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Information on Majors - Secondary Education

The College emphasizes a diverse liberal arts background, academic specialization, professional training and field experiences to prepare teachers who are outstanding practitioners and enthusiastic role models for lifelong learning. Students admitted to the College’s Teacher Candidacy program at the end of their sophomore year have proven their commitment to the profession through self-initiated field experiences and academic performance. The College’s teacher candidates, in partnership with area schools, work, learn and apply theory to practice under the shared guidance and expertise of practicing teachers and college professors.

Students document their learning and professional growth through the development of a portfolio, which serves as a valuable self-marketing asset.

Areas of academic specialization for Secondary (grades 7-12) teachers include: English, mathematics, science, modern languages and social studies.

The College’s teacher preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. After successfully completing university and program requirements, graduates are recommended for provisional teaching certificates in the state of Maine. National accreditation helps pave the way for reciprocal certification in other states.

For additional information, contact:

Mary Mahoney-O’Neil, Assistant Dean for Academic Services
College of Education and Human Development
144 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5766
(207)581-2485

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Education and Human Development
5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2412
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System