Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 UMA Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMA 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):


SEE PROGRAM COMPLETION GUIDES FOR SEQUENCING OF COURSES.

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:


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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