Extensive classroom experience
We provide practice with grades 6-12 early and often — you’ll start working with students in your first year. During your final year-long student teaching internship, you’ll gain experience in two grade levels.
Exciting learning spaces
You’ll gain real-world experience using analytical instrumentation in our Chemistry lab. In upper-level coursework, you’ll learn to evaluate samples, interpret data, and discover how changing experimental parameters affect the output.
Flexible career options
Upon graduation, you’ll qualify for teacher certification in public school grades 6-12 through the Maine Department of Education. Nationally accredited, our Maine certification qualifications are transferable to many other states.
Share your enthusiasm for the natural sciences and education — prepare to teach middle or high school. We provide a rigorous, authentic learning experience, ensuring you graduate with a solid knowledge base in the science classes you’ll teach.
Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.
Diverse, expert faculty
You’ll study with faculty in both Education and Chemistry. This unique approach ensures a superior background in educator preparation and mastery of Chemistry principles and lab techniques.
National accreditation & state approval
Our Teacher Education program is nationally accredited by CAEP (Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and state-approved by the Maine Department of Education.
American Chemical Society accreditation
Our Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society, which aspires to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.
Teacher Education Program Options
Interested in another content area or grade level? We offer 9 different tracks for teaching STEM and liberal arts to middle and high school. You can also major in general education for grades K-6, or prepare to teach world languages, visual or performing arts for PreK-12.