About Educational Outreach
UMF’s Office of Educational Outreach (OEO) is at the center of the university’s commitment to collaboration with teachers working in Maine’s pre k-12 schools. This commitment finds life in programs that have a long history of quality (i.e., Summer Institutes), as well as new programs that develop each year in response to needs voiced by the pre K-12 community.
Educational Outreach courses are open to educators holding a baccalaureate degree. You do not need to apply for admission to UMF to take the courses listed on this Educational Outreach website. (Practicing Early Childhood educators with an Associates degree or the equivalent are eligible to register for the undergraduate ECH Early Childhood Off-Campus courses.)
UMF’s Office of Educational Outreach offers courses in both an online and a blended format, as well as face-to-face classroom settings. We offer several programs that serve pre k-12 teachers throughout the state (see listing on left side). And we are in a constant process of adding new courses and programs to our offerings.
Does your school district need a course?
The UMF Office of Educational Outreach now offers courses designed to meet the needs of specific school districts at local school sites. (We’ll design the course with you.) True professional development works best when it meets the needs of a number of individuals in one district, a critical mass; such work addresses real needs and, because of the shared experience, curricular changes move faster.
If you, members of your professional development committee or your support system committee are interested in working with us to develop a course specifically to meet your needs, please contact me directly.
Welcome to a time of new possibilities!
Pamela L. Wilson
Director, UMF Office of Educational Outreach