GRADUATE DEGREES

NEW: The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer two graduate level cohorts starting in the fall of 2016 and one starting in the Fall of 2017, with flexible course offerings including online and evenings and Saturdays.  Programs include Master’s of Social Work Hybrid Program, Master’s of Education in Literacy Education, and Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership.

 Master’s of Social Work (MSW) 

The Weekend MSW program (Fall 2017 cohort accepting applications) will originate from The Hutchinson Center in Belfast and broadcast to the Presque Isle and Machias areas.  Faculty will rotate teaching among the three geographic areas. Classes meet on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.  The Hutchinson Center, a state of the art facility of the University of Maine offers a variety of community education and outreach programs.  The Center is located one hour south of the University of Maine’s campus in Orono.  The Weekend MSW program consists of 63 credits for the full program.  2016 MSW Graduation photos!

Master’s of Education in Literacy Education

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 education.  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 in Educational Leadership 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.

This 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.

For additional information contact Amy Smith, academic adviser, amy.m.smith@umit.maine.edu or call 338-8000.