Teacher Education Overview
Program Coordinator: Dr. Flynn Ross, 500 Bailey Hall, Gorham
Teacher Education Advisor: Patricia Mew, 218a Bailey Hall; Associate Professors: Canniff, Jones, Kuech, Ross, Shank, Whitney
The Teacher Education programs at the graduate level leading to initial teacher certification in Maine offers the Educational Studies Minor at the undergraduate level. The Teacher Education faculty is dedicated to ensuring that USM's teacher candidates have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach in the increasingly diverse and demanding schools of today. We are committed to providing our teacher candidates simultaneous classroom experiences and course work that help them connect the theories and research of education with everyday work with students. Through a post baccalaureate pathway the Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP), students engage in an intense graduate level internship and post-internship course work to complete the Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Teaching and Learning (MSEd- MTL). ETEP, a nationally recognized teacher certification program, includes options for an intensive one-year program and a 13-month part-time program, completion of certification requirements, and optional completion of a master's degree in teaching and learning.