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Academic Maps Our Mission: The UMPI Education program seeks to prepare reflective educators who are dedicated to teaching and learning, who have an understanding and appreciation of the synthesis of theory and practice, who recognize the value and importance of collaboration and relationships, and who possess and demonstrate proper ethical and professional dispositions.

Whether your aim is to prepare the next generation of young people for success or to share your love of learning with children, our Education degrees will help you to achieve your goals. The University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-6), Secondary Education (6-12), and Physical Education (K-12), all of which include an in-depth Student Teaching and Field Experience. The programs are undergirded by the beliefs and values our faculty hold about teaching and teacher preparation, which are articulated in our Conceptual Framework. The University’s Education programs are approved by the Maine Department of Education, and our Education faculty members prepare our teacher candidates to meet Maine Common Core Teacher Standards and the Maine Learning Results.

UMPI offers several other Teacher Certification Pathways. Whether you’re a certified teacher looking to renew or add a certification, or if you already have a Bachelor’s degree and want to become a certified teacher in Maine, we can assist you in the process. We also have a Canadian Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education route that is designed for those who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university but seek teacher certification in Canada. Post-baccalaureate teacher candidates range from individuals who have no experience in teaching to those who have experience as teacher aides, tutors, or paraprofessionals.

  • Hit the Ground Running

    Hit the Ground Running

    In our Education Program, you’ll begin working in local schools with students starting your first semester.

  • A Lab of Your Own

    A Lab of Your Own

    Our Learning/Curriculum Lab provides students with a dedicated space and tons of classroom materials to develop best teaching practices.

  • Passionate about Education?

    Passionate about Education?

    Join our Student Education Association of Maine (SEAM) club, the largest in the state.

  • Learn

    Learn "on the job"

    As part of a capstone class, students get to teach hands-on, after-school STEM classes to local kids.

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