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2003-2004 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2003-2004 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education


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The undergraduate teacher education programs at the University of Maine are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Students preparing to be secondary teachers spend the first two years building solid liberal arts background, technological competencies and subject area concentrations. They are also guided in the examination of public school classrooms and other settings that provide educational and related service to children and youth.

In their second year of study students apply for teacher candidacy by submitting a portfolio that includes a transcript of their academic work to date which reflects a grade point average of at least 2.5, an analysis of one school field experience with children or adolescents, documentation of technological competence, an essay reflecting upon an educational topic and evidence of passing the PRAXIS I examination. For more information about the PRAXIS exam, visit www.umaine.edu/ois/examhelp.htm.

Students continue to work on their portfolios over the next 2 years and they become major documentation of their professional development as initial teachers.

Students accepted to teacher candidacy at the end of their second year become immersed in the daily life and issues of public schools during an intensive Education semester, a prelude to student teaching. Future teachers learn and teach along with veteran teachers and get involved in many efforts to address the needs of students and schools.

Students graduate from our programs and enter the teaching profession with experience, an authentic view of schools and an understanding that teaching, learning and professional development are lifetime endeavors.

Secondary Education concentrations include: English, mathematics, modern languages, science, and social studies.

Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Secondary Education (English)


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Secondary Education (Mathematics)


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Secondary Education (Modern Language)


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


  • Language Electives (6 cr.)
  • General Education Requirements (7 cr.)
  • Elective (3 cr.)

Second Year - Second Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirement
  • Credits / Units: 3

  • Language Electives
  • Credits / Units: 9


  • – Apply for teacher candidacy –

Third Year - First Semester


  • Language Electives (12 cr.)
  • General Education Requirement (3 cr.)

Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Secondary Education (Science)


with a specialization in Physical Science (Chemistry)

First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Secondary Education (Science)


with a specialization in Physical Science (Physics)

First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Suggested curriculum for BS in Secondary Education (Science)


with a specialiation in Physical Science (Earth Science)

A curriculum for Earth Science teachers is available. Please see science faculty advisor.

Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Secondary Education (Social Studies)


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


  • Social Science Electives (9 cr.)
  • General Education Requirements (6 cr.)

Second Year - Second Semester


  • Credits: 3

  • – Apply for teacher candidacy –

  • Social Science Electives
  • Credits / Units: 9

  • General Education Requirement
  • Credits / Units: 4

Third Year - First Semester


  • Social Science Electives (9 cr.)
  • General Education Requirement (3 cr.)
  • Elective (3 cr.)

Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


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