Secondary / Middle Education

Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science: Secondary Education

The University of Maine at Farmington has earned a reputation for producing some of the finest teachers in New England. The many opportunities to work and learn in real-world classrooms, the liberal arts foundation in the content you will teach, and the fact that all courses are taught by full-time faculty are just a few of the factors that have led to UMF being recognized as a leader in the field of Education.

You will begin your teacher-side-of-the-desk experiences early on — your first year offers an academic mentoring program at the local middle school. In your sophomore year you will take a combination of team-taught education courses while applying the teaching skills you learn in an intern-like “practicum” experience with a middle school or high school teacher. Your senior year brings a semester-long student teaching assignment.

To help you sharpen your focus and skills in a particular teaching area, you may choose from six different Secondary / Middle Education majors.

  • English
  • Life Science (Biology)
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science (Chemistry/Physics/Earth Science)
  • Social Studies

With a degree in Secondary / Middle Education from UMF you will be certified to teach in grades 7 to 12 in Maine and many other states. Our state and national accreditation ensure that our program is of the highest quality, a fact widely recognized by principals and superintendents seeking to hire new teachers.

What Courses Might You Take?

Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student – in every major – will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to this program, such as:

EDU 101 Introduction to Secondary/Middle Education and Technology for the Learner
EDU 221 Secondary/Middle Block: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Management, Technology Integration, and Practicum/Seminar
SED 361 Teaching Students with Disabilities and At-Risk Conditions in the Secondary General Classroom
EDU 301 Content Literacy in the Secondary/Middle School
EDU 402 History and Philosophy of Education
PSY 225S Child and Adolescent Psychology