School of Education and Human Development
Education experts from USM advise Maine Charter School Commission
A report authored by two professors emeritus from the University of Southern Maine is calling for changes in how the state measures success at its charter schools.
Partnership between RSU14 and USM offers rich experiences for interns and classrooms
For more than a decade, Windham has welcomed teacher interns from USM into their classrooms. More recently, RSU14 and USM have formed a true partnership, offering real benefits to both interns and the district.
Rehabilitation Counseling Students Present at National Conference
Two graduate students in the Rehabilitation Counseling program, presented at a national conference in Washington DC
USM partners with Portland schools to help increase diversity among teachers
A new USM course for people interested in teaching — especially people of color with an interest in Portland schools — was spotlighted by the Portland Press Herald.
Forecaster highlights USM-Portland partnership on diversity
A new USM-Portland partnership that aims to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to enter teaching was highlighted May 23rd in The Forecaster newspaper. The story by reporter Kate Irish Collins was titled "Portland schools launch initiative to increase staff diversity."
USM Education alumna awarded Fulbright to teach in Indonesia
After teaching immigrant children from Somalia, Djibouti, Angola, Congo and Kenya in Maine classrooms, USM Education alumna Amy Quirion wants to use her skills as an English teacher abroad. And she's doing it as a Fulbrighter.
Replay: 'The USM Update' 4/3/2017
Get an update on USM's sustainability efforts and learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Also, hear how USM is preparing its educators to adapt to the changing demographics in Maine's classrooms. Plus, a discussion on the findings of the first in-depth analysis of Maine's juvenile records system.
'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.
SEHD Recognizes Two Distinguished Alumni
Two distinguished U.S.M. alumni were recognized for their achievements in their fields this past fall during the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) annual recognition and awards ceremony.
Media highlights USM’s Laura Stevens, winner of the Presidential STEM award
USM alumna, Laura Stevens won The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is one of two Mainers to be recognized with the prestigious award.