About the Program

Conceptual Framework

Meeting Teacher Standards in a Rural Setting: Planning to Assessment to Reflection and Revision

The conceptual framework for UMM’s Education Program combines our guiding principles, theoretical foundation, and mission statement and drives decision-making at the program and course level.

This program prepares students to teach kindergarten through grade eight. Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Elementary Education is a Maine Department of Education approved program for teaching endorsement #020 General Elementary Teacher (grades kindergarten-8). Students in this concentration will take the general education and education program core requirements, as well as:

  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators 
  • Praxis Elementary Education; Multiple Subjects
  • 6 credits in Math, English and Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • A 24-credit minor in one of the following subjects: visual arts, mathematics, English and language arts, life sciences, social studies OR music

Secondary Education Concentration

This program prepares students to teach in grades 7–12. Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Secondary Education is an approved program for the following Maine Department of Education teaching endorsements: Art, English, Life Science, Physical Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Students in this concentration will take the general education and education program core requirements, as well as:

  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators 
  • Praxis Content Area Exam
  • A 24-credit minor in one of the following subjects: visual arts, mathematics, English and language arts, life sciences, social studies OR music

Special Education Concentration 🌐

This concentration leads to teacher preparation in working with students with mild to moderate disabilities. Students in this program must choose to focus on teaching students in kindergarten through grade eight, or grade seven through grade 12. Students in this concentration will take the general education and education program core requirements, as well as:

  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators
  • Praxis Content Area Exam 
  • 33 credits of Special Education coursework

Inclusive Early Childhood Education Concentration 🌐

This concentration leads to teacher preparation in working with young children (birth through age five) with mild to moderate disabilities within inclusive settings. Students in this concentration will take the general education and education program core requirements, as well as:

  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators 
  • Praxis Content Area Exam 
  • a total of 12 credits in Liberal Arts English, Liberal Arts Mathematics, Liberal Arts Science, and Liberal Arts Social Studies (from either the general core classes or electives) 
  • 39 credits in professional coursework, including the Program Capstone Experience – SED 329

🌐  Complete on campus or 100% online. Visit UMM Online to learn more.

Download the Education major general advising sheet, or visit Student Resources for more options.

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5.8.20

 

Degree earned

Bachelor of Science in Education