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University Catalog

Secondary Education Endorsement Options

The University of Maine at Fort Kent Education Division’s Secondary Education program, offers an approved program of study leading to certification of high school teachers in the following endorsement areas: Mathematics, Life Sciences, Computer Technology, Social Studies, Modern and Classical Languages and English/Language Arts. Students who are interested in teaching high school in these areas will complete a Bachelor’s degree in their chosen endorsement area, along with the Secondary Education Core courses.

  • Life Science Endorsement: Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Computer Technology: Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications
  • Social Studies: Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences
  • Modern and Classical Languages: Bachelor of Arts in French
  • English Language Arts: Bachelor of Arts in English

Students will meet with a program advisor to review the requirements of the degree program in which they are enrolled, as well as an education advisor to review their progress with the Secondary Education Core, to ensure their Plan of Study will meet the obligations of both programs. In some cases, completion of both program requirements might add additional semesters to their program.

The earlier a student expresses an interest in pursuing a secondary teaching certificate, the easier it is to complete all their coursework in a timely fashion. Students will begin their education classes by taking EDU 339 Classroom Management It is suggested that students who have yet to meet the General Education requirements for Oral Communications and/or Global Awareness enroll in EDU 214 Classroom Communications and EDU 299 Introduction to Multi-Cultural Education.


Requirements Prior to Student Teaching

  1. Complete and defend a General Education portfolio for the Bachelor of Science Degree.
  2. Complete the requirements of the declared Bachelor’s degree program
  3. Successfully complete the Core Academic Skills for Educators Praxis exams and the Praxis II exam
  4. Complete the Secondary Education Core Courses with a minimum grade of "C." This includes the documented 225 hours of pre-student teaching practicum and EDU 339 with 25 hours of volunteer/service work in a public school.
  5. Complete and defend a professional education portfolio based on the ten program standards for pre-service teachers.
  6. Maintain a Cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Suggested Course Sequencing

Fall Semester Freshman Year

CRN Course Name Credits
  General Education Requirements/Major Coursework 18 credits
Total 18 credits

Spring Semester Freshman Year

CRN Course Name Credits
  General Education Requirements/Major Coursework 18 credits
Total 18 credits

Fall Semester Sophomore Year

CRN Course Name Credits
  General Education Requirements/Major Coursework 18 credits
Total 18 credits

Spring Semester Sophomore Year

CRN Course Name Credits
EDU 214 Classroom Communications (recommended) 3 credits
EDU 299 Intro to Multi-cultural Education (recommended) 3 credits
EDU 339 Classroom Management 3 credits
  General Educaton Requirements/Major Coursework 9 credits
Total 18 credits

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Exams to be passed to continue


Fall Semester Junior Year

CRN Course Name Credits
  Major Courses 3 credits
EDU 303 Educating Exceptional Child 3 credits
EDU 303L Special Education Lab 1 credit
EDU 401 Educational Psychology 3 credits
EDU 401L Classroom Management Lab 1 credit
EDU 358 Secondary Methods I 3 credits
EDU 358L Secondary Methods I Lab 1 credit
Total 15 credits

Spring Semester Junior Year

CRN Course Name Credits
  Major Courses 3 credits
EDU 302 Classroom Assessment 3 credits
EDU 339 Classroom Management 3 credits
EDU 403 Intervention Strategies 3 credits
EDU 403L Intervention Strategies Lab 1 credit
EDU 335 Technology in Education 3 credits
EDU 335L School Technology Lab 1 credit
EDU 477 Multicultural Curriculum Design 3 credits
Total 20 credits

Fall Semester Senior Year

CRN Course Name Credits
EDU 359 Secondary Methods II 3 credits
EDU 359L Secondary Methods II Lab 1 credit
  Major Courses 6 credits
EDU 453 Reading/Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum 3 credits
EDU 454L Content Literacy Lab 1 credit
EDU 477 Multicultural Curriculum Design 3 credits
Total 17 credits

Praxis II exam must be passed before beginning Student Teaching


Spring Semester Senior Year

CRN Course Name Credits
EDU 406 Student Teaching (see requirements) 12 credits
Finish classes in major; plan for an additional semester for completion of major