To meet the region's needs, demands of the field, and our student's busy lives, many of our programs offer distance learning courses. Our courses may be offered through: University College (state-wide)ITV (interactive television at sites around the state)Web-based (Blackboard)Off-site CohortsA combination of online and on location courses, called "blended" The following programs offer distance learning options:
Student wanting to pursue a master of science in adult education from a distance can do so by selecting online courses during the fall and spring semesters, and by taking one -week intensive campus-based electives during the summer.
Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
Beginning fall 2013 the applied behavior analysis courses will transition to anonline delivery format. The courses will be available synchronously. This means that the courses are off ered online and that students meet together on the same day and at the same time online. Students will need access to a computer with high-speed internet and a phone line.
Our counselor education program offers its Rehabilitation concentration through distance education options, including some core counseling courses that include our School and Mental Health Concentrations.
The Master of Science in Counseling--Rehabilitation Counseling Specialty--program helps students acquire the basic foundation, knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to enter the profession and practice effectively.
Approximately 45 of the 54 credit hours will be available via distance format (two-way videoconferencing, ITV, or online). Locations for ITV and videoconference classes include the seven University of Maine System campuses, most University College Centers, University College of Bangor, the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, and Lewiston-Auburn College. Classes will be offered on a rotating basis over the academic year and summer sessions. Between two and three classes (six to nine credits) will be offered each calendar year. All site-based courses will be offered during the week at 4:00 or 7:00 p.m. Students may earn those credits not offered in distance formats (see *on-campus courses below) at either the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine or from a regionally recognized graduate counseling program.
The master of science in education in literacy education is offered in its entirety at the Lewiston-Auburn campus of USM. Though technically not a distance learning option, the Lewiston-Auburn campus is a closer alternative than Gorham or Portland for students who live in western and central Maine.
Many of its ESL courses are offered online.
School of Education and Human Development Courses
The School offers several courses each semester in an online format across the programs.