UMA offers student teaching experiences for those seeking a Maine Department of Education endorsement for secondary education teachers (7-12). Students who wish to student teach must apply the semester before he or she wishes to student teach. The application deadline for spring placements is October 1; the application deadline for fall placements is March 1. The student teaching practicum is a full time 15 week, 12 credit course (EDU 490). Student teachers are placed in schools within a reasonable driving distance of their homes. Student teachers work closely with their mentor teacher and their university supervisor throughout the student teaching experience. Student teachers also participate in a seminar that meets bi-monthly via video conference platforms and participate in a portfolio defense at the conclusion of their student teaching practicums.
Contact Cindy Dean, Coordinator of Teacher Certification, for more information and/or an application.