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Campus Initiatives - Maine Learning Assistants

The Maine Learning Assistant Program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to work closely with faculty and to assist them in trying out innovative instructional strategies. As a Maine Learning Assistant (MLA), you might, for example, facilitate peer discussions during small-group activities. Through your participation in this program, you will have the chance to review course content and learn about teaching, both of which are valuable experiences for students interested in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career. The program also provides a great opportunity for you to explore your level of interest in a career in science and math teaching.

MLAs are paid a stipend ($1000 per semester) to work approximately 10 hours per week to assist with instruction in large-enrollment science or math courses. Specific responsibilities include: (1) Assisting the lead instructor and TAs in the classroom and/or recitation sections, (2) Preparing for instructional duties, and (3) Participating in a one-credit STEM Education Seminar.  (Tuition is paid by MainePSP; associated fees are the responsibility of the student.  Click here for information about in-state and out-of-state fees.)

Student Application:

To apply for a position in the Maine Learning Assistant Program for Fall 2014, please click here

Review of applications will begin March 24, 2014.

QUESTIONS? For more information, send inquiries to  AND Come to the MLA Open House: Thursday, March 20, 4:30-6pm, Hill Auditorium (165 Barrows Hall)!

Fall 2014 Courses with MLAs: 

Image Description: Two Maine Learning Assistants engaged in conversation in classroom

Image Description: Maine Learning Assistants engaged in conversation in classroom activity

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Contact Information

Maine Physical Sciences Partnership
5784 York Complex #1, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5784
Phone: 207.581.4672 | Fax: 207.581.9555E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System