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A group of children and University of Maine students sitting in a circle on a lawn.

UMaine after-school science lab partnership celebrates 15 years

Ask any veteran educator what the most important thing an aspiring teacher can do to prepare themselves for a career in the classroom, and they will likely say there’s no substitute for first-hand experience. At the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development, “Early and Often” is the motto when it comes to […]

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University of Maine students from associate professor of literacy Susan Bennett-Armistead's ERL 319 class at the Literacy Night held at Viola Rand Elementary School in Bradley, Maine.

Literacy nights highlight UMaine’s service to schools and families

The College of Education and Human Development has incorporated literacy nights at area schools into the curriculum for education majors for more than 20 years. It’s an opportunity for UMaine students taking their literacy methods courses to apply some of the knowledge and skills they have picked up in the classroom and to gain hands-on experience working with K–12 students and families.

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Jacob Mulligan poses for a portrait in the Lengyel Hall gym.

Jacob Mulligan: Aspiring teacher and coach gains leadership experience at UMaine

Jacob Mulligan is a junior majoring in kinesiology and physical education (KPE) with a concentration in teaching and coaching in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. Despite being a full-time student, he still finds time to volunteer with his old high school football team, working with defensive backs and wide receivers and helping the coaching staff break down film. He also helps coach the Noble wrestling team. In addition, he’s gained valuable experience as a substitute teacher at schools in North Berwick and nearby Dover, New Hampshire. 

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