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

PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENT TEACHING AT UMPI

Students who apply to complete their elementary level student teaching through UMPI must have:

  • Complete all course requirements for a UMA degree except student teaching.
  • 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. Passing scores will be published as soon as they are available.
  • Passed the PRAXIS II examination in General Education Content Knowledge.
  • Met the State of Maine requirements for fingerprinting.
  • Obtained the signature of your UMA advisor or the Coordinator of Teacher Certification verifying you are eligible for student teaching..
  • An education portfolio organized around Maine's Initial Teacher Standards should be set up prior to student teaching.  The portolio will be completed during student teaching and will be part of the student teacher's assessment for the practicum.
  • Complete a student teaching application packet: Application   Checklist