Areas of Teacher Certification
The School of Education & Human Development, in partnership with colleges throughout the university and in the field, offers students opportunities to earn a teaching certificate and/or a degree at the undergraduate or graduate level. Different program options are also offered at the Certificate of Advance Study levels. Our programs are characterized by quality and integrity and meet the highest standards set by professional accrediting bodies.
USM undergraduate students pursue their major through a college, and then choose the content area for their teaching based on the major. Students identify early in their major if they also want to pursue teacher certification. At the end of the student’s undergraduate career at USM, he or she could have a bachelor’s degree, major and teacher certification in one of the following content areas related to their major.
- Elementary (K-8)
- History (K-8, 7-12)
- English (K-8, 7-12)
- Mathematics (7-12)
- Music (K-12)
- Art (K-12)
- Life Science (7-12)
- Physical Science (7-12)
- Social Studies (K-8, 7-12)
- World Languages - French, Latin, Spanish (K-12)
Students can pursue initial teacher certification at the graduate level at USM. They would bring content with them or require content background at the undergraduate level.
Content areas for graduate students are as follows:
- Extended Teacher’s Education Program (ETEP)
Students with questions about teacher certification should contact:
Placement and Certification Officer
780 - 5564