NEW! EDPZ 509 Internship -Curriculum Coordinator (non masters)
- ID: 2531
This internship course is designed to prepare students for assuming the role of a curriculum coordinator/instructional leader through completion of practical field-based experiences and joint supervision of a school administrator and a member of the MEC faculty.
NEW! EDPQ 582 Foundations of Library and Information Science
- ID: 2078
Students will become familiar with information theory, the disciplines and sub-disciplines that make up library and information science, and the ethical practices and standards that inform the field.
EDSN 526 Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (newly revised)
- ID: 1164
This course will examine “understanding the need” for all teachers to be prepared with research-based strategies to instruct these students, this new book provides a comprehensive overview of what autism spectrum disorders are, their identification, and treatment approaches; specific information on diagnosis, learning behavioral, cognitive, and sensory characteristics.
EDPX 576 Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
- ID: 925
This course focuses on the use of assistive technology to increase the independence and participation of students with disabilities in schools by providing them with access to the curriculum. With an emphasis on both the relationship between assistive technology and learning and on how assistive technology can be integrated into the curriculum, this course assesses the school-related tasks that students with special needs must perform in order to be successful. Additionally, this course will examine descriptions of technology-based solutions, presenting obstacles in clear, engaging prose.
EDPX 571 Multimedia – Empowering Students (having fun with media tools)
- ID: 927
EDPX 571 is centered around the easy-to-use DDD-E model—Decide, Design, Develop, and Evaluate—coupled with practical advice on how to effectively integrate the development of multimedia projects into classrooms.
EDPX 552 Philosophy of Adult Education
- ID: 148
This course addresses the history and principles of adult education applied to the development and implementation of programs in remedial, occupational, continuing and lifelong learning.
Topics to be presented will include the history and philosophy of adult education, the nature of the adult learner, curriculum and teaching strategies for adult learners, agencies and programs in adult education and problems and issues facing the field.
EDPX 550 Teaching English Grammar for ESL Learners
- ID: 903
The four objectives of the course are to help teachers: (1) identify common ELL grammar points and understand the details associated with each one; (2) improve their ability to answer any grammar question on the spot (when on the “hot seat”); (3) anticipate common ELL errors by grammar point, by first language, and by proficiency level; and (4) develop more effective grammar/language learning lessons.
EDPX 546 Career And Vocational Counseling
- ID: 149
The focus of this course is on the practice of career counseling, examined through the basic techniques and resources useful in supporting the theories of career choice and development. The use of the Internet as a “career counseling” tool is emphasized; emerging issues such as Web-based counseling are explored; and case studies illustrate authentic counseling strategies and techniques in action.
EDPX 535 Teaching Study Skills for the Special Education Students (newly revised)
- ID: 1167
This course will “provide a unique opportunity for active learning and practice that encourages student success in the classroom. Teaching struggling and special needs students to use study skills and strategies effectively is a vital step in transforming these students into accomplished and independent learners ,
EDPV 596 Internship -Administrative Leadership (non-masters)
- ID: 2341
Non- Masters Students will examine the issues and trends in school leadership and the role of the standards movement on…
EDPV 593 Teaching and learning with iPad in the classroom
- ID: 931
This course is designed for teachers who are interested in using the iPad in their classroom to improve student learning. It is designed to help teachers who have never used an iPad before as well as those who have.
EDPV 593 Teaching and learning with Ipad in the classroom
- ID: 910
This course is designed for teachers who are interested in using the iPad in their classroom to improve student learning. It is designed to help teachers who have never used an iPad before as well as those who have. The goal of this course is to help you become a skilled teacher who can plan, teach, assess, and reflect using this innovative technology.
EDPV 592 Adult Literacy
- ID: 150
This course explores adult literacy research, theory, programming, and instructional practices of adult literacy. The course examines the role of adult education as it pertains to adult learners’ needs and their roles as parents, workers, and community members. The course addresses a broad range of topics, including adult learning theories, considerations for English language learners …
EDPV 574 Infant Toddler Development
- ID: 1146
This course is a thorough study of infant toddle development with a strong emphasis on relationships, family connections and inclusion of children with special needs.
