Educate the Future

The UNE School of Education develops highly competent educators who are as compassionate as they are knowledgeable. We train aspiring teachers and administrators as well as practicing ones, empowering them to improve their students' lives. As a student, you’ll have ongoing opportunities to apply what you learn and connect scholarship to practice through internships in the field. Our faculty combine professional experience, a commitment to teaching excellence, and in-depth scholarship to prepare every student to launch a successful career.

A student watercoloring in class
A special education student throws a beach ball outside with two elementary school children

I love the education program. All of the professors are amazing, and everyone has their own kind of niche, which is really cool. It’s so interesting to get diverse perspectives from my different professors.” — Zoe Henderson ’22

Global Education

See the World

Experience the beauty found in the four corners of the earth by traveling the globe.

As a major in any program in the School of Arts and Humanities, you are encouraged to expand your horizons and immerse yourself in new cultures by studying abroad. Spend a semester in Spain, France, Iceland, or Morocco. Or you may choose from several shorter, faculty-led travel courses. Explore comparative education in Ireland, or anatomy and art of the Renaissance era in Italy. Other courses include trips to Mexico, Cuba, and Kenya.

Interested in studying abroad? Make a plan with your advisor.

A group of students sit near the ocean in Iceland
Two students sitting on the edge of a cliff overlooking cliffs and the ocean in Iceland
A group of students sitting in front of a cityscape in Spain
A student standing in front of a gilded door in Morocco
Students stand on an intricate bridge over a river in Seville, Spain

Beautiful Locations

As a student in one of our Education programs, you either study on UNE's scenic Biddeford or historic Portland Campus. In Biddeford, the waters of the Saco River flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Recently named the youngest city in Maine, Biddeford and its twin city, Saco, boast an up-and-coming, hip downtown offering delicious eateries, exciting social and cultural events, and more. With the transformation of the old Biddeford/Saco mills into restaurants, breweries, housing, fitness facilities, salons, and retailers, there is something for everyone to explore in downtown. Looking to try a new type of food, grab a coffee, or shop for locally-made clothes? Biddeford/Saco has it all.

Our historic Portland Campus is located in a quiet neighborhood that is a 10-minute drive from downtown Portland, campus is close to major clinical sites, shopping, nightlife, cultural events, restaurants, the beaches, the harbor, walking and biking trails and much more. Named “America’s Most Livable City” by Forbes and “Foodiest Small Town in America” by Bon Appetit, Portland is the city on every list. A rustic port hosts a cool cultural scene — with outdoor adventure all around.

Biddeford Campus

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Portland Campus

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