Infographic: Education Faculty by the Numbers

Graduate Programs in Education Faculty Infographic

Faculty for the Graduate Programs in Education at UNE Online are integral to our students’ success. These tremendous professionals teach and mentor through a scholar-practitioner model because they see our students as their future peers. Calling on their experience as public school hiring managers, our instructors connect every lesson to professional situations and cultivate the skills they know are required for success. Education faculty by the numbers We’ve created this infographic as a way to visually represent some of the amazing credentials our faculty embody. Click to download infographic Praise for our education faculty “Our scholar-practitioner model is incredibly powerful. As educators, we come to grips at some point that a lot of the theory we learn in our prep is hard to see implemented unless you have someone standing by your shoulder telling you that ‘right there, that is Piaget,’ and our faculty is able do just that because they can talk the talk and walk the walk. They’re… Read More >

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UNE Online Among Top Online Programs in Graduate Education

US News World Report Grad Education 2018

UNE Online is thrilled to share that we’ve again been named one of the top Online Programs in Graduate Education by U.S. News and World Report in their 2018 Rankings. UNE Online also received high marks in the student engagement category, ranking in the top 15% of schools for student engagement. Big shout out to all of our faculty and staff! U.S. News and World Report calculated the rankings based on the following five categories: Student engagement (35 percent): Quality online graduate education programs grant aspiring teachers and educational administrators opportunities to readily interact with their instructors and classmates. In turn, instructors are not only accessible and responsive, but they are also tasked with helping to create an experience rewarding enough that students stay enrolled and complete their degrees in a reasonable amount of time. Student services and technology (20 percent): Programs that incorporate diverse online learning technologies allow greater flexibility for students to take classes from a distance. Outside… Read More >

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carol Marcotte – Education Program

Dr. Carol Marcotte is a long-time faculty member in the Graduate Programs in Education within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Her primary specialty areas include literacy and educational leadership. In addition to having a background as a classroom teacher, she was also a principal for eight years. Her first role at University of New England was in 2001 as an adjunct faculty member. Currently an Associate Lecturer in the Educational Department at UNE, Carol’s primary responsibility is to be a Concentration leader for the Certificates in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) and MSEd: Educational Leadership programs at UNE Online. In the aftermath of several devastating hurricanes, Dr. Marcotte has been very involved in humanitarian efforts with St. Maarten to support the students and schools on the island. Stepping in and helping the people of St. Maarten Dr. Marcotte has been visiting the island of St. Maarten regularly for more than 20 years now, and really has a heart for the… Read More >

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Assistant Director Spotlight: Monique Roy – Education Program

Monique Roy

As a non-traditional student and life-long learner, Monique Roy truly understands the value of education and believes that it has the ability to change lives because it has changed hers. Monique has been involved in all aspects of education (including student, teacher, advisor, curriculum developer, certification officer and school board member), so her well-rounded perspective makes her an incredible asset to her students, and to the Graduate Programs in Education at UNE Online. Monique Roy is the Assistant Director for the Graduate Programs in Education at UNE Online. Monique is also a teacher in her “spare time.” As Monique has learned through her career, she “NEEDS that teaching piece as a part of my life.” Read on to learn more about Monique’s journey and her passion for education at all levels. Can you tell me a little bit about your background and what drew you to UNE Online? How did you get interested in the field of Education? Sure thing!… Read More >

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Teacher Appreciation Spotlight: Lindsey Good

Lindsey Good, MSEd Student

This week, we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by spotlighting of some of our students who have dedicated their professional lives to education. Teachers provide so much to their students and communities and have a profound impact on the lives they touch. We want to honor some of these very special teachers who are also our students, and who are making a difference every day in their classroom. Lindsey Good is one of these teachers and a student in our MSEd program. She knows firsthand how impactful teachers are in the lives they touch. Lindsey’s high school English teacher made learning so relevant and engaging for her that it inspired Lindsey to dedicate her to career giving back as a teacher herself. Can you tell me a little bit about your background? I grew up in Portland, and love all that Maine has to offer. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Maine at Farmington in 2011, with… Read More >

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Train Managers to Train

Gain Professional Training Skills through Adult Learning Theory

Increasingly, organizations are recognizing that workplace training and development are not only essential for retaining engaged and happy employees, but companies are also experiencing the positive impact that workplace training and development has on their bottom line. Employee engagement According to Forbes Magazine, employee engagement is defined as “the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.”1 And engaged employees can have a profound impact on their business and business outcomes. In fact, engaged employees can positively affect business profitability and productivity in staggering numbers: Highly engaged business units result in 21% greater profitability (Gallup)2 Highly engaged business units realize a 41% reduction in absenteeism and a 17% increase in productivity (Gallup)3 While at the same time, disengaged employees can have a profoundly negative impact on businesses and business outcomes. In fact, disengaged workers cause massive losses in productivity – between $450 and $500 billion a year (Mental Health America).4 Workplace training and development Now that we… Read More >

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Meet our Team: Colby Averill

Colby Averill, Enrollment Counselor

Colby Averill is an enrollment counselor at UNE Online and has been with the team since 2014. Colby obtained both his Bachelor’s degree and MBA from Thomas College. While at Thomas College, Colby was a superstar baseball player and went on to coach during his time as an MBA student. Colby also served as a Student Ambassador while at Thomas College, acting as a liaison to the college for prospective students. Transitioning to an enrollment counselor at UNE Online was a natural fit for Colby as he excels at connecting with prospective students, and enjoys guiding them through the challenging decision-making process. He’s also an exemplary team player and is always willing to lend a hand. Outside of his work at UNE Online, Colby is an avid Red Sox fan and his favorite player is Dustin Pedroia. At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what… Read More >

