School of Education and Human Development


The Literacy, Language and Culture Program, in collaboration with the Southern Maine Writing Project and the Betterment Fund, has released Maine Teen Writing 2014: A Collection of Award-Winning Works by Maine Middle and High School Students.
Flynn Ross, a professor of teacher education at the University of Southern Maine discusses the demands, rewards, and joys of the teaching profession.
Dorice Timko, a graduate student in the rehabilitation counseling program at USM, received a National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation scholarship.
Melissa Rosenberg, a new faculty in the Counselor Education program at the University of Southern Maine has been chosen as a 2013-2014 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Presidential Fellow.
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced Al Bean, Direcgtor of Athletics is among the 28 winners of the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award.
Tom Nash is now president-elect of the Commission on Adult Basic Education's board of directors. Tom Nash earned a Masters of Science degree in Adult Education in 1992 from the University of Southern Maine.
child learning to read
Through a generous three-year grant from the Reading Matters to Maine Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the SMART program will provide free and low-cost reading tutoring for children in kindergarten through grade 5.
Rachel Brown
In the May 6, 2013 edition of the Portland Press Herald's Off-Campus Rachel Brown writes that school psychologists offer critical support to Maine students. These professionals respond to small and large crises and help youths stay on track to graduate.
National attention is currently focused on the topics of college and career readiness. In Maine, student enrollment and performance in college has been an ongoing discussion as state educators and legislators consider how to best prepare our high school graduates for bright, successful futures. According to a recent study released by the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) at the University of Southern Maine (USM), several commonly held beliefs about Maine’s college preparation and participation rates may be inaccurate.
Flynn Ross
Flynn Ross, Associate Professor of Teacher Education, wrote an Off-Campus piece in the Portland Press Herald on Monday, March 11, 2013 on how equity ensures excellence in Maine schools and nation-wide. Ross states, " Investment in early childhood education and a high-quality teaching force are two of the primary strategies for correcting our decline."


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