2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
College of Education & Human Development
The College of Education and Human Development provides leadership, professional development and research to advance education at all levels and address concerns and changing needs of schools, children and families.
Undergraduate majors are offered in Athletic Training, Child Development and Family Relations with an academic specialization option in Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, and Kinesiology and Physical Education with academic specialization options of Teaching/Coaching and Exercise Science. All majors emphasize a diverse liberal arts background and highly relevant professional training.
Educator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Maine Department of Education. A partnership with area PreK-12 schools provides a Professional Development School model and realistic teaching and learning settings for students and faculty. In addition, a campus nursery school and kindergarten serves as a lab school where Early Childhood and Education students can observe and learn about the behaviors of young children.
The Human Development curriculum meets the standards and requirements of the National Council of Family Relations’ Certified Family Life Educator designation, which enables graduates to quickly complete the application process for Certified Family Life Educator status.
The curriculum-and clinical-based Athletic Training major is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). These academic and broad clinical experiences are required for eligibility for the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification exam, the professional credential required by most employers.
Effective January 2008, the College of Education and Human Development requires external transfer students wishing to enroll in any of the teaching certification programs to successfully pass PRAXIS I based on State of Maine requirements. All transfer students for any College of Education and Human Development program must have a minimum 2.5 GPA from an accredited institution.
Bachelor of Science in:
Child Development and Family Relations
With an Early Childhood Education option
With concentrations available in:
Life and Physical Sciences
Native American Studies
Kinesiology and Physical Education
Exercise Science (administration or science option)
With concentrations available in:
Child Development and Family
Exercise Science in Kinesiology and
The College of Education and Human Development’s Elementary, Early Childhood, 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 state-identified examinations and all other state requirements to receive teacher certification in Maine.
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 $100.00 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.
Undergraduate Program Contact
144 Shibles Hall
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
306 Shibles Hall