Early Elementary Teacher Certificate
(K – Grade 3)

[Students must submit the Intent to Declare Form to add this plan to their program of study.]

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

UMA Certificate Requirements

  • Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA
  • Minimum 2.00 G.P.A. in the Certificate

Certificate Requirements (47 credit hours )

  • EDU 100 Introduction to Teacher Education at UMA (1) prerequisite for upper-level methods and admittance to candidacy
  • EDU 250 Foundations of Education (3) prerequisite for upper-level methods and admittance to candidacy
  • EDU 251 The Teaching Process (3) prerequisite for upper-level methods and admittance to candidacy
  • Application to candidacy
  • EDU 362 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood (3)
  • EDU 327 Mathematics for the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 329 Science and the Project Approach for the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 325 Social Studies and the Project Approach (3)
  • EDU/ENG 366 Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3)
  • EDU 387 Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom (3)
  • Complete two of the following (6):
    • EDU/HUS 160 Perspectives on Infants, Toddlers and Young Children
    • EDU 261 Early Childhood Curriculum: Early Learning Environments
    • EDU/HUS 352 Interventions for Families with Children
    • EDU/HUS 328 Creative Development and Art for Young Children
  • EDU 395 Field Experience (4) Prerequisites: In addition to EDU 250 & 251, passing scores on the Praxis Core
  • EDU 399 Student Teaching Seminar (3) taken concurrently with EDU 492
  • EDU 492 Student Teaching Early Elementary Education (9) application required for enrollment

Additional Requirements

For full Maine state certification, students must also complete the following:

  • A Baccalaureate Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution
  • Complete any two English courses (6)
  • Complete any two Mathematics courses (6) MAT 130 & 131 recommended
  • Complete any two Science courses (6)
  • Complete any two Social Studies courses (anthropology, geography, history or political science) (6)

  • Licensure assessment needed for certification: Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators, Praxis II, Principles of Learning and Teaching
  • Criminal History Record Check – completed through MDOE certification office – (must be completed before upper level methods)

 

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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