Undergraduate Teacher Education

We prepare teachers who are passionate about education and the curriculum they’ll teach. Here, you’ll combine education courses and student teaching with an academic major. We offer pathways to teach Elementary (K-8), Secondary (7-12), and foreign language (K-12). Learn more about Undergraduate Teacher Education.

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Elementary Teacher Education (K-8)

We’ll guide you in developing your personal educational philosophy, lesson plans, and your approach to technology use in the classroom.
High school students in class

Secondary Teacher Education (7-12)

We offer a strong foundation in the subject area that you’ll teach, along with early and frequent classroom experience, and an emphasis on excellence in education.
Student teachers in class

Foreign Language Teacher Education (K-12)

We offer pathways to teach French or Spanish, leading to teacher certification for a range of grades K-12.

Art and Music Teacher Education (K-12)

The University offers majors in Art Education and Music Education which lead to teacher certification for Grades K-12.

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Graduate students in a teacher preparation course

Explore Our Graduate Education Programs

Upon graduation, you may be interested in gaining additional expertise in a specific area and furthering your education with a master’s degree.

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Apr
25
Thu

Film Screening & Discussion: Intelligent Lives

5:00 PM, USM, Bailey Hall, Room 10 (Lecture Hall), 16 University Way, Gorham Campus