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Program Requirements - Secondary Education Endorsement Options

Disclaimer: The list below provides an example of requirements & suggested course sequencing for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the date of enrollment in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

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.

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.


Secondary Education Core Courses

CRN Course Name Credits
EDU 302 Classroom Assessment 3 credits
EDU 303 Education of Exceptional Children 3 credits
EDU 303L Special Education Lab 1 credit
EDU 335 Technology in Education 3 credits
EDU 335L School Technology Lab 1 credit
EDU 339 Classroom Management 3 credits
EDU 358 Secondary Methods I 3 credits
EDU 358L Secondary Methods I Lab 1 credit
EDU 359 Secondary Educational Methods II 3 credits
EDU 359L Secondary Methods II Lab 1 credit
EDU 401 Education Psychology 3 credits
EDU 401L Classroom Management Lab 1 credit
EDU/SED 403 Intervention Strategies 3 credits
EDU 403L Intervention Strategies Lab 1 credit
EDU 454 Reading & Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum 3 credits
EDU 454L Content Literacy Lab 1 credit
EDU 477 Multicultural Curriculum Design 3 credits
EDU 406 Student Teaching* 12 credits
Total 49 credits

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.

*Student Teaching Requirements

  1. Completion of required math courses
  2. Completion of Required Secondary Education Core Courses
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  4. A minimum grade of “C” in all of the education courses and at least 24 hours in the content area
  5. Successful completion of the Core Academic Skills for Educators Praxis exam (required prior to Education coursework)
  6. Successful completion of the Praxis II exam
  7. During student teaching, finalize portfolio with mentor teachers