Elementary Teacher Preparation Program

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University of Maine at Augusta/University of Maine at Presque Isle

This collaborative agreement between the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) and the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMI) brings an elementary (K-8) education certification program statewide.

Students earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from UMA while taking education courses from UMPI, including 15 hours of student teaching at a school district near the student’s home. The program offers options for people who don’t yet have a bachelor’s degree, as well as for those who currently have a degree but wish to prepare for a career teaching K-8. Both options adhere to the State of Maine Department of Education certification requirements.

Download program brochure (pdf)
UMPI Student Teaching Handbooks and Forms

For those without a degree:

For more information, contact the program coordinators:

UMA: Cynthia Dean, Assistant Professor of Education
cynthia.dean@maine.edu or 207-621-3192

UMPI: Jack Stewart, Director of Student Teaching
jack.stewart@maine.edu 207-768-9430


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