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UMaineOnline is your premiere source for online education in Maine.

With UMaineOnline, you can earn the same life-changing BA or graduate degree as our on-campus students. UMaineOnline provides student and faculty services for all online programs and certificates offered through The University of Maine’s Flagship Campus. Students can access world-class professors at the state’s premier public institution in a flexible online environment. With Summer University and this year’s launch of Winter Session, UMaine now offers courses year round. More than 500 courses are available completely online. UMaine Online has an integral role in encouraging students to “Think 30” – complete 30 credits per year to graduate in 4 years and reduce debt. UMaineOnline is continually developing new, fully online programs with a focus on graduate options in our signature and emerging areas of excellence. Choose from a variety of online programs delivered by leading faculty, in areas such as business, social work, bioinformatics, digital curation, and engineering. We look forward to supporting you through your UMaine experience!

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At UMaine’s Department of Political Science, you’ll learn from professors who do cutting-edge research and also care deeply about teaching and advising students. Some fac ... [+]

General Overview BA in Political Science Politics – sometimes engaging, sometimes exasperating – is the way people come together to govern collectively. At UMaine’s Department of Political Science, you’ll learn from professors who do cutting-edge research and also care deeply about teaching and advising students. Some faculty focus on fundamental ideas about politics, going back thousands of years to contemporary times. Others examine the operations of politics and government today in the U.S. and around the world. Our faculty fosters an open and stimulating intellectual atmosphere that promotes the free exchange of ideas in the classroom and beyond. Our students and faculty come together to discuss political films, watch candidate debates, and talk about politics. Our faculty is recognized internationally for their expertise and frequently share their views with the public through Maine, national, and international media. And whether it’s an internship in Washington, DC, the Maine State Legislature, or involvement in the community through engaged policy research, our students learn outside of the classroom. Our graduates follow varied career paths, with much practicing law, running non-profit organizations, and serving in and affecting government.... [-]

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The Graduate Business Certificate program is designed for students interested in gaining advanced skills in business. For some students, it can serve as a pathway to the ... [+]

General Overview Graduate Business Certificate

The Graduate Business Certificate program is designed for students interested in gaining advanced skills in business. For some students, it can serve as a pathway to the MBA program. The Certificate curriculum provides coverage in management, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, and management information systems. The Certificate is available entirely via online or distance delivery. This is ideal for those working full-time, exploring a second career in business, military personnel, out-of-state or international students, or individuals intent on applying for the MBA Program in the future. Many of the same courses taught in the Certificate program are also offered on-campus, providing students the option of attending the Maine Business School at The University of Maine in Orono. Graduate courses taken in the Certificate program will apply toward MBA program completion for admitted students, (this does not include BUA 400 and ECO 410). This is a 15 credit hour certificate. Courses listed below do not need to be taken in a specific order, although a good start would be to take BUA 400 in the summer and ECO 410 in the fall. Pathway to MBA Requirements: No GMAT is required for the Graduate Business Certificate; however, it is a requirement when applying to the MBA Program in keeping with The University of Maine admission standards, AACSB accreditation standards, and selectivity of the Maine Business School. Students are advised to apply via the Graduate Application and meet all application requirements. However, students who complete the Graduate Business Certificate... [-]

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This certificate is designed to provide classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills to integrate the technology currently within their schools and districts. ... [+]

General Overview Graduate Certificate in Classroom Technology Integrationist

A collaborative certificate between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine K-12 classroom teachers are increasing their use of technology across curriculum areas. This certificate is designed to provide classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills to integrate the technology currently within their schools. Learner outcomes will be around advancing student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments; design, development, and evaluation of authentic learning experience and assessment using contemporary tools; and finally learner outcomes will include global societal issues and responsibilities in the digital age. This certificate is designed to provide classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills to integrate the technology currently within their schools and districts. Educational Objectives:... [-]

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This program will provide an important and innovative skill-set for archivists in many fields that prepare them to address data and material management issues while posit ... [+]

General Overview Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation

There is a growing need in many areas of the public and private sector for a better understanding of and training in Digital Curation, defined as the selection, preservation, maintenance, and archiving of digital resources. This program will provide an important and innovative skill-set for archivists in many fields that prepare them to address data and material management issues while positioning them and their business or institution for the future. The Digital Curation curriculum offers students the opportunity to complete a course of study leading to a certificate or to choose individual courses most relevant to their interests and career. The curriculum’s wide-spectrum approach to the subject of collection management in the digital age may be especially appealing to small-scale institutions, whose staff is often required to offer both cultural and technical support. The curriculum’s conceptual trajectory traces the stages that a curator might follow when caring for an artifact and its data, from initial acquisition to long-term preservation. The program draws from faculty expertise in a range of disciplines, including new media, history, art history, computer science, and library science. Educational Objectives: Students develop expertise in the following areas:... [-]

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Maine has established a new requirement that teachers working in public school Pre-K classrooms must hold, or be working toward, Endorsement 081: Early Childhood Teacher. ... [+]

