The pre-candidacy phase of the program is the first three years of the program prior to the professional internship.
Pre-candidacy coursework is as follows: Each of the courses with a * includes required service learning or practicum hours in a partner school or community setting to give pre-candidates hands-on experience with students and create connections between theory and practice.
These formal placements are arranged by the Field Experience Coordinator in the Office of Educator Preparation.
Other education courses may require observation experiences in field settings that students arrange on their own.
Completion of one of the following courses at USM with a grade of at least C fulfills the language requirement: American Sign Language: ASL 102Arabic: ARA 102Chinese: CHI 102 French: FRE 102German: GER 102Italian: ITA 102Spanish: SPA 102 History students are encouraged to pursue language study beyond the first year, and to take advantage of USM's Study Abroad programs.
Graduate programs in History frequently require intermediate level language proficiency.
English, mathematics, social studies or science) to become highly qualified to teach an additional content area.
Finally, students should consider taking additional education courses, which will support them in becoming more well-rounded teachers, in topics such as literacy and technology.
For loan purposes, TK20 (Watermark) is eligible for consideration as part of educational costs.
The subscription is a one-time payment and must be made by each student after they have passed their candidacy process and before the first semester of their internship year.