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Elementary Education Student Teaching

Students who apply to complete their elementary education (K-8) student teaching must have:

  • Completed, or be in the process of completing, all course requirements for a UMA degree except student teaching
  • Completed nine credit hours of UMPI education courses
  • Earned an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Completed six credit hours in each of the following subject areas: mathematics, English, social studies, and science
  • Passed all three sections of or achieved a passing composite score on the Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators.
  • Passed the PRAXIS II examination in Elementary Education Content Knowledge (5001).
  • Met the State of Maine requirements for fingerprinting.
  • Completed a student teaching application packet and submitted to Cindy Dean for approval by October 1 for spring placement and February 1 for fall placement.
  • Contact Cindy Dean, Coordinator of Teacher Certification, for application packet
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