About the Program

As an Education student at UMFK, you’ll take classes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. You’ll have opportunities to work in classrooms throughout the County.

Program Details

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Graduates have careers as:

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Middle school/junior high school teacher
  • High school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Early Childhood specialist
  • Art teacher
  • Language arts teacher
  • Physical education teacher
  • Special education paraprofessional

Career outlook and earning potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations

Program Requirements (Elementary Education)

  • EDU 152 – Introduction to Education
  • EDU 153 – Foundations of Education
  • EDU 210 – Introduction to Pedagogy
  • EDU 261 – Educational Technology in the Classroom
  • EDU 287 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms
  • EDU 302 – Teaching & Learning in a Proficiency-Based System
  • EDU 305 – Designing and Maintaining Effective Learning Environments
  • EDU 351 – Teaching Elementary Reading
  • EDU 357 – Children’s Literature
  • EDU 361 – Teaching Science in the Elementary School
  • EDU 366 – Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
  • EDU 371 – Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
  • EDU 376 – Integrating Health and Physical Education into the Elementary Classroom
  • EDU 395 – Practicum in Education
  • EDU 495 – Student Teaching

Program Requirements (Secondary Education)

  • EDU 152 – Introduction to Education
  • EDU 153 – Foundations of Education
  • EDU 210 – Introduction to Pedagogy
  • EDU 261 – Educational Technology in the Classroom
  • EDU 287 – Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms
  • EDU 302 – Teaching & Learning in a Proficiency-Based System
  • EDU 305 – Designing and Maintaining Effective Learning Environments
  • EDU 349 – Secondary Methods of Instruction in English
  • EDU 364 – Content-Area Literacy
  • EDU 395 – Practicum in Education
  • EDU 495 – Student Teaching

Articulations Agreements

Providing greater educational access and learning opportunities

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Concentrations offered for Elementary and Secondary Education majors

Professional Development School (PDS)

Year long internship , research projects, collaborative activities across curriculum content areas, and a shared governance system.

Next Steps

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