Liberal Studies-Humanities

BA in Liberal Studies-Humanities - Elementary Teacher Education

The curriculum for this track of the liberal studies degree is designed to provide prospective K-8 teachers a strong academic foundation in the humanities. The curriculum also offers a continuous focus on both the theory and practice of teaching through a sequence of pre-internship education courses and field experiences.

Students completing the 120-hour degree will have satisfied the USM Core Curriculum and the Liberal Studies-Humanities major as well as liberal arts courses required for initial K-8 teacher certification. Graduates are eligible for recommendation for K-8 teacher certification in Maine.

 

USM Core Curriculum (including pre-internship education courses)(44 credits)

  • EYE 108 Culture, Identity and Education (recommended) (3 cr)
  • EDU 100 Exploring Teaching (recommended) (3 cr)
  • College Writing - ENG 100 (3 cr)
  • Cultural Interpretation - ENG 140 or 145 (3 cr)
  • Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 120 (4 cr)
  • Creative Expression (3 cr)
  • Socio-Cultural Analysis - HRD 200: Multicultural Human Development (3 cr)
  • Science Exploration - (4 cr)
  • Ethical Inquiry - EDU 310 Purpose of Schooling in a Democracy (3 cr)
  • Diversity (3 cr)
  • International (3 cr)
  • Cluster:
    • EDU 305 Foundations of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (3 cr)
    • SED 335 Students with Exceptionalities in General Education (3 cr)
    • SED 420 Multi-Tiered Systems of Educational Support (3 cr)

Major K-8 Liberal Arts Content Courses  (36 credits)

  • STH 112 (3 cr)
  • Art
  • 1 Science with lab (4 cr)
  • MAT 131, 231 or 232 (6 cr)
  • HTY 101 and 102 (6 cr)*
  • 3 additional upper-level courses (300 and above) in History or English approved by a liberal studies advisor. (9 cr)*
  • LSH 440: Capstone Experience in the Humanities (3 cr)

Additional requirements for the Elementary Teacher Education program, including academic requirements, professional internship year, declaration and candidacy can be found here:

https://usm.maine.edu/teacher-education/elementary-teacher-education