General Overview Early Childhood Teacher Certificate

Maine has established a new requirement that teachers working in public school Pre-K classrooms must hold, or be working toward, Endorsement 081: Early Childhood Teacher. K-8 certified teachers can apply for the four required courses in this certificate in partial fulfillment of the State’s requirements for the 081 endorsements. Educational Objectives:

Teachers will be prepared to work with young children and their families across a range of early childhood settings. Teachers may apply for courses from this Certificate to State’s Early Childhood Endorsement (081). The certificate supports teachers’ eligibility to teach in a variety of early childhood settings, including inclusive pre-kindergarten classrooms located in public schools. Teachers will learn about early child development – both in the classroom and through hands-on learning experiences – and use this knowledge to design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences for young children. Teachers will recognize that learning in early childhood environments lays a critical foundation for the young child’s later success in school, work, citizenship, and personal fulfillment. Teachers will understand that through play in a content-rich environment, children begin to make sense of the world around them, building the foundations they will need to become capable, enthusiastic learners and responsible, healthy adults. ... [-]
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The University of Maine Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design helps students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of current and emerging technology. Th ... [+]

General Overview of the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design

A collaborative certificate between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine The University of Maine Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design helps students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of current and emerging technology. The required coursework, research, and clinical experiences are designed for educators working in a variety of contexts. Students will engage in inquiry-based curriculum and build capacity to continually assess their local context; implement technology to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment; build professional learning networks to support ongoing professional development; and, develop expertise in current and emerging instructional technologies. Essential to this program is a commitment to local community, advocacy for accessibility, and social justice, especially in the context of the potential for new technology to influence educational settings.... [-]

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The Information Systems graduate programs focus on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems fo ... [+]

General Overview Information Systems Certificate

The Information Systems graduate programs focus on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. All areas of private and public enterprise rely on information systems for communication, planning, providing services, control and supporting decisions. The objectives of our IS graduate programs are to meet the growing demand in society for graduates with high-level information system skills and provide a path for women and men from diverse fields to rapidly transition to information system career paths by providing them with foundation graduate level courses in information systems. The program is explicitly designed to accommodate students from wide-ranging undergraduate degree backgrounds. The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems is earned by those students who complete fifteen credits of required courses under the MS Information Systems graduate degree program. All of the required courses should be available to the student through distance technologies at least once within any two-year period. If one of the courses has been waived due to previous coursework or acquired skills, students are required to take an appropriate replacement course as specified by the graduate coordinator in consultation with the MSIS graduate faculty. Unless students know positively that they will not pursue a full master’s degree online, students desiring to acquire the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems should apply for formal admission to the MS Information Systems (MSIS) program. If a student is unable to complete the full MS within a reasonable period of time, the... [-]

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This certificate program will provide a sequence of coursework based on a three-tier service delivery model consistent with requirements of federal and state law. Studen ... [+]

General Overview Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: RTI for Behavior Certificate

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a model that focuses on research-based methods of prevention and intervention combined with data-based decision making to improve student behavioral and academic outcomes. The purpose of this certificate is to provide a sequence of courses that prepare school personnel to lead the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of a three-tiered continuum of behavioral support and intervention in school settings. This certificate program will provide a sequence of coursework based on a three-tier service delivery model consistent with requirements of federal and state law. Students will have the knowledge and skills to provide support to students with intensive behavioral needs, provide leadership to their schools, serve as “coaches” in supporting school implementation in their schools.... [-]

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MBA

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The MBA program at the Maine Business School is designed to provide students with the skills and understanding to achieve long-term success in the complex, rapidly changi ... [+]

General Overview of the MBA Program

The MBA program at the Maine Business School is designed to provide students with the skills and understanding to achieve long-term success in the complex, rapidly changing, global economy. Our program provides an education grounded in the fundamentals but one that also prepares our students for expanding management roles that require skills in communication, adapting to change, and of course leadership. The program emphasizes experiential, hands-on learning, teamwork, and critical thinking. The University of Maine MBA program produces graduates with practical business skills and a global perspective, but more importantly, produces business leaders who can think strategically and critically, adapt and foster change, inspire and lead, and create and convey a vision. The Maine Business School is accredited by AACSB, the most significant accreditor of business schools. Thus you know that we provide quality programs taught by high-quality faculty. We are extremely proud of our faculty, many of whom are well known nationally and internationally. The program is available as a fully online/distance format, and well as on-campus in a blended format where the student takes half or more of their courses live and the rest online. Our online MBA program is referred to as the “Essential MBA” because it is designed to provide students with superb leadership, management, and analytical skill sets with a background in finance, accounting, and global engagement for the competitive work environment. Please go the UMaine MBA website for more information. The core courses in our program consist of... [-]

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The program focuses on advancing knowledge about spatial information particularly with respect to concepts needed in next-generation information systems. Emphasis is plac ... [+]

