Summer Courses and Symposiums

Refresh your mind and spirit
Give yourself credit — lakeside!

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Educational magic happens here in summer’s relaxed atmosphere.
Along with that, some extras make it even more special: delicious,
fresh and natural food (did we mention the lobster?), walking
trails nearby to walk off the homemade pie, free trips to L.L. Bean,
lounging by the lakeside, and our bistro night to socialize.
Mark your calendar and register now. Take advantage of a
unique chance to develop your professional skills, as well as establish
valuable and long-lasting relationships with faculty and fellow
students. And don’t forget that lobster! 

Summer courses during July

The Graduate & Professional Studies division will be offering more
than 30 on-campus classes for adult learners and professionals during
July. Courses come in a variety of formats and schedules, including
classroom, online and hybrid (combination of online and classroom).
Start dates vary, but all are in July. For details on summer programs,
schedules, tuition and fees, and information about housing, visit or call 800-752-4723. Highlights
include special topics courses that are only offered in the summer: 

Cultivating Learning Through School Gardening

A course
designed for K-12 educators seeking guidance, resources, funding
and support to start and maintain school/community gardens.

Unpacking Common Core Standards for Student Engagement

A course to assist teachers in working with identified standards and
developing clear learning targets while offering students voice and
choice as they demonstrate progress in their learning.

Foundations of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

A two-week course taught by Bishop Richard Malone of Maine.

Mary, the Church and the New Evangelization

Explores how Mary is essential for the Church’s mission to
evangelize the modern world.


This course discusses how the
human genome project is changing the nursing profession and looks
at how a person’s DNA affects how medicines work for them.
This area is a newly required piece of the nursing pre-licensing
curriculum as outlined in the AACN Essentials document.

One-week immersion courses in:
Spiritual Direction; Women, Religion and Film

"The summer program is superb - from the food to the staff, classes and instructors." - Sandra Butterfield, MSEd/Health Care

For course offerings & schedule visit

Symposium for Educators

Students on the Autism
Spectrum: Achieving
Success in the Classroom
July 18-22

This weeklong symposium provides learners
the opportunity to explore issues, themes,
and strategies for students of all ages on the
autism spectrum, primarily focusing on those
with high-functioning autism/Asperger’s
syndrome. This course is intended for mainstream
classroom teachers, administrators,
special education personnel and others who
work with children and youth on the spectrum.
The goal of the course is to enhance
the educators’ understanding and ability to
provide effective instruction for students on
the spectrum.

  • Keynote speaker Deb Lisky – A nationally
    known speaker who is autistic herself,
    Deb is known as the autistic comedian.
  • Strategies for classroom teachers
  • Bullying – why it happens
  • The parent perspective
  • IDEA/IEP’s
  • Advocacy

4th Annual Symposium for
Health Administration Professionals

Health Care in the
21st Century:
New Challenges,
New Opportunities
July 25-29

A symposium for health administration
professionals featuring nationally known
health care experts.
Topics will focus on equipping health care
leaders to meet the challenges and embrace
the opportunities that present themselves in
the 21st Century:

  • Transforming Health Care
  • Leadership Competencies
  • Roadmap to Sustainability
  • Becoming Lean & Efficient
  • Measuring Quality
  • Patient Safety
  • Dynamics of Change
  • From Chaos to Calm
  • Workforce Challenges
  • Reimbursement issues

For details on summer programs:
visit or call 800-752-4723.