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Elementary Teacher Preparation Program

Bachelor’s Degree

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 or 207-621-3192

UMPI: Jack Stewart, Director of Student Teaching 207-768-9430

For more information, contact Program Coordinator:

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