UMA Minor in Secondary Education
UMA offers a minor in Secondary Education that provides the education courses and a student teaching internship required by the Maine Department of Education. Content areas available at UMA are English, social studies, mathematics, life science, physical science, art (K-12), or health (K-12).
PATHWAY FOR MINOR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION
- Enroll in degree program associated with content area: English, Biology (Life and/or Physical Science), Social Science (Social Studies). Art students should consult their content advisors for the appropriate pathway for Art Education. Those students wishing to pursue mathematics certification can enroll in a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies or an Interdisciplinary degree program. NOTE: Endorsements in most disciplines could also be fulfilled through a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies or a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
- Declare a minor in Secondary Education.
Minor Requirements (27 credit hours):
- EDU 250 Foundations of Education (3)
- EDU 380 Digital Literacy and Technology in Schools (3)
- EDU 387 Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
- EDU 390 Secondary Methods of Teaching (3)
- Complete one of the following courses (3):
- EDU 210 Dimensions of Literacy
- EDU 366 Children’s and Young Adult Literature
- EDU 300 Teacher as Researcher
- EDU 331 Sociology of Education
- EDU 401 Educational Psychology
- EDU 490 Internship in Student Teaching (12) application required for enrollment
Additional Certification Requirements:
- At least 24 credit hours in the content area in which certification is being sought. Completed before EDU 390.
- CHRC (Criminal History Records Check) – completed prior to enrolling in EDU 390
- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators – must be passed prior to enrolling in EDU 390
- PRAXIS II – must be passed prior to applying for EDU 490
- Principles of Learning and Teaching Assessment (PLT) – scheduled prior to or during EDU 490. Must be passed for certification.