Literacy Education

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Reading Workshop is a Real Page-Turner for Elementary to Grad Students

President Jacqueline Edmondson tours the classrooms where graduate students are helping elementary and middle school age children improve their literacy skills.

NEA Big Read Grant awarded

Congratulations to three faculty members from the Department of Literacy, Language, and Culture! Dr. Kathleen McGovern, Dr. Nicole Siffrinn, and Dr. Mindy Butler have been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts BIG READ grant.
Nadine Bravo

Nadine Bravo - Graduate Assistant (GA) of the Year

Congratulations to Nadine Bravo, who has just been named Graduate Assistant (GA) of the Year from USM Graduate Studies.

Farrah Giroux has been named ESOL Teacher of the Year

Farrah Giroux, part-time TESOL faculty, named ESOL Teacher of the Year by the Foreign Language Association of Maine.

Nadine Bravo - recipient of the NECTFL Scholarship for 2022

Congratulations to Nadine Bravo, who has been named as the recipient of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) scholarship for 2022.

Mark Matuzas, TESOL Graduate Has Teacher Research Article Published

Mark Matuzas, TESOL Graduate Has Teacher Research Article Published
A photo of USM student Catherine Scheirer

After a decade, USM-Boys & Girls Clubs partnership continues to flourish

For more than a decade, USM students have served as dance teachers and cooking instructors, mentors and tutors, playmates and confidants to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine logo

The Boys & Girls Club: A Ten Year Anniversary

Persistence through a pandemic: Celebrating the upside of a decade-long partnership between University of Southern Maine and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. We marvel at the ways USM students have created programs that continue to generate great interest and may have lingering, even long-lasting effects on the youth served in local communities and for future teachers themselves!
A photo of USM graduate student Jenna Cross

USM launches fully online Master's in Literacy Education degree program

The M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education will start by offering two online courses in fall 2021 and two in spring of 2022. All will be seven-week courses and asynchronous, which means students don’t have to attend class at a set time.
Kacey Foerster

Foerster ’22 researches the positive effects of reading to people with Alzheimer’s disease

For Kacey Foerster '22, what started as a way to bring moments of connection and joy to her grandfather has become the focus of a study funded through USM's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

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