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

Early Elementary Education (029) Certificate

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Delivery Area: Statewide

UMA Certificate Requirements:

  • Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA

Certificate Requirements (60-62 Credit Hours):


Pre-candidacy phase (14-16 credits)

First Year Requirements:

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 3.0 in education courses and GPA 2.5 overall
  • Complete application for student teaching

Student Teaching phase

Additional Requirements:

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

  • A Baccalaureate Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution

General Education courses need for certification:

  • Complete any two English courses 6 CR
  • Complete any two Mathematics courses 6 CR MAT 130  & MAT 131  recommended
  • Complete any two Science courses 6 CR
  • Complete any two Social Studies courses (anthropology, geography, history or political science) 6 CR

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