EDPV 543 Mass Customized Learning
- ID: 890
This course will examine the rationale for structural change, identify the proven technologies of today that make MCL possible, look at the potential MCL has to motivate learners to high achievement, describe highly professional teacher roles, and outline and concretely describe what school systems must do to make MCL a reality.
EDPV 518 Methods of Teaching Computer Technology
- ID: 930
This course will be used to develop lessons and to examine how word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, telecommunications, multimedia and online software can be used to improve teaching and learning in all classrooms.
EDPU 593 Early Childhood Special Education
- ID: 896
Course Dates (and registration links) – see Registration Page
EDPU 593 Early Childhood Special Education
In this course student will learn about Special Education and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education.
EDPU 577 Observation and Assessment of Young Children
- ID: 901
This course will present students with a variety of observation and assessment methods which correspond to areas of development, with a concentration on children ages 3-7. Students will utilize 10 observation tools to assess child learning and development.
EDPU 541 Children’s Literature
- ID: 2573
EDPU 541 Children’s Literature During this course students will explore a variety of children’s literature and learn to determine quality…
EDPU 511 Special Education Law for Administrators
- ID: 889
This course examines the legal bases of special education policy. Students will review legal issues and cases in the United States and in the State of Maine. Legal issues of importance to administrators employed in Maine are studied as well. Special Education law topics include Federal law, state law and regulations of concern to the school administrator,
EDPR 597 Thematic Units, Online and Recharged
- ID: 1175
This course provides hands-on experience integrating online technologies that improve student learning and support instruction with Thematic Units of Study.
EDPR 596 Web Resources for Learning (and Sharing Together -An Introduction to Google Docs, Google Earth, and Wikispaces)
- ID: 926
Course Dates (and registration links) – see Registration Page
The technologies being focused on in this course will be Google Docs (presentation, word processor, spreadsheet, and forms), Google Earth (exploring existing resources on the web and creating our own), and Wikispaces. This instructional technology course is designed to provide teachers, administrators, and educational technicians with an understanding of the current and emerging technologies. The technologies being focused on in this course will be Google Docs (presentation, word processor, spreadsheet, and forms), Google Earth (exploring existing resources on the web and creating our own), and Wikispaces. This instructional technology course is designed to provide teachers, administrators, and educational technicians with an understanding of the current and emerging technologies.
EDPR 584 Discovering On Line Tools for the Classroom
- ID: 932
EDPR 584 Discovering and Utilizing Online Tools for the Classroom…integrating technology into lessons and units. We will focus primarily on tools that are free and device-agnostic, suited for multiple content areas, and adaptable to all skill levels
EDPR 570 Early Childhood Development
- ID: 902
This course is a study of physical, emotional, social and cognitive factors of growth and development of children birth to five designed for Early Childhood teachers.
EDPR 556 Methods of Teaching Foreign Language
- ID: 913
This course prepares students to teach Foreign Languages. A variety of teaching/learning strategies, methods, and activities…
EDPR 555 Methods of Teaching Middle/High School Science
- ID: 922
This course offers “specific ways to enhance the curriculum, making it relevant, current and personal to students” both theoretical and practical applications will be covered.
EDPR 553 Collection Development & Management (6 credits)
- ID: 918
This course explores the basic elements of collection management, including planning, policy preparation, and selecting & acquiring materials, evaluating, preserving and publicizing collections. Techniques, which guide development, management, and evaluation of …
EDPR 546 Extending the Chickadee Award
- ID: 909
This course is for teachers and librarians interested in learning how to incorporate the books nominated for Maine’s Chickadee Award into their classroom or library programs
EDPR 540 Methods of Teaching Physical Education
- ID: 911
This course is designed for the physical education teacher. Emphasis will be placed on teaching method and strategies, designing learning experiences and …
EDPR 538 Methods of Teaching Health
- ID: 912
This course will provide participants with the necessary skills to plan and implement a variety of health promotion lessons & methods in the school. Students will be exposed to these methods through textbook and outside readings
EDPR 537 Methods of Teaching Middle & Secondary School English Language Arts
- ID: 920
This course guides students in preparing to teach English Language Arts in secondary school classrooms by studying and practicing a repertoire of teaching/learning strategies based on principles research.
EDPR 536 Methods of Teaching Social Studies for Middle and Secondary Teachers
- ID: 921
This course is designed to help teachers develop the methods, knowledge, skills, and understandings needed to teach social studies in middle and secondary level classrooms.
