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University of Southern Maine

Program in Literacy Education

Portland, ME

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University of Southern Maine

Overview

University of Southern Maine / Program in Literacy Education is located in Portland, ME, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) English as a second language
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Applied literacy
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Literacy education
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Literacy education
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) English as a second language
Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) Literacy education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) English as a second language

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 36
Other Advanced Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Other Advanced Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20
Applied
16
Accepted
8
Enrolled
80%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st Not reported Yes
Spring deadline October 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Teacher certification
Additional Entrance Requirements Master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
98%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.89%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.89%
Unknown 16.98%

Gender

Male (5%)
Female (94%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 10
Male (11)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Teacher research in literacy, multiliteracies, learning to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students, motivation to read
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME  04103
United States
Contact Dr. Andrea Stairs
Program Director
Email: astairs@usm.maine.edu
Phone: 207-780-5971