Teacher Education

Welcome to the Teacher Education Program
Effective teaching is grounded in knowledge, experience, critical reflection and commitment
Teaching is a complex enterprise. It is an art, a craft, a science, a collection of skills and common sense
Bailey Hall

We in the Teacher Education Department are dedicated to ensuring that USM’s teacher candidates have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach in the increasingly diverse and demanding schools of today. We are committed to providing our teacher candidates, whether undergraduate or graduate, simultaneous classroom or community experiences and course work that help them connect the theories and research of education with the everyday work with students in K-12 schools.

News & Events

Maine Montessori Institute is now accepting applications for its second cycle of the Master’s of Science in Education in Teaching and Learning, with a concentration in Montessori Early Childhood. This program is offered at The Winfield Children’s House in Falmouth, Maine in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine.

EQUITY CONVERSATIONS: Updates in STEM Education K-12

EQUITY CONVERSATIONS: Updates in STEM Education K-12

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Flynn Ross, Ed.D.
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5768
Contact Email: 

You are invited to join conversations with researchers, community partners, and other practitioners focused on best practices in STEM education K-12 for inclusion of all students, including ELLs.  This is an interactive day designed to promote conversation framed by the implications of the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards for underrepresented students.

Keynote:  Dr. Okhee Lee, Professor of Education, New York University

To register go the the New England Equity Assistance website at:

Co-sponsored by New England Equity Assistance Center and USM Teacher Education.  Please see flyer for more information.

Additional resources are currently available at a new clearinghouse of Maine based resources for Equity and Excellence in K-12 Schools at http://usm.maine.edu/eems.


June 6, 2014
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

ETEP Information Sessions

Did you miss the in-person Information Session?  Check out the recorded webinar linked here.

ETEP Spotlight