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USM’s School of Education and Human Development Accredited by CAEP. The University of Southern Maine is the first institution in the University of Maine System to achieve national accreditation for both its initial and advanced educator preparation programs.

Bernacchio, co-authors examine telehealth for international audience

One of Bernacchio’s co-authors, Anupama Ginige, a Bio-Informatics researcher at Western Sydney University, Australia, managed to complete his work despite the destructive fires that scorched so much of his country. And all three — Bernacchio, Josephine F. Wilson of Wright State University, and Ginige — managed to work together without meeting in person.
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Recognized as Best Value Counseling Master's for 2020 has recognized USM’s M.S. in Counseling as the #1 best value for online master’s programs in counseling.

Alumna is Honored for Her Work with the Visually Impaired

Alumna Taya Tarr, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, has been recognized by the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) in Vermont with the Commissioner’s Award for her exceptional work.
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Ranked in top 10 most affordable accredited online Counseling programs

For online learners, the University of Southern Maine offers a low e-tuition rate to non-residents of Maine that is less than the standard out-of-state tuition. Maine residents benefit from the lower in-state tuition.
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2019 Wall of Achievement Inductees

The School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) kicks off each new academic year by awarding distinguished alumnae with induction to its Wall of Achievement.
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USM hosts symposium on active bystandership and inclusivity featuring Libra Scholar, Dr. Ervin Staub

USM welcomes Dr. Ervin Staub professor emeritus of psychology and founding director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to present a public talk and symposium on active bystandership and inclusive communities on October 24 - 25 on USM’s Portland Campus. In addition to the public talk and symposium, he will be holding training sessions for USM faculty, staff and students, as well as community leaders on October 23 on the USM Gorham Campus.
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Recognized as Most Affordable Counseling Masters for 2019-20 Recognizes the University of Southern Maine MSC with a Concentration in Clinical Mental Health as One of the Most Affordable CACREP-Accredited Master’s Programs in the Country for 2019-20
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USM Alumna Named Maine School Counselor of the Year

USM Alumna Honored as 2019 Maine School Counselor of the Year.

Compassionate intervention needed for veterans, USM's Bernacchio and Reagan wrote in Portland Press Herald

Caring and compassionate individuals can lessen the tragic trend of veteran suicide, Associate Professor Charles Bernacchio and USM student Tiffany Reagan wrote in the Portland Press Herald.