School of Education and Human Development


The USM School of Education and Human Development offers a full range of high quality, accredited programs.  The school's program brochure provides a brief description of each program for easy reference.


  • Teacher Education - obtain a Bachelor's degree and teaching certification
    • Elementary
    • Secondary
    • Other - including Art and Music


  • Adult and Higher Education - fully online program prepares professional adult educators
    • Master of Science
    • Certificate of Advanced Study
  • Counseling - a range of degrees prepares students to work in the counseling field
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • School Counseling
    • Rehabilitation Counseling
    • Clinican Rehabilitation
    • MHRT-C
  • Educational Leadership - helping advance the careers of education professionals
    • Educational Leadership
    • Professional Educator
    • Assistant Principal
  • Educational Psychology - prepares students to be Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ETEP (Extended Teacher Education Program) - obtain a master's degree and teaching certification
    • Master of Education
  • Literacy Education - promoting 21st century literacy locally and globally
    • Master's degree and certificates available
  • Montessori Early Childhood Education
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy with a concentration in educational leadership and policy
    • next cohort enrollment begins in early 2020
  • School Psychology - prepares students for careers in school psychology
    • PsyD and Master's degrees available
  • Special Education - fully online programs for people working with exceptional students
    • In-service (for certified educators)
    • Pre-service (for students seeking initial certification)
    • Integrated general and special education
    • Certificate in Gifted and Talented Students
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - fully online
    • Master's degree and certificates available