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Online Graduate Studies

The Maine Writing Project of the College of Education and Human Development is offering a unique opportunity to discover your potential as a writer and teacher of writing in a graduate program.

Combining online courses in the academic year with on-campus summer institutes and seminars in Orono, participants will complete a Master of Education in Literacy (Individualized) with a Concentration in Writing and the Teaching of Writing. Interested educators who already hold a master’s degree in literacy or a related field, and do not want a second master’s degree, may choose a Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS).

Coursework for this program can include the Northeast Writing Institute, the Maine Writing Project Summer Institute, the MWP Literacy Institute, as well as seminars in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and editing & the editor. Online courses with supportive MWP instructors will include courses such as Digital Writing and Writing in Schools and Colleges. While this program does require use of a computer, a student does not have to be a technological wizard to participate. In addition, we know you’ll learn from and enjoy the relationships established in our online classrooms.

Most participants complete this advanced degree in three years; some may complete the program earlier, depending on course-load and transfer credits.

For more information visit our FAQ’sProgram of Study, or contact Professor Rich Kent.


Contact Information

Maine Writing Project
5766 Shibles Hall, Room 315
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207. 581.2492 | Fax: 207.581.2447E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System