Degree Completion Plans So you’ve always wanted to be a teacher? 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-8), Secondary Education (7-12), 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.

Already have a college  degree? There’s a Post-baccalaureate route to each of the programs that is designed for those who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university but seek initial teacher certification. 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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Degree Completion Plans