General Overview of the MS in Spatial Informatics Program

The master-of-science degree in Spatial Informatics (MSSI) provides an “all e-learning” “all coursework” degree for place-bound students that desire strong theory, computational, analytical, policy and technical foundations in geographic information science and systems. As a general rule, students may view class videos and accomplish assignments at any time throughout a week in any of the offered program courses and have the weekly opportunity (or requirement) to participate in a one to two hour “live” discussion session at a mutually convenient time for distance class members prior to due dates for weekly assignments. The program focuses on advancing knowledge about spatial information particularly with respect to concepts needed in next-generation information systems. Emphasis is placed on developing novel concepts and methods in the broad field of geographic information science for storing, accessing, analyzing, and managing spatial data, and modeling, extracting, integrating, visualizing, and communicating geospatial information. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatiotemporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Spatial Informatics may be viewed as a field of study merging knowledge drawn from geographic information science, information science, cognitive science, computer science and engineering. The program is designed to meet the growing demand in society for graduates with high-level geospatial technology skills and provide a path for women and men from diverse fields to rapidly transition to information system career paths by providing them with foundation graduate... [-]

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Master

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The University of Maine Master’s program in Instructional Technology is designed to help our masters' students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of cu ... [+]

General Overview of the M.Ed. in Instructional Technology

A collaborative degree between the University of Maine, the University of Maine Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine The University of Maine Master’s program in Instructional Technology is designed to help our masters' students become leaders in effective and innovative uses of current and emerging technology. The required coursework, research, and clinical experiences are designed for educators working in a variety of contexts. Students will engage in inquiry-based curriculum and build capacity to continually assess their local context; implement technology to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment; build professional learning networks to support ongoing professional development; and develop expertise in current and emerging instructional technologies. Essential to this program is a commitment to local community, advocacy for accessibility, and social justice, especially in the context of the potential for new technology to influence educational settings. The Master’s in Instructional Technology is designed to investigate the following central questions:... [-]

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A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children wit ... [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Early Intervention

This program, which requires a minimum 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as a Teacher of Children with Disabilities (birth to school-age 5) (282). The program is designed to prepare students for the fundamentals of professional practice in early intervention for inclusive environments, provide students with advanced content in a variety of research areas (e.g., early childhood, early childhood special education, family relationships, collaborative consultation), and support students in practicum experiences with high needs children ages birth-5 and their families. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants will demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. To ensure program success, applicants will be currently working or volunteering with young children, birth to age 5, and their families. PROGRAM BENEFITS... [-]

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A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children wit ... [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in High Incidence

This program, which requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities (282) (K-8 or 7-12). The program prepares master’s level special educators to serve students in the areas of reading, math, writing, and challenging behavior. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants must demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and successful completion of an introductory course in special education or adapting instruction for students with disabilities. All courses require fieldwork so candidates must be working or volunteering in K-12 schools. PROGRAM BENEFITS... [-]

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A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children wit ... [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Low Incidence

This program, which requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as an Educational Specialist for Students with Severe Disabilities (286). The program prepares master’s level special educators to serve students with autism spectrum disorder, significant intellectual disabilities, and students with multiple disabilities. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants must demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and successful completion of an introductory course in special education or adapting instruction for students with disabilities. All courses require fieldwork so candidates must be working or volunteering in K-12 schools. PROGRAM BENEFITS... [-]

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The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) has developed a new online Professional Science Masters program in bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is th ... [+]

General Overview PSM in Bioinformatics

The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE) has developed a new online Professional Science Masters program in bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is the application of mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches to understand biological processes. The PSM in bioinformatics is an online program and includes interdisciplinary classes across the fields of mathematics, computer science, spatial information science and engineering, and molecular and cell biology. GSBSE faculty from the University of Maine, the Jackson Laboratory, Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory, University of New England, University of Southern Maine and Maine Medical Center Research Institute will be teaching the courses for this online degree program. The PSM provides an opportunity for advanced training directly relevant to current knowledge for their professional careers. Students entering the program are expected to come from a cell and molecular biology background and require more intensive training in math, computer, and information science, or from the mathematics, computer or information sciences disciplines and need training in cell and molecular biology. The program requires fifteen credits of bioinformatics courses, nine credits of enrichment courses, and six credits of applied field experience. Graduates of the Professional Science Masters in Bioinformatics are prepared for a diverse range of careers in biotechnology, infectious diseases, pharmaceutical biomedical research, environmental sciences, and forensics to name a few. The professional component of the Program prepares our graduates for leadership roles in the commercial, government and non-profit markets. The program’s interdisciplinary approach, depending on the student’s background can prepare you for... [-]

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The Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Engineering and Business is intended for students who have a B.S. in engineering or engineering technology who want to advance i ... [+]

General Overview PSM in Engineering and Business

The Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Engineering and Business is intended for students who have a B.S. in engineering or engineering technology who want to advance into management positions. The degree combines advanced engineering and business courses with applied field experience. The applied field experience integrates the new skills learned by the student with their needs and the needs of their employer. The online courses will use Adobe Connect Pro, which allows the courses to be received on any computer with a high-speed internet connection. Educational Objectives:

Increased technical knowledge in the student’s area of engineering practice. Meet the education requirements to become a Project Management Professional as certified by the Project Management Institute. Enhanced personnel and financial management skills. Technical and management skills that are integrated with the needs of their employers. Increased potential for career advancement. ... [-]
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