Belfast, Maine – The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer three graduate level cohorts starting in the fall of 2016, with flexible course offerings including online, evenings and Saturdays. Programs include Master’s of Social Work hybrid program, Master’s of Education in Literacy, and Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership.
Master’s of Social Work (MSW)
Student’s enrolled in this online-hybrid program will participate in courses taught by faculty from the University of Maine School of Social Work. Using state-of-the-art learning management system, students will engage in most classes without the need to be online on a particular day or at a particular time. To maximize student-faculty connections, students will meet together at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast for two Saturdays each semester. The field practicum may be completed at qualifying organizations geographically convenient to students.
Master’s of Education in Literacy
The master’s program in literacy education offers a variety of options for teachers seeking additional expertise. This fall 2016 cohort, at the Hutchinson Center, is a 33 credit program designed to further elementary and secondary teachers’ knowledge of literacy theories, practices and research. Applicants must hold certification in either elementary or secondary education and have two years of successful teaching experience. Students complete requirements in a required core of fifteen hours in literacy. To fulfill elective requirements, students should consult with an advisor to identify appropriate courses.
Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership
The Master of Education (M.Ed) Program is designed for educators interested in building skills for effective school leadership and administration. The UMaine College of Education and Human Development features nationally recognized faculty, who are actively engaged in educational leadership research and scholarship. The college is ranked among the best education graduate schools in the nation, according to U. S. News & World Report. Programs are designed to meet the needs of working professionals, with coursework offered on a flexible schedule. Study may be full or part-time. The Educational Leadership Cohort, at the Hutchinson Center, is comprised of a group of students who take all of their courses together on one evening per week.
The M. Ed Program seeks Pre K through 12 educators looking to take on new leadership roles, such as principals, teacher leaders and coordinators at schools in Maine and beyond. Our graduates are able to pursue careers with nonprofit and government education agencies at the state and national level.
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About the University of Maine: The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s premier public university. It is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from across the U.S. and more than 67 countries. It currently enrolls 10,900 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering, and education; master’s degrees in roughly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.