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2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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College of Education & Human Development

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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; Elementary Education; Secondary Education, Kinesiology and Physical Education with academic specialization options of Teaching/Coaching and Exercise Science; and Child Development and Family Relations with an academic specialization options in Early Childhood Education and Individual & Family Studies.  All majors emphasize a diverse liberal arts background and highly relevant professional practicums and internships.

Educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 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, beginning in the first year of study.  In addition, a campus nursery school and kindergarten serves as a lab school where Early Childhood Education students have classes and internship opportunities.

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 Board of Certification Athletic Trainers Exam (BOC), the professional credential required by most employers. The University of Maine Athletic Training program is very proud of our 100% pass rate history of the national exam.

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 Core based on State of Maine requirements.  All transfer students for any College of Education and Human Development program must have a minimum 2.75 GPA from an accredited institution.


Bachelor of Science in:

  • Athletic Training
  • Child Development and Family Relations
    • Early Childhood Education (teacher certification option)
    • Individual and Family Studies
  • Elementary Education
    • Concentration Areas:
      • English
      • French
      • Child Development
      • Life and Physical Sciences
      • Mathematics
      • Social Studies
      • Spanish
  • Kinesiology and Physical Education
    • Concentration Areas:
      • Exercise Science/Science
      • Outdoor Leadership
      • Teaching/Coaching (teacher certification option)
  •  Secondary Education
    •  Concentration Areas:
      • English
      • World Languages  (Spanish and French)
      • Mathematics
      • Life Sciences
      • Physical Sciences
      • Social Studies
  • Child Development and Family Relations
  • Education
  • Exercise Science
  • Outdoor Leadership 
  • Peace and Reconciliation Studies
College of Education and Human Development Notes:

Teacher Certification:
The College of Education and Human Development’s Elementary, Early Childhood, and Secondary Education programs and the teacher preparation program in Kinesiology and Physical Education have been approved by the Maine Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Upon successful completion of these programs, students are recommended for Maine Teacher Certification in their area of study. Teacher certification regulations are determined by the Maine Legislature and teacher certification is granted by the Maine Department of Education.

Ethics Requirement -The University’s Ethic Requirement is fulfilled through a series of courses within the Education and Human Development degree programs (with the exception of the Child Development and Family Relations, Individual and Family Studies concentration, which can be met through CHF 351 Human Sexuality .

Note: The Maine Department of Education charges $100.00 for initial certification. Certification requirements are subject to change. For updated information, check with the Advising Center in the College of Education and Human Development. Contact: Erin Straine

Undergraduate Program Contact
Mary Mahoney-O’Neil
101 Shibles Hall
(207) 581-2485

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
Jim Artesani
144 Shibles Hall
(207) 581-4061

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