M.Ed. Literacy Information session at UMaine Hutchinson Center on March 22

Belfast, ME–The Hutchinson Center will hold an information session about a new cohort being formed for the University of Maine’s fall 2018 graduate early literacy program.  The session will be held Thursday, March 22, 4:30–5:30 p.m.; snow date is March 29.

Susan Bennett-Amistead, UMaine associate professor of literacy, will provide information and answer questions. Bennett-Armistead served for five years as the university’s Correll Professorship of Early Literacy.

The 33-credit M.Ed. in Literacy Education program offers a variety of options for teachers seeking additional expertise. The cohort is 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 will complete the program requirements in a core of 15 hours in literacy. Courses are offered online and live one evening a week at the Hutchinson Center.

UMaine’s literacy education graduate program provides students with the opportunity to explore vital issues of literacy research and instruction with nationally recognized faculty who have:

  • published over 30 books, in addition to numerous scholarly articles
  • been recognized with two UMaine faculty excellence awards
  • established a national site for Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Training
  • developed and implemented the Maine Literacy Partnership
  • founded the Maine Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project and

programs such as Young Authors’ Camps, effective practices and writing retreats

  • received two Spencer Foundation grants
  • collaboratively secured a $4.7 million federal Reading Excellence Act grant, providing training and development


For more information contact Amy Smith, 338.8004, amy.m.smith@maine.edu.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and

attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 67 countries. It currently enrolls 11,240 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral programs and master’s degrees in 85 fields; more than 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, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.