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Elementary Teacher Preparation Program
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.
For those without a degree:
- Enroll in UMA’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
- Complete a Minor Declaration form in Elementary Studies (see Option Two)
- Work closely with an advisor to ensure that you take the appropriate UMA liberal arts and UMPI education courses to meet state requirements, using the Advising Guide
For more information, contact the program coordinators:
UMA: Cynthia Dean, Assistant Professor of Education
firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-621-3192
UMPI: Jack Stewart, Director of Student Teaching
For more information, contact Program Coordinator: