Literacy Practicum Experience:
As a graduate student in our online Master’s of Education (MSEd) degree program, you’ll benefit from our six-credit practicum experience. Our culminating practicum experience provides an opportunity for you to enhance and practice your literacy instruction skills.
You’ll work remotely with student(s) on your campus for an intensive reading and writing program aimed at improving their literacy skills. In addition to developing instructional and assessment practices, you’ll empower these learners by creating relationships, understanding their strengths, and illuminating the challenges they face.
Our graduate students have varying backgrounds and professional objectives. The practicum experience is tailored to meet your unique goals and career plans.
- Maine’s literacy specialist license (092): Completion of the practicum is a Maine-state requirement to be eligible for licensure as a Literacy Specialist.
What Our Alumni Say
“The practicum experience was beneficial because it prepared me, challenged me, and gave me confidence to pursue my goal of becoming a future literacy coach.”
— Kiely Treschitta ’20, MSEd in Literacy Education
“This summer practicum is so much more than teaching summer school; it offers professional educators the opportunity to do some deep thinking about their practices and reflect on what will best allow all students to do the work necessary to promote their own learning.”
— Kellie Hooper-Bressler ’17, MSEd in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Contact Mindy Butler, Assistant Professor and Department Chair