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

Early Childhood Teacher (081) Certificate

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Delivery Area: Statewide

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

UMA Certificate Requirements:

  • Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA
  • Minimum 2.50 G.P.A. in the Certificate

Certificate Requirements (47-49 Credit Hours):


Pre-candidacy phase (14-16 credits)

First Year Requirements:

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

Other pre-candidacy courses:

  • 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:

For full Maine state certification, students must also complete the following:

  • A Baccalaureate Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution (Student teaching is not required for Early Childhood teachers.)
  • Complete any English course 3 CR
  • Complete any Mathematics course 3 CR MAT 130  and/or MAT 131  recommended
  • Complete any Science course 3 CR
  • Complete any Social Studies course (anthropology, geography, history or political science) 3 CR

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