Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 University of Maine at Machias Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University of Maine at Machias Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Minor


OVERVIEW OF MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 24

GPA requirements to earn minor:  2.0


In conjunction with their BA programs in English,  Interdisciplinary Fine Arts (Visual Arts concentration), Psychology & Community Studies and the sciences, students who successfully complete Secondary Education minors may apply for teaching certification, grades 7-12. It is important that students take initiative early in their college careers to form an informal advising relationship with one of the education faculty. Courses must be planned carefully to meet requirements for both major program and secondary education certification.

Students preparing for secondary teaching certification must successfully complete the following professional courses, including student teaching:

Prior to Student Teaching


Prior to applying to student teach, students should meet the following requirements by October if they plan on student teaching the following Spring.  They should meet them by March if they plan on student teaching the following Fall.   

  • minimum overall GPA of 2.50
  • minimum GPA in major of 2.50
  • minimum GPA of 2.50 in SED and EDU courses
  • successfully complete Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators & Praxis II exam in content area knowledge
  • criminal history background check

Additional information can be found in the section Teacher Preparation Programs .”