Course Format

Maine Educators’ Consortium’s 6-week courses are accelerated versions of a typical college semester(12 weeks); participation, academic requirements, and expectations are the same.   MECS courses are intense, fast-paced, with heavy concentrations on written discussions and assignments. Weekly online participation is a must. Because of MEC’s accelerated course format and interdependence on peer contributions, late work is not accepted beyond its due date.


 Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbook.

Maine Educators’ Consortium courses run online for  6 weeks and are open to anyone interested in registering. Courses are accredited by Southern New Hampshire University and are master-level credits (courses numbered 500+) All courses are worth 3 college credits.  Please note SNHU grade policy – Students must maintain a B or better average to receive credit. 

A  course is divided into “weeks”, most courses run for 6 weeks.  There are no physical/no virtual meetings required (except Internships).  Each week you will find assigned readings, discussions, assignments and/or tasks, all of which are typically due by the end of that particular week. Some courses will require students to create and complete a topic-related project by the end of the 6 weeks, if this is the case you will see instructions once you log into your course.

Discussions are asynchronous, you do not have to be online at any particular time.  Instructors ask students to log into class at the beginning of the course week and respond to the discussion topic.  Students are then expected to return to the discussion throughout the week to read and respond to fellow classmates’ posts. Interactions between students are an integral course component and account for the majority of a student’s grade

Courses on held on Moodle, an online program accessible via the Internet.

MEC’s registration page may be found at  Please take time to read MEC’s Terms of Engagement found at.  At Moodle log in you will be asked to sign indicating you have read and will abide by Maine Educators’ Consortium Terms of Engagement.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own text/s.

For self-paying students, payment is due prior to the first day of the course.   

 Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any financial assistance or payment plans.

Please visit  for course schedules/registrations. 

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