UMA is experienced in offering distance learning for aspiring teachers.

You can earn your degree in a range of places, times, and circumstances by taking classes on-site, online, and/or at one of our statewide UMA Centers. No matter where you are, we have options that will suit you.

Prepare for a career in education by completing one of several degree plans through courses, fieldwork, service learning, and student teaching. Education faculty will assist you in gaining content knowledge, teaching skills, and developing personal qualities necessary to the changing classroom of the 21st century. Collaboration with peers and faculty will help you to develop the necessary competencies of Maine’s Common Core Teaching Standards.

Upon successful completion of all program and state requirements, graduates will be eligible to apply for Maine Teacher Certification.

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UMA is authorized by the Maine Department of Education as a Degree-granting institution offering accredited teacher education.

This program will prepare you to be eligible for licensure in the State of Maine. Visit the UMS State Authorization & Licensure page to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.