University College at Rumford/Mexico offers UMA Secondary Education pathway
MEXICO - Students with or without baccalaureate degrees who wish to teach at the high school level now can earn their credentials through the University College Center at 13 Brown Street in Mexico, Maine. The Secondary Education minor and certificate program are offered by the University of Maine at Augusta online and through video conference at the center.
The Secondary Education pathway is available for undergraduates and for those with baccalaureate degrees who wish to become high school teachers in Social Studies, English, Mathematics, Science, and Art.
Undergraduates enroll in a major associated with the content area in which they want to teach and add a minor in Secondary Education. Maine certification rules require students to successfully complete at least 24 credit hours in their content area.
Students with baccalaureate degrees and at least 24 credit hours in an endorsement area can complete the necessary courses and student teaching experience through a Certificate of Study in Secondary Education.
Courses available for the fall semester, which begins Sept. 4, include:
EDU 250 Foundations of Education (online and video conference)
EDU 390 Secondary Methods of Teaching (video conference)
PSY 345 Problems and Interventions in Childhood (interactive television)
Registration for the fall semester is open and ongoing. For more information about UMA’s minor and certificate program in Secondary Education, please contact Jean Kay at 364-7882 or visit the Center’s website at http://learn.maine.edu/Rumford-Mexico/.