Certificate in Elementary Education

Husson's Elementary Education - Teacher Certification program is designed to prepare individuals who already possess a Bachelor's degree for K-8 Pathways II Teaching Certification.

Throughout the coursework and classroom experiences, competence is developed as students learn about and apply best instructional practices for all major academic areas, including reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies. A culminating seminar is taken in conjunction with a semester-long student teaching placement. This program meets all requirements set forth by the Maine State Department of Education. Students completing the Elementary Teacher Certification program may choose to teach in elementary or middle level classrooms, in either the private or public sector.

Program Curriculum

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Students must have six (6) credits in the following areas as part of the degree or complete the required electives indicated below: math, science, social studies, and English/language arts.

Required Courses
ED 204Classroom Management3
ED 231Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
ED 316Methods in Science3
ED 321Educating Exceptional Students3
ED 404Methods in Reading3
ED 408Methods in Language Arts3
ED 409Methods in Mathematics3
ED 415Methods in Social Studies3
ED 450Student Teaching/Seminar in Teaching **15
PY 322Diversity & Multiculturalism3
Required Electives
English6
Mathematics6
Science6
Social Studies6
Additional Requirements
*Pathways Candidates must have earned a minimum of a C+ on all Required Electives
*Pathways Candidates must earn a C+ on all Required Courses
*Methods courses transferred in must have been taken within the past five (5) years
*A minimum of nine (9) credits hours of Methods courses must be completed at Husson University
Recommended
Educational Practicum, ED 307 Technology in Education
Total Hours66