. She references research done by Dr. David L. Silvernail and the Maine Education Policy Research Institute at USM, along with other data to support her case.
The Literacy, Language and Culture Program, in collaboration with the Southern Maine Writing Project and the Betterment Fund, has released Maine Teen Writing 2014: A Collection of Award-Winning Works by Maine Middle and High School Students.
Flynn Ross, a professor of teacher education at the University of Southern Maine discusses the demands, rewards, and joys of the teaching profession.
Dorice Timko, a graduate student in the rehabilitation counseling program at USM, received a National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation scholarship.


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