Teacher Education

MTL Courses and Schedule

ETEP candidates who have successfully completed their certification year may complete their Master’s degree by completing an additional 12 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 crs)
  • EDU 624 Schools and Classrooms (3 crs)
  • EDU 642 Classroom Assessment (3 crs)
  • EDU 643 Inquiry in Education (3 crs) -- must take EDU 600 prior to EDU 643

MTL students have the following SEHD options to subsititue MTL courses:

EDU 624 Schools & Classrooms

  • EDU 603 Analysis of Teaching
  • EDU 562 Linguistic & Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

EDU 642 Classroom Assessment

  • EDU 605 Teaching, Learning & Assessment

EDU 643 Teacher Inquiry

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

The Teacher Education / ETEP faculty approved substitution of the Southern Maine Writing Project summer institute for EDU 624 and EDU 642. 

FALL 2014 - Registration begins April 14

EDU 600:  Research Methods (3 credits)
Class # 83887

Tuesdays, 4:10 - 6:40pm
9/2/2014 - 12/19/2014
Instructor: Jeffrey Beaudry, Lynne Miller
157 Science Bldg., USM Portland

EDU 600:  Research Methods (3 credits) - 2 sections available
Class # 85365  OR
Class #85762
9/2/2014 - 12/19/2014
Instructor: Jeffrey Beaudry, Lynne Miller

EDU 642: Classroom Assessment
Class # 90413
9/2/2014 - 12/19/2014
Instructor: Troy Crabtree

EDU 643: Inquiry in Education
Class # 85727
9/2/2014 - 12/19/2014
Instructor: Jean Whitney

SPRING 2015 - class schedule visible in MaineStreet beginning mid-April

  • EDU 600
  • EDU 624
  • EDU 642
  • EDU 643


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. 

EDU 624 Schools and the Classroom (3 credits)

This course relates cultural, historical, philosophical, sociological, and curricular foundations of education.  Students study how schools work as organizational cultures and how classrooms function as learning environments through an analysis of personal teaching contexts.  Prerequisites:  Completion of one of the following teacher certificate programs:  TEAMS, ETEP, CLASS, the Secondary Mathematics Education TED Pathway, or the Modern Classical Language and Literature Education TED Pathway.

EDU 642 Classroom Assessment (3 credits)

This three-credit course is designed for beginning school practitioners enrolled in the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) program – specifically those who have completed the 9-month ETEP or TEAMS teacher certification programs.  The course is not recommended for first year teachers or those who have just completed the certification program and are still seeking employment as teachers.  There is a $25.00 course fee for all students and a practicum requirement for those who are not employed as teachers or education technicians.  The course focuses on the formative use of classroom assessment, including developing a repertoire of valid and reliable assessment methods, communicating clear expectations, giving meaningful feedback, and involving students in assessment.  Students share experiences and practices with each other, discuss and reflect upon relevant readings, and apply learning in classroom settings.

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.