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Professionals - Maine Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (MPCL)

Maine Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (MPCL) is a professional development model focusing on literacy education in grades K – 6. Each affiliated school has a full-time literacy coach who supports teachers as they continue to refine their literacy teaching. The support takes the form of on-site graduate-level courses, continued professional development sessions, one-on-one coaching with teachers, and demonstration lessons. MPCL schools enjoy a consolidated effort toward school improvement through a collaborative and ongoing relationship with the Literacy Area Programs and the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development.

MPCL Literacy Coach Specialist Certificate

The Literacy Coach Specialist certificate is a 24 credit hour program of study that results in a credential issued by the University of Maine and national registration with the Partnership in Comprehensive Literacy at the University of Arkansas – Little Rock. The Literacy Coach Specialist certificate is designed for students who have earned a master’s degree and/or a minimum of 12 hours of appropriate reading coursework, and are seeking specialized training as a Literacy Coach. The training is restricted to candidates employed in a Maine Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy School as a literacy coach in a school setting.

For the application and additional information, click here

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Education and Human Development
5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2412
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System