Secondary Education Minor

[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:

Available content areas: Art (K-12 – 620); English (7-12 – 100); Life Science (7-12 – 395); Mathematics (7-12 – 300); Social Studies (7-12 – 200)

UMA Education Department Requirements for Student Teaching:

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A. overall
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in education classes

Minor Requirements (38 credit hours)

(See program completion guides for sequencing of courses.)

  • 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 380 Digital Literacy and Technology in Schools (3)
  • EDU 385 Teaching Writing int he Content Areas 6-12 (3)
  • EDU 387 Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom (3)
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • EDU 210 Dimensions of Literacy
    • EDU/ENG 315 Mentoring Writers
    • EDU 366 Children’s and Young Adult Literature
    • EDU 300W Teacher as Researcher
    • EDU/SOC 331 Sociology of Education
    • EDU/PSY 401 Educational Psychology
  • EDU 395 Field Experience (4) Prerequisites: In addition to EDU 250 & 251, passing scores on the Praxis Core
  • EDU 390W Secondary Methods of Teaching (3) Prerequisites: In addition to EDU 250 & 251, passing scores on the Praxis Core; permission needed to enroll
  • EDU 399 Student Teaching Seminar (3) taken concurrently with EDU 490
  • EDU 490 Internship in Student Teaching (9) application required for enrollment

Additional Licensure Requirements:

  • Licensure assessments 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)
  • At least 36 credit hours in the content area (Art, English, Life Science, Mathematics, Social Studies)

Content Area Recommendations:

  • ARH 105 History of Art and Architecture I (3)
  • ARH 106 History of Art and Architecture II (3)
  • ART 112 2-D Design (3)
  • ART 113 3-D Design (3)
  • ART 115 Drawing (3)
  • ART 215 Drawing II (3)
  • ART 251 Ceramics (3)
  • ART 235 Photography I (3)
  • ART 221 Painting I (3)
  • ART 209 Silkscreen and Relief Printmaking (3)
  • One upper level art electives (6)
  • One art history elective (3)
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature (3)
  • ENG 202W Survey of British Literature: Beowulf to the Romantics (3)
  • ENG 203W Survey of British Literature: Romantics to the 21st century (3)
  • ENG 250W American Literature to 1900 (3)
  • ENG 251W American Literature 1900 to present (3)
  • ENG 300W Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory (3)
  • ENG 360W Selected Works of Shakespeare (3)
  • ENG 351W Creative Writing I (3)
  • Three upper level ENG electives (9)
  • BIO 110 General Biology I (4)
  • BIO 111 General Biology II (4)
  • BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology (4)
  • BIO 320 Principles of Genetics (3)
  • BIO 321 Microbiology (3)
  • BIO 322 Biochemistry (3)
  • BIO 324 Cell Biology (3)
  • MAT 115 Elementary Statistics (3)
  • CHY 115 General Chemistry (3)
  • Two science electives (3)
  • MAT 130 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3)
  • MAT 131 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3)
  • MAT 111 Algebra II (3)
  • MAT 112 College Algebra (3)
  • MAT 115 Elementary Statistics (3)
  • MAT 116 Plane Geometry (3)
  • MAT 124 Pre-Calculus (3)
  • MAT 125 Calculus (3)
  • MAT 261 Applied Linear Algebra (3)
  • MAT 280 Discrete Mathematical Structures (3)
  • Two MAT electives (6)
  • HTY 103 AND 104 United States History I & II (6)
  • HTY 105 & 106 World Civilizations I & II (6)
  • ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology OR ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • ECO 201 Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECO 202 Microeconomics (3)
  • HTY 310 History of Maine (3)
  • HTY 457 Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
  • POS 101 American Government or POS 102 Introduction to Politics and Government (3)
  • Two upper level HTY electives (6)

Advising Notes

  • A minimum of 25% of the credits required for a minor needs to be earned at UMA for it to be awarded.
  • A student may be awarded any minor as long as no more than six credits of the minor can be used to fulfill the requirements of the student’s major or concentration.

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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