Supporting Diverse Learners

This 5-course, 13 credit pathway facilitates the development of K-12 schools as organizational systems, the development of foundational skills related to working in a K-12 school environment, and awareness of the multiple dimensions of diversity represented in K-12 student populations.  Emphasis will be placed upon the formation and practical application of professional skills and dispositions expected of individuals working in a K-12 school environment.

Pathway Requirements (listed in suggested sequence): 

  • EDU 112:  Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • SED 201:  Dimensions of Exceptionality (3 credits)
  • SED 202:  Communication & Collaborations in Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 217:  Working with Culturally Diverse Students (3 credits)
  • EDU 359:  Field Placement Lab (1 credit)

This pathway may lead to the following programs at UMaine Machias:

B.S. in Education with concentrations in:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Minors in:

Completion of these programs allows students to pursue careers in the following fields:

  • Activity/recreation director
  • Case/care manager
  • Educator in primary and secondary schools
  • Family resource coordinator
  • Family support professional/advocate
  • Government official
  • Negotiator/mediator
  • Non-profit organization director
  • Preschool teacher
  • Sports administrator
  • Youth counselor