LEWISTON – Dean Zark VanZandt has announced that the summer session at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn will open Monday, May 15, with open registration set to begin Friday, April 21.

In addition to a number of general academic and science courses, new courses in “Conflict Management” and “Organizational Consulting: Internal and External,” will be offered through the leadership and organizational studies program.

The social and behavioral sciences program will offer a course in “Family Systems” and one in “Responding to Mental Health Crises in Communities.”

A new graduate course titled “College in Maine: The Aspirations Trail,” will be taught by VanZandt. The course, designed for elementary, middle school, high school and college educators, will visit various community college and University of Maine System campuses in an effort to highlight the challenges, aspirations and opportunities associated with higher education in Maine.

A number of graduate courses for teachers will be offered through USM’s College of Education and Human Development and the Professional Development Center. They include the following: “Linguistics and Cultural Diversity,” “Language Testing and Assessment,” “Problems in Literacy Assessment,” “Critical and Creative Thinking,” “Content-Based Curriculum for ESL,” “Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy,” “Instructional Strategies and Materials for Elementary Classrooms” and “Science Content for Elementary Teachers.”

Most summer classes meet twice a week and run for seven weeks. The first seven-week session will begin the week of May 15, and the second one July 5. A number of other courses will be offered on a four-week or variable schedule.

The complete summer session course guide is available on-line at www.usm.maine.edu/lac/schedules/. Call 753-6500 for information, advising assistance or to request a printed copy of the summer schedule.

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