Giving to the College

Message from the Dean

Mary GreshamIn the College of Education and Human Development, we are proud of many accomplishments this year that attest to the excellence of our faculty, programs and students. I’d like to briefly share a few examples with you.

The quality of our teacher preparation programs is evident in the extraordinary efforts of our student teachers who are, in spite of coronavirus, developing creative ways to meet the needs of the students and schools with whom they work. In an exciting new research project, faculty are exploring how spatial display technologies (virtual or augmented reality) are creating opportunities for teaching and learning in STEM areas, by showing how students can investigate math and science concepts through body-based explorations, and how visually impaired students can access visualizations through other modalities. We have created a Master’s degree in Athletic Training that meets the new standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. We are working with the Maine DOE and other UMaine campuses to prepare more educational leaders who specialize in rural needs; and our online graduate program in Education was rated as one of the best in the country according to U.S. News and World Report.

Your generosity has been invaluable to the success of our College. With the help of your gift this year, our faculty and students will continue to meet the educational, physical and social needs of Maine children.

With sincere thanks,

Mary H. Gresham, Interim Dean
April 2020


Your support

The College of Education and Human Development’s long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and community service is demonstrated in the success of our students and alumni. We are proud of the achievements our graduates produce locally, nationally, and beyond, and work diligently to continue to grow this important legacy. Your support will help ensure that the College continues to recruit the best faculty and provide the best conditions to prepare our students to become future educators and leaders in their field.

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