Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP)
Faculty and School Partners Publish in National Journal
A high-poverty, previously low-performing elementary school in Maine shifted its from looking mainly at achievement and test scores to focusing on ways to create motivated, confident, engaged students. They created Rise and Shine, through which all 3rd–5th graders start each day with a fun, challenging activity chosen from a big menu—from kickball to poetry to maker spaces.
Students Making a Difference: Ekhlas Ahmed ’15
Ekhlas Ahmed '15, discusses her work in activism as a refugee, and how USM has and continues to prepare her for a career working to better people's lives.
ETEP Teachers featured on 'The USM Update'
The demographics in Maine’s classrooms are changing. So how are educators being prepared to teach some of Maine’s newest residents? Guests from the School of Education and Human Development and Portland Empowered, housed in the Muskie School for Public Service, will explain.
'Ellen' embraces USM student's inspiring story
When Ellen DeGeneres began a segment of her TV show by reading an audience member's letter -- describing her immigration from Sudan to Maine as a 12-year-old girl -- USM's Ekhlas Ahmed bent over and buried her face in her hands. "I was going to scream so loudly, but I couldn't," Ahmed said. Moments later, DeGeneres ushered her onto the stage, interviewed her and presented her with a check for $22,000, enough to erase her student loans.
Co-Authored Book Chapter by Dr. Flynn Ross and USM ETEP Alumnus, Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed, Published
Dr. Flynn Ross and USM ETEP alumnus, Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed, just had their recent co-authored book chapter published.
ETEP Alumna Wins National Teaching Award
Laura Stevens '05 won The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Stevens earned her master's degree in literacy education from the University of Southern Maine and teaches at Kaler Elementary School in Portland.
Two USM Alumni Recognized at 2016 County Teachers of the Year Event
Teachers of the Year for each of Maine’s counties were announced in a formal ceremony in Augusta recently. Among those recognized were two University of Southern Maine alumni.
Alumna Karen MacDonald '81 honored by President Obama for being named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year!
Karen MacDonald gets to meet President Obama! Congratulations to Karen for being honored by President Obama for being named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year!
Seven University of Southern Maine School of Education Alumni and Students Awarded Maine Teacher of the Year Honors
Six graduates and one current student from the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Education and Human Development were recently recognized for their selection as Maine's 2014 Teachers of the Year at the USM Alumni Educators’ Reunion Luncheon.
Dr. Flynn Ross Publishes New Op-Ed
Flynn Ross, a professor of teacher education at the University of Southern Maine discusses the need for more investment in our public education systems.