Teacher Education offers graduates the ability to complete certification as public school teachers (7-12) in several disciplines including English, social studies, science, mathematics, and modern languages (K-12).
The program is approved by the Maine State Board of Education, and students who receive Maine certification gain opportunities to teach elsewhere through reciprocity with approximately forty other states. Some students may choose to enroll in the teacher education program even if they are interested in teaching in an independent school where certification is not required, because they gain significant experience in the classroom and thus are better prepared for the challenges they will face when they enter a classroom on their own for the first time.
The Teacher Education program educates students to meet the Maine Standards for Beginning Teachers In the following general categories:
- Learner Development
- Learning Differences
- Learning Environments
- Content Knowledge
- Innovative Applications of Content
- Planning for Instruction
- Instructional Strategies
- Reflection and Continuous Growth
- Technology Standards