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Program in Literacy Education School of Education and Human Development University of Southern Maine

  • Portland, ME
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 93%7%
    student ratio
  • 56
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • May 1
    fall application deadline
  • 88%
    acceptance rate
  • 7 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • English As A Second Language Certificate
      Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
      Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
    • Literacy Education Certificate
      Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
    • Literacy Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)
    • Applied Literacy Master of Science in Education (MS Ed)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 19
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 20
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required and Alternate accepted
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Alternate accepted

Admissions

88% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 18
    • Accepted 16
    • Acceptance Rate 88
    • Enrolled 8
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesteacher certification
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesmaster's degree
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students56
    • Female Percentage93%
    • Male Percentage7%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students56
    • Part-time Percentage91%
    • Full-time Percentage9%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian80%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown16%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty26
    • Full-time Percentage58%
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Female Percentage65%
    • Male Percentage35%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchTeacher research in literacy, multiliteracies, learning to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students, motivation to read
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Program in Literacy Education

School of Education and Human Development
University of Southern Maine

96 Falmouth Street, PO Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104-9300
United States

Dr. Andrea Stairs

Program Director

Phone: 207-780-5971
Email: astairs@usm.maine.edu

Mary Sloan

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 207-780-4812
Email: gradstudies@usm.maine.edu



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