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2020-2021 UMA Catalog 
2020-2021 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Certificate

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Delivery Area: Statewide

Coordinator: Cynthia Dean (207) 621-3192 cynthia.dean@maine.edu

Available content areas: English (6-12 - 100); Life Science (6-12 - 395); Physical Science (6-12 - 350); Mathematics (6-12 - 300); Social Studies (6-12 - 200)

UMA Certificate Requirements:

  • Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA

Admissions Criteria:

  • Meet teacher education admission criteria: Accuplacer scores, SAT scores, or prior courses consistent with UMA’s policy for placement into ENG 101  and MAT 100  
  • Complete and submit Intent to Declare Minor or Certificate of Study
  • Schedule meeting with Coordinator of Teacher Education

Certificate Requirements (45-47 Credit Hours):


Pre-candidacy phase (14-16 credits)

Complete one of the following courses (1-3):

Additional Requirements:

  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (taken anytime in pre-candidacy phase)
  • Criminal History Record Check
  • GPA of 2.5 overall & 2.5 in education courses
  • Complete application to candidacy

Additional Requirements:

  • Praxis II Content Assessment (taken anytime in candidacy phase)
  • GPA of 2.5 overall and 3.0 in education courses
  • Complete application for student teaching

Student Teaching phase

Additional Certification Requirements:

  • A Baccalaureate Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution
  • At least 24 credit hours in the content area (English, Life Science, Physical Science, Mathematics, Social Studies)

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