ESSA and the future of education

Every Student Succeeds – How New Legislation Affects 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,…

Stephanie N. Brown. UNE Online Ed.D. candidate

Student Spotlight: Stephanie N. Brown, Ed.D. Program

Can you tell me a little bit about your background? My name is Stephanie Brown and I am an adjunct English as a Second Language (ESL) professor. I honestly love what I do. There is nothing like teaching, especially teaching English learners. I learn so much from my students, probably more than they learn from…

Dr. Joel Lowsky, EdD

Spotlight: Dr. Joel Lowsky, Ed.D.

Dr. Joel Lowsky is a recent graduate of UNE Online’s Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) Program . We recently spoke with him about his career, his research, and plans for the future. Can you tell me a little bit about your background? I earned my bachelor’s degree in humanistic studies and English literature; two areas for which it’s tough to find a job!…

UNE Online student empowering research

Using research in UNE Online courses 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…

Dr. Vicki Rusbult

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D. – Education Program

UNE Online Alumna Dr. Vicki Rusbult fulfilled a lifelong dream last May and graduated from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies with her Ed.D. And it turns out that her dissertation wasn’t only interesting to her faculty advisor… The ‘ National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Rural Transportation National Newsletter’ recently published a link to her full dissertation in their national newsletter. We’re so thrilled for Dr. Rusbult and…

How to Read a Map of Education Levels Across America

One of the guiding aspirations of online education is to reach across geographical (and cultural) boundaries. I love my field because I work to help make higher education more widely available to those who have limited access to it. The  Educational Attainment in America map, developed by Kyle Walker at TCU, is a fascinating way to look at that challenge. He developed it…

Special Education Word Cloud

ESSA: Changes in Certification for Special Ed Teachers

As noted in our previous blog New Education Legislation: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) , the Every Student Succeeds Act reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It was also noted in the blog post, that this new act would bring changes, and changes have already begun in the State of Maine. On May 16th, the Maine Department of Education sent…

2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Grad Education

2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Online is pleased to be chosen as one of the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs in Graduate Education.   “Our 2016 Best Colleges listing reflects UNE’s commitment to delivering an outstanding return on investment.” – UNE President Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D.   The  U.S. News and World Report ranking  takes into account: Total enrollment Student engagement Faculty credentials Student…

Spotlight – Karen Aldworth, MSEd, CTE – Education Program

UNE Online graduate wins award of excellence Karen Aldworth, recent UNE MSEd: CTE graduate, was nominated for and won the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE) New Teacher of the Year award and represented Illinois at the Region III Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) conference on June 15-17th, 2016. Karen is…

Monique Roy UNE Online Assistant Program Manager for the Graduate Programs in Education

Monique Roy to Speak at Maine Adult Education Conference

At UNE Online, our faculty and staff have adopted a practitioner-scholar model that bridges the gap between academia and the real world, blending scholarly research with practical application to solve complex problems in their professions. It is because of this philosophy that Monique Roy, Assistant Program Manager for the Graduate Programs in Education, will be…

Educating Literacy Teachers Online

Dr. Lane Clarke co-authors book on 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.  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…

Transformative Leadership

Transformative Leaders and Learners in Ed.D.

Colleagues, Our community of practice, Ed.D., is designed to engage individuals who are active leaders in their organizations, who seek to create equity and opportunity for peers, clients, and community members, and who apply theory to practice every day. That is, transformative leaders and learners. May you also have balance in all things. The latter is…