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The academic program fact sheets for undergraduate programs are available through the Web at:

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The College’s teacher preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. After successfully completing graduation requirements and the Praxis Examinations, graduates are recommended for provisional teaching certificates in the state of Maine. National accreditation helps pave the way for reciprocal certification in other states.

Graduation Requirements: Students successfully completing the required work of the College of Education & Human Development are eligible for either a Bachelor of Science in Education or a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relations. A minimum of 120 degree hours or required college work is necessary for graduation. Some programs may require more than 120 hours. In addition, each student must meet the grade point averages and professional requirements of the University and his or her respective program.

Students are responsible for monitoring current General Education requirements and should check with their advisors about potential or recent changes.

Transfers: Students with advanced standing seeking admission must satisfy the College’s basic entrance requirements and have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in prior college courses.

Students from other institutions who have completed a portion of their college work or who want to change their professional plans may apply for admission by transfer. Accepted students will be given advanced standing in the College if their previous work meets the requirements and standards of their new program.

For additional information about these majors, please contact:

Mary Mahoney-O’Neil, Assistant Dean for Academic Services
College of Education & Human Development
144 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5766
(207) 581-2485

General Education Requirements for UMaine Students

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