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2003-2004 Undergraduate Catalog 
2003-2004 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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College of Education & Human Development

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The College of Education and Human Development prepares teachers and other educational and human service specialists to apply research-based knowledge and field-tested experience to help address the changing needs of schools, children and families. Undergraduate majors, with an array of academic specialization options, are offered in Elementary and Secondary Education, Kinesiology and Physical Education, and Child Development and Family Relations.

The college’s educator preparation programs, emphasizing a diverse liberal arts background and highly relevant professional training, are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Maine Department of Education. A partnership with area K-12 schools provides a realistic setting for teaching and learning. This school-based Professional Development Network and the college belong to the Holmes Partnership, a national consortium of research universities, their partner schools and national professional organizations, working collaboratively to improve the quality of K-12 schools and higher education academic programs.

The college is the home of the National Center for Student Aspirations, the Institute for the Study of Students At Risk, the Center for Early Literacy and other widely recognized and utilized research, professional development and educational resource centers.


Bachelor of Science in:
Child Development and Family Relations
Elementary Education
With concentrations available in:
Canadian Studies
Disability Studies
Environmental Education
History and Social Studies
Human Development
International Affairs
Native American Studies
Natural Sciences
Peace Studies
Performing Arts
Women’s Studies
Kinesiology and Physical Education
  Athletic Training
Secondary Education
With concentrations available in:
Modern Languages
Social Studies

Child Development and Family
Elementary Education
Exercise Science in Kinesiology and
Physical Education
Secondary Education

College of Education and Human Development Notes:

Teacher Certification:
The College of Education and Human Development’s Elementary and Secondary Education program and the teacher preparation program in Kinesiology and Physical Education have been approved by the Maine Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Upon successful completion of these programs, students are recommended for Maine Teacher Certification in their area of study. Additionally, students need to successfully pass a state-identified examination to receive teacher certification in Maine.

Students who are minoring in Education and apply to take the additional course work towards certification will, upon graduation, apply to the Maine Department of Education, Division of Teacher Certification for transcript review. They must also take the examination identified by the Maine Depart-ment of Education’s certification office.

Those holding Bachelor’s degrees in the Liberal Arts and wishing to pursue careers in elementary or secondary education may apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Those with a Bachelor’s degree seeking to become Art, Music, or Physical Education teachers may apply for the Teacher Certification Option.

Note: The Maine Department of Education charges $50.00 for initial certification. Certification requirements are subject to change. For updated information, check with the Information Desk in the College of Education and Human Development. Undergraduate Contact: O.J. Logue.

About the College:
Students in Child Development and Family Studies explore the growth and development of individuals in the contexts of families, schools, and communities. Students who follow the appropriate curriculum are eligible to apply for Certified Family Life Educator Certification from the National Council on Family Relations. Study may focus on individuals at various times in the lifespan (e.g., early childhood, adolescence, and adulthood) with special attention to the family context. The family is studied in its various forms (e.g., single-parent, two-parent families, and foster families). Graduates are employed as professionals in fields such as family planning, gerontology, parent education, intervention programs, daycare, elementary schools, recreation and family respite care. An early Childhood Education Program has been re-introduced. Graduates also pursue advanced degrees in a variety of disciplines that focus on issues pertaining to children and families.

Graduate Program

The College offers a full range of graduate programs leading to the master’s degree, the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) and the doctoral degree.

Graduate Program Contact
Dorothy Breen
110 Shibles Hall
(207) 581-2479

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