Early Elementary Education Minor
(K – Grade 3)

[Students must submit the Intent to Declare Form to add this plan to their program of study.]

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

UMA Education Department Requirements for Student Teaching:

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A. overall
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in education classes

Minor Requirements (47 credit hours)

(See program completion guides for sequencing of courses.)

  • EDU 100 Introduction to Teacher Education at UMA (1) prerequisite for upper-level methods and admittance to candidacy
  • EDU 250 Foundations of Education (3) prerequisite for upper-level methods and admittance to candidacy
  • EDU 251 The Teaching Process (3) prerequisite for upper-level methods and admittance to candidacy
  • Application to candidacy
  • EDU 362 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood (3)
  • EDU 327 Mathematics for the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 329 Science and the Project Approach for the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 325 Social Studies and the Project Approach (3)
  • EDU/ENG 366 Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3)
  • EDU 387 Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom (3)
  • Complete two of the following (6):
    • EDU/HUS 160 Perspectives on Infants, Toddlers and Young Children
    • EDU 261 Early Childhood Curriculum: Early Learning Environments
    • EDU/HUS 352 Interventions for Families with Children
    • EDU/HUS 328 Creative Development and Art for Young Children
  • EDU 395 Field Experience (4) Prerequisites: In addition to EDU 250 & 251, passing scores on the Praxis Core
  • EDU 399 Student Teaching Seminar (3) taken concurrently with EDU 492
  • EDU 492 Student Teaching Early Elementary Education (9) application required for enrollment

Additional Requirements

General education courses needed for certification:

  • Complete any two English courses (6)
  • Complete any two Mathematics courses (6) MAT 130 & 131 recommended
  • Complete any two Science courses (6)
  • Complete any two Social Studies courses (anthropology, geography, history or political science) (6)

  • Licensure assessment needed for certification: Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators, Praxis II, Principles of Learning and Teaching
  • Criminal History Record Check – completed through MDOE certification office – (must be completed before upper level methods)


Advising Notes

  • A minimum of 25% of the credits required for a minor needs to be earned at UMA for it to be awarded.
  • A student may be awarded any minor as long as no more than six credits of the minor can be used to fulfill the requirements of the student’s major or concentration.

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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