Teacher Preparation Programs

Thinking about a career in teaching?  Whether you’re interested in early childhood, elementary, secondary or special education, UMA either offers courses directly or works with other campuses to help you achieve your goals.

Teacher Preparation Programs

UMPI Elementary Education Portfolio

Prior to student teaching, students should have an initial portfolio that contains the following items.

1.  Current Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

2.  Resume

3.  Evidence of growth towards Maine's Initial Teacher Standards, one tab for each standard. You will continue to add to this section as you student teach.


EDU 250 Foundations of Education will prepare you for beginning this portfolio and writing your philosophy of teaching and learning. It is up to you to continue contributing to the portfolio as you move forward to student teaching.