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


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:


  • 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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