The University of Maine at Augusta provides a pathway to an Elementary Teacher endorsement (K-8) in partnership with the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Students enroll in either a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies or in an Interdisciplinary degree at UMA. Those in a BALS program declare a self-designed minor for Elementary Education. Those in an Interdisciplinary degree program declare a "major" in Elementary Education with concentrations in two other areas of study. UMPI provides online education courses that fulfill the State of Maine's certification requirements as well as an internship in student teaching. Students take at least 15 credits of UMPI education coursework through UMA in order to quality for the 15 credit student teaching internship. UMA provides the rest of the course work for the chosen degree.
UMA/UMPI Pathway to Elementary Education Certification Advising Guide (For Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies)
Self-designed Minor for Elementary Education Form (For Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies)
These check sheets indicate the course work one needs to complete in order to receive a degree in Liberal Studies and in order to be eligible for Maine teacher certification.
RECOMMENDED TIMELINE AND SEQUENCE FOR COMPLETING THIS PATHWAY _
BEFORE ADVANCING TO UPPER LEVEL EDUCATION COURSES (300-400) (strongly recommended)
UMPI Education Courses Offering Sequence
Use this guide to help you schedule these required courses. They fill up quickly. You will want to register for the courses you need as soon as registration becomes available.
EDU 351 Teaching Elementary Reading
EDU 366 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
EDU 387 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms
EDU 357 Children's Literature
EDU 361 Teaching Science in the Elementary School
EDU 371 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
NOTE: 15 of the 18 required methods credits have to be taken at UMPI. Students can take one course from another campus.
Courses in Children's Literature (EDU 366) and Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom (EDU 387) will be available online through UMA beginning Spring 2013.
BEFORE ADVANCING TO EDU 495: STUDENT TEACHING (required)
FINAL STEPS FOR CERTIFICATION