Chair of the Professional Studies Division
Why UMaine Machias?
- UMaine Machias 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.
Students choosing the Inclusive Early Childhood or Special Education concentrations may complete their degree online.
UMaine Machias Online offers two post-baccalaureate certificates for educators: a certificate in Special Education and High School Psychology Teacher Preparation. For more information, visit UMaine Machias Online.
Teacher education has a proud tradition at the University of Maine at Machias (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, UMaine Machias continues to draw upon its rich history of preparing individuals to work as K-12 educators. During their time at UMaine Machias, 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
This program will prepare students to be eligible for licensure within the State of Maine. Visit the University of Maine System State Authorization & Licensure page (External Site) to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.