OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18
GPA requirements to earn minor: 2.5
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: A grade of C- or better in all education courses.
Contact Information: The Advising Center, 100 Shibles Hall, (207) 581-2412 or email the Advising Center at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The College of Education and Human Development offers an 18-credit minor in 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 in the Advising Center (Room 101 Shibles Hall) and are accepted throughout the academic year. Application requirements include the following elements:
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better,
- Successful completion of EHD 202 - Education in a Multicultural Society, EHD 203 - Educational Psychology, and an education related elective,
- A grade of C- or better in all education courses,
- Statement addressing your reasons for pursuing the minor, and
- Formal 2-page application.
The optimal time to apply for a minor is during the second semester of sophomore year of study.
Students Seeking Teacher Certification
Students who wish to pursue teacher certification in Maine must be enrolled in the College of Education and Human Development either through an Education Major or by completing double majors in Education and in another College. For students wishing to become certified teachers, the double major is a better option than the minor. A minor in Education does not lead to certification.
An alternative route to a teaching career for Liberal Arts majors is the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program that is sponsored by the College. The fifth year program is competitive and application should be made by February 1. Please contact the Advising Center if you have interest or questions about this program.