Teacher Education

MTL Courses and Schedule

M.S. in Ed. in Teaching and Learning - PROGRAM CHANGE!

The MTL courses have been reduced from 12 credits (4 courses) to 6 credits (2 courses) as of the end of Fall 2014 (December). All current MTL students have received an e-mail explaining the program change and documenting what they have completed and what courses remain based on this change. This e-mail was sent to your @maine.edu address.

EFFECTIVE SPRING 2015 (end of FALL 2014)

ETEP candidates who have successfully completed their certification year may complete their Master’s degree by completing an additional six (6) credit hours. Students have a full five years beyond the certification year to complete their degree.

The program of study after completing your ETEP intern year is:

  • EDU 600 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDU 643 Inquiry in Education (3 credits) -- must take EDU 600 prior to EDU 643

MTL students have the following SEHD options to substitute EDU 643 Inquiry in Education:

  • EDU 607 Teacher Research in Literacy
  • SED 699 Directed Study in Special Education
  • EDU 667 Professional Educator Capstone 

SPRING 2016 - Registration begins November 9

EDU 600: Research Methods & Techniques
Class # 69994
Instructor: Jeff Beaudry

EDU 600: Research Methods & Techniques
Class # 69995
Thursdays, 4:10-6:40PM on the Portland campus
Instructor: Jeff Beaudry

EDU 600: Research Methods & Techniques
Class # 69996
Wednesdays, 4:10-6:40PM on the Gorham campus
Instructor: Tammy Mills

EDU 643: Inquiry in Education
Class # 71349
Wednesdays, 4:10-6:40PM on the Gorham campus
Instructor: Andrea Stairs-Davenport

SUMMER 2016 - Registration begins March 1

TBD - Coming soon!


EDU 600 Research Methods (3 credits)
This course studies the concepts, principles, and techniques of educational research with an emphasis on scientific inquiry and problem solving, designed for both the producer and consumer of educational research.  Individual critiques and research reviews are completed.  Prerequisite:  open to matriculated students only. Offered fall, spring and summer.

EDU 643 Inquiry in Education (3 credits)
This three-credit course is designed as a capstone for the Masters in Teaching and Learning program.  This course is taken in the last semester of the MTL program.  The course focuses on inquiry in the field of education, including the development, implementation and evaluation of a research project focused on classroom practice or educational policy issues.  Candidates completing special education or ESL certification will conduct research in their respective field. Prerequisite: must have successfully completed EDU 600. Offered fall and spring.

EDU 607 Teacher Research in Literacy (3 credits)
One type of research that now largely informs our knowledge of literacy learning and instruction is ethnographic in nature. More and more of it is the work of teacher researchers. The purpose of this course is to enable students to become generators of new contextualized knowledge through their own classroom-based research and inquiry. Students will be introduced to major research paradigms and will learn and practice techniques of data collection and analysis. Naturalistic methods of studying literacy learning in real classroom contexts will be emphasized. During the course of the semester each student will generate a research question, design an action research study or piece of naturalistic inquiry that will help answer the question, collect and analyze sample data, and summarize findings or revisions necessary to improve the study. The class will function as a community of researchers; a substantial portion of class time will be spent working in small groups. Prerequisites: EDU 565, EDU 620, or EDU 559 and EDU 566, EDU 626 or EDU 557. Open to matriculated students only. Offered fall semester only.

SED 699 Directed Study in Special Education
This course is an opportunity to gain, apply, and integrate knowledge and skill in exceptionality by planning and conducting a project. The project must be intellectually sound, have direct applicability to the student, and produce a high quality product. Specific content and methods of evaluation are determined in conjunction with instructor. Prerequisites: EDU 600, matriculated students only, and program permission. Variable credit.

EDU 667 Professional Educator Capstone (3 credits)
This course is designed for students who are completing the Professional Educator program. It provides students with the opportunity to conduct an action research project in which they develop strategies to solve a problem of practice. Students will identify a problem that present barriers to student learning, conduct a review of relevant literature, collect and analyze data, devise a solution or intervention, and present findings to an authentic audience. The course takes the form of a professional community where students engage in collegial interaction, peer learning, and reciprocal feedback. Offered fall and spring, instructor permission is required.