Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 UMA Catalog 
    
2022-2023 UMA Catalog

Special Education (282) Minor


Delivery Area: Statewide

Coordinator: Cynthia Dean (207) 621-3192 cynthia.dean@maine.edu

UMA/UMM Partnership Program

Minor Requirements (57-59 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

Other pre-candidacy courses


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®

Candidacy phase - combination of UMA and UMM courses (31 credits)


  • 3 CR
  • SED 330 - Teaching Math in Special Ed 3 CR via UMM
  • SED 340 - Communication & Collaboration in Special Education 3 CR via UMM
  • SED 370 - Teaching Reading/Writing to Children with Special Needs 3 CR via UMM
  • SED 420 - Special Education Law 3 CR via UMM
  • SED 425 - Assessment in Special Education 3 CR via UMM
  • SED 435 - Program Planning for Students with Disabilities 3 CR via UMM
  • EDU 445 - Behavioral Support Systems and Strategies 3 CR via UMM
  • 4 CR EDU 250  and EDU 251 , and application required for enrollment

Complete one of the following courses (3) via UMM:


  • SED 362 - Typical and Atypical Expressive & Receptive Language
  • SED 365 - Differentiated Instructional Strategies
  • SED 380 - Teaching Students w/ Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SED 455 - Transitional Issues for Students with Disabilities

Additional requirements


  • GPA of 2.5 overall & 2.75 in education courses
  • Complete application for student teaching

Student Teaching phase


  • SED 490 - Student Teaching in Special Education 12 CR via UMM
  • Principles of Learning and teaching (taken any time before application for MDOE certification)

Minor Advising Notes:


  • A minimum of 25% of the credits required for a minor needs to be earned at UMA for it to be awarded.
  • A student may be awarded any minor as long as no more than six credits of the minor can be used to fulfill the requirements of the student’s major or concentration.