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B.S. in Education

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Heather Ball
Associate Professor of Special Education
229F Torrey Hall

Why UMM?

  • UMM was founded with the purpose of training educators, and has continued to serve that mission  for over a century.
  • There is a growing demand for educators in the State of Maine. Graduates will have job opportunities statewide and can be assured that they’re providing a vital service to their community.
  • Our graduates have gone on to become award-winning teachers all over the state. Visit the Careers page to read interviews with Education alumni.

Program Details Careers

Teacher education has a proud tradition at UMaine Machias. In 1909, Washington State Normal School opened its doors in Machias with the express mission of training teachers. In 1970, the institution became known as University of Maine at Machias.

Today, UMM continues to draw upon its rich history of preparing individuals to work as K-12 educators. During their time at UMM, our pre-service teachers have a wealth of opportunities to engage with currently practicing K-12 classroom teachers in local schools through field experiences that begin during the first year in our programs.  Our graduates become highly qualified teachers with strong educational foundation in content and pedagogy.

Education majors may choose from one of the following concentrations:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Inclusive Early Childhood
Fully online options for education degrees and certificates.

Students choosing the Inclusive Early Childhood or Special Education concentrations may complete their degree online.

UMM Online offers two post-baccalaureate certificates for educators: a certificate in Special Education and High School Psychology Teacher Preparation. For more information, visit UMM Online.