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2021-2022 UMA Catalog 
2021-2022 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Certificate

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Delivery Area: Statewide

Coordinator: Cynthia Dean (207) 621-3192

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)

Pre-Candidacy Phase Requirements:

  • Complete all pre-candidacy EDU courses with a grade of B- or better
  • Complete all core and general education classes
  • Grade of C or better in ENG 101   
  • Grade of C or better in mathematics (MAT 1xx)
  • GPA requirement met: 2.5 overall; 2.75 in education courses
  • Demonstrate proficiency on all key assessments
Complete one of the following courses (1-3):

Additional Requirements:

Candidacy application procedure:

  • Complete application to candidacy

Candidacy Phase Requirements:

  • Complete all candidacy EDU courses with a grade of B- or better
  • Demonstrate proficiency on all key assessments
  • Demonstrate proficiency on dispositions
  • CHRC approval documentation uploaded to Taskstream®

Additional Requirements:

  • GPA of 2.5 overall and 2.75 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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