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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Middle Level, Minor

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The Middle Level Education (MLE) Minor provides students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in middle-level teaching practices through the exploration of philosophy, curriculum, instruction, and assessment specific to the nature and needs of young adolescents. The MLE minor for students enrolled in the UMF Elementary Education program can lead to a Maine Middle Level Teacher Endorsement.

Total Credits for the Minor: 21-22

A minimum of one-third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for the minor to be awarded.

Content Credits* from one of the following strands (15-16 credits):

English/Language Arts

15 credits of ENG courses.


16 credits of science credits:  
  • Chapter 115 requires: 12 credits from life science (biology, ecology, botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, environmental

        science, entomology, ornithology)

  • 12 credits from physical science (chemistry, physics, geology, earth science, astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, soil science)

Social Studies

15 credits of social studies courses: (geography, history, economics, government, anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science)


*Students will use up to 9 general education credits from their general education requirements to meet the Chapter 115 requirements of 24 credits of content for the endorsement. The credits mentioned above are in addition to these.


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