EDPQ 586 Leadership and the Library Media Specialist
- ID: 2259
This course focuses on the leadership and administrative roles of the school library media specialist. Emphasis is placed on the evolving role of the teacher librarian as a critical player in the learning community including manager, collaborator, collection and curriculum developer, facilities designer, fiscal agent, planner, advocate, promoter, and evaluator. Empasis is placed on the collaborative role of the teacher librarian as an educational leader in a school learning community
This is not simply a course in library management and collection development, instead emphasis is placed the collaborative role of the teacher librarian as an educational leader in a school learning community.
EDPQ 576 Methods of Teaching High School Math
- ID: 2067
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and experience to enable them to become effective secondary mathematics teachers…
EDPQ 554 ED Educational Leadership
- ID: 1537
This course will reflect on case studies with a focus on solutions and theoretical ideas. Students will become familiar with creating an environment to develop a vision and how to assess an organizational culture.
EDPO 525 Paraprofessionals as Effective Practitioners Part 2
- ID: 924
EDPO 524 Paraprofessionals as Effective Practitioners Part 1
- ID: 923
EDPO 524 Paraprofessionals as Effective Practitioners Dates TBD
EDPO 518 Federal and Maine Law for Administrators
- ID: 78
This course examines the legal bases of public education policy. Students will review legal issues and cases in the United States and in the State of Maine. Legal issues of importance to administrators employed in Maine are studied as well. School law topics include Federal law, state law of concern to the school administrator, teacher and student rights, special education, civil rights, school finance, and district liability. Students will have the opportunity to analyze case studies of personal interest. The course also has a focus on best practices and proactive leadership to prevent litigation.
EDPO 512 Assessments that Meet Learning Styles
- ID: 892
Have you ever wanted to engage your students in the learning process? How about providing them with assessments that meet their learning needs? Assessments that Meet Learning Styles is designed to explore alternative ways for students to show mastery of content specific standards (elementary level
EDPO 505 Library Media
- ID: 917
This course offers library media specialists’ ideas, strategies and tips for creating, implementing and managing a media center. Connections between …
EDPO 503 -Language Development and Early Literacy
- ID: 899
This course focuses on children’s language and literacy development from birth to age eight. Students examine theories of language development; explore strategies for engaging children in integrated listening, speaking, reading…
EDPM 593 Digital Information for K-12 Educators Part 2
- ID: 929
This course is an extension of EDPM 583-Part 1 In this course, programs as iMovie are explored more in depth. Participants will be introduced to Google Apps (Google docs, sites, presentation) and will examine their use for collaborative learning in the classroom
EDPM 592 Digital Storytelling with iMovie
- ID: 1174
This class will be learning how to plan a project using a story board, explore different ways to shoot video and pictures, and edit your video and pictures.
EDPM 583 Digital Information for K-12 Educators Part 1
- ID: 928
This course is designed to teach you the very basics of the Mac platform. You will be introduced to a variety of OS X features including but not limited to….
EDPM 559 Children’s Literature
- ID: 904
This course is for participants interested in revitalizing their use of Literature for students in K-8, and wanting to renew their own excitement and energy about using children’s literature. Topics will include genre studies, classics, recent publications, book awards (particularly Maine’s two children’s choice awards), author studies, curriculum integration and teaching strategies…
EDPM 538 Teaching Exceptional Children in the General Ed Classroom
- ID: 891
**From an inclusive perspective, this course examines education of the exceptional child. Through classroom instruction, discussions, activities, readings, and class projects, the graduate student will learn about prominent disabilities, the history of special education, the service delivery continuum …
EDPF 582 Using Blogs and Wikis in the Classroom
- ID: 1176
EDPF 566 Science for the Young Child
- ID: 897
This course will concentrate on the theories and history of early childhood constructivist science activities. Content will include the creation and completion of hands-on, inquiry based science activities and observation assessment techniques.
EDPF 564 Elementary Science Methods
- ID: 907
This is a core teaching methods course for elementary and middle school science. Through 15 mystery stories…
EDPF 556 Elementary Reading Methods
- ID: 908
In this course students will learn appropriate strategies to help their students become better readers. In this course we will focus around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy…