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Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Educational Studies Minor


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Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Educational Studies Minor


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Your pathway to online degree completion
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Apply by: 12/27/22
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Start session: 1/17/23

Program Overview

Learn what our online Bachelor of Liberal Studies – Educational Studies Minor program offers

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
12 months* Duration
120 Credit Hours

The online Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Educational Studies Minor program gives you the opportunity to pursue a broad range of interests while working toward your goal of being equipped to prepare learners for success. You will work closely with an academic advisor to ensure your work history and previous college experience count toward your online UMPI degree.

This accredited online educational program is a flexible, affordable path that prepares you to advance into higher positions within schools and other organizations. You will learn the most effective and efficient classroom management strategies, techniques for planning lessons, and how to incorporate playful learning to literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. You will also spend time focusing on the nature and characteristics of learning differences and behavioral problems of students with special needs who participate in a general education classroom. Coursework is 100% online, and experiential learning activities provide you with the expertise employers seek.


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Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.

How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:

  • Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
  • With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion

As a graduate of this online educational studies program, you will be able to:

  • Pursue an array of careers in the private and public sectors and informal education paths within for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Incorporate technology into the instructional process
  • Develop and implement instructional strategies
  • Apply Educational Minor courses to teacher recertification and/or CPE credit
  • Pursue an array of careers in the private and public sectors and informal education paths within for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Incorporate technology into the instructional process
  • Develop and implement instructional strategies
  • Apply Educational Minor courses to teacher recertification and/or CPE credit

As a graduate of this online educational studies program, you will be able to:

  • Pursue an array of careers in the private and public sectors and informal education paths within for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Incorporate technology into the instructional process
  • Develop and implement instructional strategies
  • Apply Educational Minor courses to teacher recertification and/or CPE credit
  • Pursue an array of careers in the private and public sectors and informal education paths within for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Incorporate technology into the instructional process
  • Develop and implement instructional strategies
  • Apply Educational Minor courses to teacher recertification and/or CPE credit

Career opportunities include:

  • Children and Community Outreach
  • Literacy Program Development
  • Youth Leadership Program Manager
  • Tutor
  • At-Risk Program Manager
  • Early Childhood Education (Non-Certificate)
  • School Administration
  • School Board Member
  • Daycare Administration
  • Paraprofessional/Education Technician
  • Children and Community Outreach
  • Literacy Program Development
  • Youth Leadership Program Manager
  • Tutor
  • At-Risk Program Manager
  • Early Childhood Education (Non-Certificate)
  • School Administration
  • School Board Member
  • Daycare Administration
  • Paraprofessional/Education Technician
$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition
12 months* Duration
120 Credit Hours
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Tuition

Our affordable program tuition includes fees

Our BLS – Educational Studies Minor online program offers highly affordable tuition with a flat rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session, with no hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!

Tuition breakdown:

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$1,400 per session Flat-Rate Tuition

Calendar

View the online dates and deadlines

There are six opportunities throughout the year to start your BLS – Educational Studies Minor online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.

Now enrolling:

12/27/22 Next Application Due Date
1/17/23 Start Class
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 11/17/2312/27/2212/29/221/10/231/11/233/10/238 weeks
Spring 23/13/232/21/232/23/233/7/233/8/235/5/238 weeks
Summer 15/8/234/19/234/20/235/2/235/3/236/30/238 weeks
Summer 27/3/236/14/236/15/236/27/236/28/238/25/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

12/27/22 Next Application Due Date
1/17/23 Start Class

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Admissions

Requirements for this online educational studies program

We've made the admission process simple and streamlined so it's easier for you to get started. Students who wish to earn their BLS – Educational Studies YourPace online degree from UMPI should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.

Admission Requirements:

  • No Application Fee
  • Minimum 1.75 GPA

Admissions Requirements and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (e.g., HiSet, GED)
  • Minimum cumulative college of GPA 1.75 from most recently attended institution
    • Submission of all official transcripts:Transcripts are only considered official if they are sent directly to UMPI from the granting institution or their electronic ordering service. Student-submitted transcripts are not accepted.
    • College credits with a cumulative GPA of less than a 1.75 must also submit a resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent). An interview may be required.
  • Students who do not have any college credits must submit the following:
    • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
    • A resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent)

Instructions for international students:

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES- or AICE-endorsed agency and sent from the agency directly to UMPI; evaluations often take a few weeks to process and must be received by the appropriate document deadline
  • International students are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL (71 IBT / 197 CBT / 530 PBT minimums) or IELTS (6.0 minimum) score. Students can obtain a waiver for this requirement if they come from an English-speaking country or have successfully completed a credit-bearing, college-level written/spoken English course (ESL courses do not fulfill this requirement). Documentation of English proficiency must be received by the appropriate document deadline.

**Student under 20 years of age do not meet the requirements for the YourPace programs. We do offer other programs that may meet your needs. If you would like more information about our traditional programs, please visit https://www.umpi.edu/academics/. You can also reach out to the Admissions Office at [email protected] or by calling 207.768.9532.

Submit documents electronically to: [email protected]

Mailing Address:

Application Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Fax: 207-581-5456

Courses

Take a look at the topics in your online liberal studies courses

To earn your BLS – Educational Studies Minor, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 24 credit hours of Educational Minor core courses, and 56 credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the psychological, sociological, and historical foundations of education and an examination of current educational trends, policies, and programs. Areas of study include teaching as a career, educational aspects of diversity, multiple intelligences and teaching strategies, forms of assessment, proficiency-based education, and an introduction to state and national standards.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Edu 152 or instructor permission. A study of the social, political, philosophical, economic, and legal foundations of contemporary education and an examination of current educational trends, policies, and programs. Areas of study include teaching as a career, school laws, governance of schools, school problems, educational ideologies, and development of an educational philosophy
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course builds foundational knowledge of learning, human development and motivation through exploration of theories and principles. Students will then gain knowledge of multiple learning strategies, instructional models, and classroom management techniques, and apply their knowledge and skill in the planning of lessons within the context of a larger unit of instruction.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course strengthens knowledge and application of instructional design in a proficiency-based system. We explore foundational methods for effective assessment design and grading, the complementary relationship of assessment and instruction, and creation of learning environments that foster self-reflection and growth. We cultivate the skills and dispositions of collaboration among colleagues.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
While grounded in current research and learning theory, this course is about methods and strategies for effective and efficient classroom management from three perspectives: behavioral, social responsibility, and instructional strategies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of all phases of children’s literature for the elementary grades including the history, criteria for judging children’s books, and knowledge of leading authors and illustrators. Participation in a practicum to develop theoretical applications.

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*Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.