COEHD, PREP host education career fair

The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine and the Penobscot River Educational Partnership (PREP) are hosting an Education Career Fair on Thursday, April 13 from 1–3 p.m. at Wells Conference Center.

More than 20 Maine school districts and other organizations, including the Maine Department of Education, will have tables at the event. Their representatives will be able to meet with preservice teachers from UMaine, home to the state’s largest teacher preparation program.

UMaine and the College of Education and Human Development offer programs that lead to state certification in early childhood education (grades K–3), elementary education (K–6), secondary education (7–12), special education, physical education and health, and more.

PREP is a collaborative organization that includes 22 school districts in Eastern Maine that are focused on improving K–12 student learning by providing high-quality professional development for educators. The College of Education and Human Development is a higher education partner with the organization. Several districts involved in the partnership will be at the career fair, as well as districts from southern Maine and other parts of the state.

In addition to UMaine students, education majors from other University of Maine System campuses, as well as Eastern Maine Community College and Husson University, have been invited to participate in the event.

More information, including a form to register, is online.