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  Nov 18, 2017
 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education & Human Development Minors


The College of Education and Human Development offers an 18 credit minor in Elementary and Secondary Education for undergraduate students in other colleges of the University of Maine who wish to explore the field of education. Students must apply for the minor, optimally during the second semester of the second year of study. Applications are available at the information desk in the College. Application requirements include the following elements:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better,

  • Successful completion of EDB 202 - School, Students and Society, EDB 221 - Educational Psychology, and a Child or Adolescent Development course,

  • A grade of C or better in all education courses,

  • A written Field Experience Report based upon your volunteer work in local schools, community service agencies, after School enrichment programs and/or summer camp programs with K-12 students, and

  • An essay addressing your reasons for pursuing the minor.

Students who wish to purse teacher certification in Maine must be enrolled in the College of Education and Human Development or by completing a double major in Education and another College.

An alternative route to a teaching career for Liberal Arts majors is the Master of Arts in Teaching Program that is sponsored by the College. This fifth year program is competitive and application should be made by February 1 of the senior year. Applications are available at the College Information desk.

Child Development and Family Relations: (18 credits)


The minor in Child Development/Family Relations consists of CHF 200, CHF 201, and 12 additional credits of CHF courses. Students must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in CHF 200 and CHF 201, and the overall GPA for the 18 CHF credits must average a C (2.0). No more than three credits of CHF 409 Special Topics in Child Development/Family Relations and no more than three credits of CHF 496 Field Experience in Child Development/Family Life may be used toward the minor.

Elementary Education: (18 credits)


Exercise Science (Kinesiology and Physical Education): (18 credits)


The minor in Exercise Science has close ties to other areas including, but not limited to nutrition, biochemistry and animal physiology. This minor offers students in these areas an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of their own fields of study. Academic prerequisites include BIO 100 (Basic Biology) and BIO 208 (Anatomy and Physiology). Students must maintain a 2.5 in the minor. Courses constituting the minor include the following:

Secondary Education: (18 credits)


Courses to be taken prior to application for the minor: