Literacy Education

The University of Maine’s Literacy Education graduate programs provide the opportunity to explore vital issues of literacy research and instruction with nationally recognized faculty. The UMaine literacy faculty has:

  • published over 30 books, plus numerous scholarly articles
  • been recognized with two University-wide Faculty Excellence awards
  • established a national site for Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Training
  • home to the Maine Early Literacy Sites (MELS)
  • developed and implemented the Maine Literacy Partnership
  • founded the Maine Writing Project a site of the National Writing Project and programs such as Young Authors’ Camps, Effective Practices and writing retreats
  • received two Spencer Foundation Grants
  • collaboratively secured a $4.7 million federal Reading Excellence Act grant and served as providers of training and development


Academic Programs