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Meet Our Team: Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews Student Support Specialist at UNE Online

If you were to look up dedication in the UNE Online dictionary, you would find a picture of Greg Andrews. Greg’s commitment to his students is inspiring, and because of it, he’s become a household name to many of his students. He’s also a native Mainer, and New England sports aficionado, affectionately naming his cat after the famed Red Sox alum Nomar Garciaparra and dubbing a Patriots win as part of his ideal Sunday afternoon. At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that are dedicated to making that happen every day. What do you do at UNE Online? I’m a Student Support Specialist here at UNE Online. I support all of our graduate-level Education students – from Master’s to Doctoral, and everything in between. I’ve been here for about two and a… Read More >

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Every Student Succeeds - How New Legislation Affects Teachers

Education Legislation Effecting Teachers

It is important as educators and leaders in the field to not only be aware of new legislation in education but to understand how new legislation will affect the day to day work of teachers and administrators. With a new administration in the White House and new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos now at the helm, there has been a sense of uncertainty when it comes to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). One thing that has helped give some insight into what lies ahead, is a letter sent to Chief State School Officers earlier this year. In this letter, DeVos stated, “I am writing today to assure you that I fully intend to implement and enforce the statutory requirements of the ESSA.” Click here for the full Letter from Secretary DeVos. With the nod to move forward, many states began working on and turning in their State Plan Requests, including Maine. Maine’s plan has a “learners first” approach that targets:… Read More >

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Student Spotlight: Greg Murphy, MSEd – Education Program

Greg Murphy, MSEd Student

Can you tell me a little about your background? Sure thing. I grew up in Andover, Massachusetts. As a kid my interests revolved around art, tinkering with electronics and making music. Music eventually became a serious pursuit. In my 20’s I moved to Boston to play in bands, something I continued while studying art at universities in Brooklyn, and Portland, Oregon. Oregon is where I eventually earned my Bachelors in art history and design. As part of the program, I interned as an art teacher in various schools, getting experience in the field of education that led to a move abroad. I spent three years teaching English in Korea and Eastern Europe. I’m at a public school in Taiwan now. Along the way, I made a lot of artwork with a focus on interactive sculpture that I adapt for the classroom. How did you discover UNE Online? While in Korea I came across a discussion of UNE’s Master’s program in… Read More >

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Meet Our Team: Kelsey McIntyre

Kelsey McIntyre, Enrollment Counselor

Kelsey McIntyre is one of UNE Online’s superstar enrollment counselors, specializing in our Online Graduate Education Programs. Kelsey has a unique ability to connect with our potential students and help to identify their goals and motivations for pursuing a higher education degree. She then works with them to help them build their best application possible. In her spare time, you can find Kelsey in some body of water; whether it’s the ocean or a lake, this native Mainer takes advantage of everything the #vacationland state has to offer. At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that are dedicated to making that happen every day. What do you do at UNE Online? I’m an enrollment counselor for UNE’s Online Graduate Programs in Education. So that includes our MSEd programs, our CAGS, PMC and… Read More >

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Using research in UNE Online courses to empower teachers

Research to Empower Teachers

Research is a powerful tool. The ability to take a subject and complete your own primary research is invaluable when it comes to informed decision making. At UNE Online, research is at the heart of what we do. As new teaching practices are in constant flux within the field of Education, UNE is continually working to align our courses to become even more intentional about the type of research that is required within each class. Classes integrate a thread of research through each 8-week session in order to teach students to not only be conversant on the differing terms and concepts that are presented in each class, but to gain the skill of initiating their own research. In the majority of our courses, research articles needed for the lessons are provided for the students. But as we move forward with developing new courses and refreshing existing courses, our instructional designers, subject matter experts, and program staff are taking a hard… Read More >

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Meet Our Team: Lucas Good

Lucas Good, Enrollment Counselor

Lucas Good is an Enrollment Counselor for our advanced degree programs in Education here at UNE Online. Lucas not only studied elementary education, but is also a certified teacher. So if anyone knows what it’s like to be a teacher and apply to one of our Education programs, it’s Lucas. He also loves pizza, ice cream and the ocean. At UNE Online students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that are dedicated to making that happen every day. What do you do at UNE Online? I’m an Enrollment Counselor here at UNE, and I work specifically with applicants for our advanced degree programs in Education.  I’m an applicant’s first point of contact when they are interested in one of our advanced degree education programs. I cover the Master of Science in Education, CAGS, Post-Master’s Certificate, and Ed.D programs…. Read More >

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Dr. Lane Clarke co-authors book on educating literacy teachers online

Educating Literacy Teachers Online

Dr. Lane Clarke, of the Education Department at UNE, recently co-authored a book on educating Literacy teachers in an online format.  From the foreword: “This might very well be the book that inspires you, like me, to find a trusted colleague, take a few risks, and begin your own journey toward moving a literacy course or whole program online.” — Julie Coiro, associate professor, School of Education, University of Rhode Island Tailored to online educators and literacy teachers This book is a comprehensive guide for literacy teacher educators and professional development trainers who teach and work in online settings. The authors provide tools, techniques, and resources for developing courses, workshops, and other online learning experiences, including blended/hybrid delivery formats that combine face-to-face meetings with online practices. Moving away from traditional discussions in which technology and delivery systems dominate the conversation, this book focuses on the literacy instructor with techniques for building effective learning communities. The authors outline the unique pedagogical… Read More >

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