Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Educational Studies Minor
Your pathway to online degree completion
Next Session Start Date:
Apply by: 04/02/24
Document Deadline: 04/05/24
Confirmation Deadline: 04/12/24
Start Session: 05/06/24
Learn what our online Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Educational Studies Minor program offers
The online Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Educational Studies Minor program gives you the opportunity to pursue a broad range of interests while working toward your goal of being equipped to prepare learners for success. You will work closely with your academic advisor and faculty to determine if your work history and previous college experience count toward your UMPI online degree.
This accredited online educational program is a flexible, affordable path that prepares you to advance into higher positions within schools and other organizations. You will learn the most effective and efficient classroom management strategies, techniques for planning lessons, and how to incorporate playful learning to literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. You will also spend time focusing on the nature and characteristics of learning differences and behavioral problems of students with special needs who participate in a general education classroom. Coursework is 100% online, and experiential learning activities provide you with the expertise employers seek.
What Is Competency-Based Education?
Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.
How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:
- Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
- Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
- With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
As a graduate of this online educational studies program, you will be able to:
- Pursue an array of careers in the private and public sectors and informal education paths within for-profit and non-profit organizations
- Incorporate technology into the instructional process
- Develop and implement instructional strategies
- Apply Educational Minor courses to teacher recertification and/or CPE credit
Career opportunities include:
- Children and Community Outreach
- Literacy Program Development
- Youth Leadership Program Manager
- At-Risk Program Manager
- Early Childhood Education (Non-Certificate)
- School Administration
- School Board Member
- Daycare Administration
- Paraprofessional/Education Technician
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Management & Leadership Concentration
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Project Management & Information Systems Concentration
- Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Management Minor
- Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Management Information Systems Minor
- Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Project Management Minor
$1,500* per session
UMPI is ranked among the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with the least debt. – U.S. News & World Report, 2023.
“The beauty of this learning format is I can start another CBE while finishing up the final for another, therefore not slowing down my progress or pace.”
-David Falls -UMPI YourPace Online Student Student
Our affordable program tuition includes fees
Our BLS – Educational Studies Minor online program offers highly affordable tuition with a flat rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session, with no hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!
*Tuition and fees are subject to change
$1,500* per session
Dates you need to know
There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin our YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.
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Requirements for this online educational studies program
We’ve made the admission process simple and streamlined so it’s easier for you to get started. Students who wish to earn their BLS – Educational Studies YourPace online degree from UMPI should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.
No Application Fee
Minimum 1.75 GPA
Take a look at the topics in your online liberal studies courses
To earn your BLS – Educational Studies Minor, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.
The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 24 credit hours of Educational Minor core courses, and 56 credit hours of electives.
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*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
**Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.