Secondary Certification - Bachelor of University Studies

Students must:

  1. Completed at least 24 credits of the total liberal arts core.
  2. Complete all General Education requirements (only those that do not have a previous bachelor's degree)
  3. Complete the Professional Education Courses with a minumum of "C" in each.
  4. Pass all three parts of the Praxis I exam.
  5. Successful completion of Praxis II, including PLT.

Students typically complete their education courses in three semesters. Students who are seeking endorsements outside of Maine may need additional coursework. Before beginning certification program, students must complete content courses needed for their area of endorsement and pass the Praxis I exam. (See Education Major)

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester
CRN Course Name Credits
Edu 303 Educating Exceptional Child 3 credits
Edu 303L Exceptional Child Lab 1 credit
Edu 358 Secondary Educational Methods I 3 credits
Edu 358L Secondary Methods Lab 1 credit
Edu 401 Educational Psychology 3 credits
Edu 401L Classroom Management Lab 1 credit
Edu 454 Reading & Writing Across Secondary Curriculum 3 credits
Edu 454L Content Literacy Lab 1 credit
  Elective 3 credits
Total 19 credits

Spring Semester
CRN Course Name Credits
Edu 335 Computers in the Classrooom 3 credits
edu 335L School Technology Lab 1 credit
Edu 359 Secondary Methods II 3 credits
Edu 359L Secondary Mathods II 1 credit
Edu 403 Intervention Stratagies 3 credits
Edu 403L Intervention Stratagies Lab 1 credit
Edu 477 Bilingual/Multicultural Curriculum Design 3 credits
Edu 477L Diversity Lab 1credit
  Elective 3 credits
Total 19 credits

Fall Semester
CRN Course Name Credits
Edu 406 Student Teaching** 14 credits

**Student Teaching Requirements

  1. For Elementary Certification: 42 liberal arts core electives to include the following:
    • 6 Credits of English
    • 6 Credits of Mathematics
    • 6 Credits of Science
    • 6 Credits of Social Science (anthropology, geography, economics, government/political sciences, and history)
    • 18 Credits of elective liberal art courses (9 of which are upper level) OR for Secondary certification: Completion of 24 credits in content endorsement area
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  3. A minimum grade of "C" in all professional education courses and content area of liberal arts core.
  4. Work with mentor teachers during student teaching to finalize the portfolio

Disclaimer: The requirements listed above provide an example of what may be required for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the academic year in which the student enrolled in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.