Teacher Certification Students

Teacher Certification Students

Do you want to become a teacher?

Do you love children? Do you love learning? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young people?  Whatever your reason for becoming a teacher, coming to UMPI is the right place for you. We’ll help mold you into an Educator that will inspire others to follow in your footsteps.

How to Apply
Accepted! What’s Next?

Teacher Certification Program Information

Already have a degree and interested in becoming a certified teacher?  Check out the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program page. The Teacher Education program website has everything you need to know, from program requirements to information about student teaching and field experience.

If you are a Canadian student, please be sure to visit our International Students page for all the details on getting your documents in order and preparing to cross the border.


Is there any help that I can get to study for my PRAXIS?

YES! mypraxisprep.com is a great resource for Praxis I & II test information! Practice! Practice! Practice!

Where do they hold the PRAXIS exams?

The exams are done right here on campus. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Shara Gardner at 207.768.9419

How long does it take to complete the program?

The standard program can be completed in 18 months.

Is this program taught by lecture alone?

The program is a balance between theory and practice, and our faculty members have experience in higher education and K-12.

Are there things to do off campus that are close by and easy to access?

Yes! Within walking distance is the Braden Movie Theater, shops, restaurants, coffee shops, sandwich shops and a grocery store! The Bike Path runs right through campus and is great for running, walking, biking, roller blading or roller skiing! Close by is WalMart, The Aroostook Centre Mall, the Nordic Heritage Center (world class Nordic skiing facility), Big Rock in Mars Hill (alpine skiing), the Aroostook State Park (tremendous snow shoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking trails), and the Caribou Performing Arts Center.

I’m a Canadian student and I’m wondering about the cost of tuition. Is it very high?

UMPI Canadian tuition rates are much lower than that of most U.S. universities. If you’d like to do a quick estimate of your expenses to see our great value, go to: http://www.umpi.edu/offices/student-financial-services/business-office/tuition-a-fees/.