All undergraduate and graduate students who matriculate into an educator preparation program or pathway in USM summer 2013 or later are required to subscribe to the Tk20 online data management system. The subscription allows students to use the system for assessment, advisement, field-experience and career portfolio management. The subscription fee of $103 covers some of the expenses related to the administration and assessment of the program. For loan purposes, the subscription fee will be eligible for consideration as part of costs. The subscription is a one-time payment and must be made by each student during the first semester of program or pathway matriculation (check with individual programs and pathways for specific subscription timelines).
The Office of Educator Preparation at USM will consider, on a limited basis, individual requests for financial support to assist in payment of this fee for students who have challenging and extenuating financial circumstances (e.g. unexpected medical expenses; a sudden unforseen life event that causes a dire financial burden). o apply for a subsidy, complete the One-time Subsidy Application form. Submit the application to Colleen Pleau in the Office of Educator Preparation (8 Bailey Hall) or via email (email@example.com). Applications for this subsidy must be received no later than four weeks following the start of a student's matriculation semester.
To purchase your Tk20 account, you will need to access the USM Tk20 login page: http://usmmaine.tk20.com. On the left hand side of the screen, click "Click here to register your student account"
Onced purchased, you will receive an email stating that your account has been activated. It can take up to 2-3 days to activate your Tk20 account.
Please note Professional Education Council Policy: In order for USM's Education Preparation Unit program completers to be recommended by the institution to the state for certification or licensure, the candidate must provide evidence of meeting all certification requirements including proficiency on the standards relevant to his/her state approved professional program and this evidence must be compiled and assessed with in the context of the Unit's data management system (i.e., Tk20).
Tk20 Refund Policy:
Students in USM’s Educator Preparation Programs (matriculation date: Summer, 2013, or later) are required to subscribe to and use their Tk20 accounts. Tk20 will offer refunds for student subscriptions if, for some reason, a student needs to cancel his or her Tk20 account as per the following policy.
- For accounts completely unused within 30 days of purchase: Full refund
- For accounts unused between 31 days and 6 months of purchase: 50% refund
- No refunds will be issued after six months of purchase under any condition