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

Elementary Education, BS


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Bachelor’s Degree Requirements


  • Minimum 120 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.50
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.75

Program Major Requirements (60-62 CR HR):


Pre-Candidacy Phase Requirements:

  • Complete all pre-candidacy EDU courses with a grade of B- or better
  • Complete all core and gen.ed. classes
  • Grade of C or better in ENG 101 
  • Grade of C or better in mathematics (MAT 130 )
  • GPA requirement met: 2.5 overall; 2.75 in education courses
  • Demonstrate proficiency on all key assessments
  • Demonstrate proficiency on dispositions
  • CHRC approval documentation uploaded to Taskstream®

Pre-Candidacy Education Courses:

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
  • GPA requirement met: 2.5 overall; 2.75 in education courses

Complete one of the following concentrations:


Early Elementary Education (29) Certification Concentration 33 CR:

 

Elementary Education (20) Certification Concentration 33 CR:

Other Program Requirements (40-41 CR HR):


Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):


Complete one of the following Social Science electives (3):


  • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
  • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
  • ECO 201 - Macroeconomics  
  • ECO 202 - Microeconomics  
  • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
  • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
  • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
  • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
  • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course

General Electives (17-20 CR HR):


Number of elective credits needed will vary by individual student. The credits are needed to fulfill the total 120 credit hours and upper-level requirements.

  • Complete 17-20 credits of any 100-level or higher electives

General Education:


It is the intention of the University of Maine at Augusta that every degree graduate will be prepared to function in our society as an effective and informed citizen.  To this end, the faculty has designed a set of minimum expectations that students are expected to satisfy.  The aspirations are defined by core skills, competencies, and abilities as well as knowledge based learning experiences that are the grounds for the General Education Requirements.  To learn more, visit  www.uma.edu/academics/general-education/

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