School of Education and Human Development


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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.

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.
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Farrah Giroux has been named ESOL Teacher of the Year

Farrah Giroux, part-time TESOL faculty at USM and Instructional Leader for the ELL Team at Westbrook Middle School, has been named ESOL Teacher of the Year by the Foreign Language Association of Maine.
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USM and Maine DOE Partner to Increase Number of School Psychologists across the State

New full-time clinical faculty position supported by Maine DOE will expand internship programs, provide additional supports to school psychologists.
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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.
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Larissa Malone Receives NEA Foundation Envision Equity Grant

Larissa Malone, an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Department received a National Education Association (NEA) Foundation Envision Equity grant for $5,000 for Maine Black Educators Collective (MBEC) 2022 Programming.

When She Had Nowhere Else to Teach, Llewena Baker Hill Taught by Example

The legacy that Llewena Baker Hill left behind as a teacher far exceeds her short time in a classroom.
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USM Grad Receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Cindy Soule '00, a graduate of the Special Education master's and the 2021 Maine Teacher of the Year does it again. Soule became one of 104 teachers across the nation to receive the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Op-Ed: Maine Voices: Pandemic Calls for Us to Rethink Impossible Expectations of Teachers

OpEd: Maine Voices: Pandemic calls for us to rethink impossible expectations of teachers
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ETEP Graduate Kristin Leffler Receives a Pulitzer Center Fellowship

USM Alumna, Kristin Leffler, has been awarded a Pulitzer Fellowship for 2020-2021 to pursue journalism and develop curriculum in relation to the theme "Journalism and Justice: Elevating Underreported Stories in the Classroom.”