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Secondary Education (with concentration in English), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
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The secondary education program offers students the opportunity to combine an academic specialization in a subject area taught in grades 7–12 — mathematics, physical or life sciences, English, social studies or second languages (French or Spanish) — with preparation for becoming an effective teacher. Education majors are introduced to the teaching profession during their first two years through courses on the art and science of teaching, adolescent development, educational psychology, multicultural education and instructional technology. They also build a solid liberal arts background.

Students then complete a teacher candidacy portfolio. Upon acceptance to teacher candidacy, students continue their specializations, and gain knowledge and skills in teaching and assessment, classroom management, teaching in their academic subject area, and adapting instruction for students with special needs. Their field placements in schools are preparation for the capstone experience in education: a full semester internship (student teaching) with experienced mentor teachers in grades 7–12 schools, learning the skills necessary to becoming successful beginning teachers.


The undergraduate teacher education programs are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/CAEP) and approved by the State of Maine.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • New Student Seminar in Education and Human Development 
  • The Art and Science of Teaching 
  • College Composition 
  • General Psychology 
  • Adolescence 
  • Psychology of Adolescence 
  • Integrating Technology for Teaching and Learning 
  • Education in a Multicultural Society 
  • Educational Psychology 
  • Teaching and Assessing for Student Learning 
  • Classroom-based Prevention and Intervention: Supporting Positive Behavior and Academic Achievement 
  • Field Observation (Activity) 
  • Foundations of Literary Analysis
  • One genre-based course
  • One course in multicultural or feminist literature
  • Two courses in historical or interdisciplinary literary studies
  • One elective literature course

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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