Continual 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.
Flexible career options
You’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers within and beyond the field of education. Along with options in the field of geography-anthropology, you’ll qualify for teacher certification in public school grades 6-12 through the Maine Department of Education.
Diverse, expert faculty
You’ll study with faculty in both Education and in Geography-Anthropology. This unique approach ensures a superior background in educator preparation and mastery of geography-anthropology and social studies.
Share your enthusiasm for social studies 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 classes you’ll teach.
Put theory-to-practice in one of our three archaeology laboratories or three Geographic Information Systems (GIS) laboratories. You’ll also have access to the extensive and remarkable map collections of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.
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.
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.
Teacher Education Program Options
Interested in another content area or grade level? We offer additional Secondary Teacher Education Tracks in STEM and liberal arts. We also offer programs for Elementary Education (K-6), French and Spanish Linguistics (PreK-12), Art Education and Music Education (PreK-12).