Other Master’s Degree Possibilities for the 9-month Option
ETEP or TEAMS completers in the 9-month program can continue in their program and complete the M.S.Ed. in teaching and Learning. Or, completers can choose another master's degree option, as shown below.
Master of Science in Special Education
Candidates who want to complete an initial certification in 282 Teacher of Students with Disabilities or 286 Teacher of Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities and receive the Master of Science in Special Education may apply to the Special Education Program. The initial certification requires 27 credit hours; an additional 12 credits is needed to complete the Master’s degree. FMI: http://usm.maine.edu/special-education
Master of Science in Education in Applied Literacy
ETEP candidates who have successfully completed their certification year may complete their master’s degree in Applied Literacy by applying to the Literacy, Language and Culture Program. The program in Applied Literacy builds upon the curriculum and experiences of ETEP and gives novice teachers increased skill in literacy instruction. This degree requires an additional 18-21 credit hours. FMI: http://www.usm.maine.edu/literacy-education/msed-applied-literacy