2012-01-10 / Community

USM graduate courses to be held in Bath

BATH — Starting Jan. 18, Lynne Miller will offer the University of Southern Maine graduate education course “EDU 600: Research Methods and Techniques” at University College at Bath/Brunswick.

Offered on-site, the threecredit course meets on Wednesdays from 4 p. m. to 6:30 p.m.

The course focuses on the concepts, principles and techniques of educational research, with an emphasis on scientific inquiry and problem- solving. It is designed for both the producer and consumer of educational research.

Individual research critiques and a research review are completed.

This course is required of all master’s degree candidates in the USM School of Education and Human Development.

Miller earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania; a master’s degree from Harvard University; and a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. She did post-doctorate work at Northwestern University.

She is co-executive director of the Southern Maine Partnership and a professor of educational leadership at the University of Southern Maine.

Other courses

USM graduate courses available via two-way videoconferencing include “HCE 514: Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation” on Wednesdays from 4 p. m. to 6:45 p.m.; “HCE 686: Internship in Counselor Education” on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; “HCE 690: Individual Counseling Practicum Seminar” on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; “HPM 676: Health Care Planning and Marketing” on Thursdays from 4: 10 p. m. to 6: 40 p. m.; “PPM 535: Managing in the Non-Profit Sector” on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; and “ PPM 602: Research Design” on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Available via interactive television are “HCE 620: Fundamentals of Counseling Theories” on Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., and “SED 660: Curriculum and Methods for Teaching the Gifted” on Fridays from 4 p. m. to 6: 45 p.m.

Online courses include “ HCE 606: Counseling Services for Students with Exceptions;” “PPM 545: Grant Writing and Financial Management in Non-Profit Organizations;” “SED 614: Methods of Teaching Mathematics for Students with Special Needs;” “SED 618: Programs for Learners with Special Needs;” “SED 679: Consulting for Resource Teachers;” “SED 682: Special Education Law;” and “SED 687: Technology for Learning and Communication.”

USM offers courses toward the following certificates and degrees at a distance: Certificate of Graduate Study in Applied Research and Evaluation Methods; Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Policy and Management; MHRT/Community Certificate; Certificate of Graduate Study in Nonprofit Management; and M.S. in Adult and Higher Education; M. S. in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling Specialty; M.S. in Education with ESOL Certification; M. S. in Education with Special Education Certification; and M.A. in Leadership Studies.

To learn more about these three-credit graduate courses or other courses offered onsite or at a distance online, via interactive television or videoconference, including course descriptions, prerequisites, and costs, visit learn.maine.edu/bath. Call 442-7736 to schedule an advising appointment.

University College of Bath/Brunswick is located in the Midcoast Center for Higher Education, 9 Park St.

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