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Online Education Programs

Our online graduate education programs offer you a wealth of opportunities to expand your knowledge and expertise.

Education Degrees – 100% Online

Our accelerated programs are convenient and flexible, so you can advance your career while continuing to meet work and family obligations. Our experienced faculty is committed to helping you every step of the way.

CAEP | Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The University of Southern Maine is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Phone: 202-223-0077.

Ranked #25

USM is ranked #25 nationally for Best Online Schools Offering a Master’s in ESL.

The USM School of Education and Human Development is dedicated to preparing educators and human development professionals for responsible and ethical service.

We seek to foster respectful and collaborative learning communities, well-informed decision-making, valid reasoning, and a concern for equity and social justice in the fields of education and human development.

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Why Study Education at USM:

  • Affordable & Accelerated: With competitively priced, pay-as-you-go tuition, you can go online to earn a respected degree affordably and in as few as 10-12 months.
  • Simple Admission Process: No GRE is required to apply. Plus, you can transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours from any university within the University of Maine System or up to six credit hours from an outside university.
  • Diverse Experiences: Interact in discussions with educators from other states and countries and be exposed to new ideas and different perspectives.
  • High-Quality Instructors: Our faculty is experienced in all facets of education and committed to bringing you the most work-relevant education available.

About the School of Education and Human Development

The School of Education and Human Development is firmly grounded in USM history. Our predecessor institution, the Gorham Normal School, was established by the state of Maine in 1878 to educate teachers and establish teaching norms. Today, the School has a mission of preparing educators and human development professionals for responsible service that is as relevant to society today as it was more than a century ago.

We seek to foster respectful and collaborative learning communities, well-informed decision-making, valid reasoning, and a concern for equity and social justice in the fields of education and human development.

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