Education Programs at UMA
Whether you are an undergraduate or a career changer, a traditional or non-traditional student, UMA’s education program can be the right fit for you by providing accessibility and flexibility. Classes are offered online, on-site, and at UMA’s centers across Maine providing an anytime, anywhere learning environment.

You will learn developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, communication and management skills, best practices, teaching and learning theories, technology uses, and more in a variety of rich and robust classes while applying learning and practicing skills in classrooms through observations, field experiences, and student teaching.

UMA offers pathways to Maine teacher certification in:

Early Childhood Education

Designed to be part of the professional preparation for students who will be working with young children and their families in a variety of careers, these courses meet the State of Maine Department of Education endorsement for B-5 teachers.

Early Elementary Education

This program is available for undergraduates as well as post-graduates who wish to become certified to teach early elementary education in public schools.

Recent Student Teaching Placements:

  • Lillian Parks Hussey School, Augusta
  • Sylvio Gilbert Elementary School, Augusta
  • Mountain View School, Sullivan
  • Cave Hill School, Eastbrook
  • Prescott Memorial School, Washington
  • Warren Community School

Elementary Education

This program is available for undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students who wish to be certified to teach elementary education.

Recent Student Teaching Placements

  • Warren Community School, Warren
  • Margaret Chase Smith School, Skowhegan
  • St. George Elementary School, St. George
  • Ash Point Community School, Owls Head
  • Thomaston Grammar School, Thomaston
  • Mill Pond School, Hodgdon
  • Harmony Elementary, Harmony
  • Lincolnville Central School, Lincolnville

Secondary Education

Available content areas for Secondary Education: English, Life Science, Physical Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies.

Recent Student Teaching Placements:

  • Oceanside High School
  • Camden Hills Regional High School
  • Belfast Area High School
  • Brunswick Junior High School
  • Morse High School, Bath
  • Brewer High School
  • John Bapst High School, Bangor
  • Richmond High School
  • Hampden Academy
  • Kennebunk Middle School
  • Bucksport High School
  • Narraguagus High School, Steuben

Special Education

Special Education is co-offered by UMA and UMM. The University of Maine at Machias facilitates student teaching for Special Education.