What Kind of Teacher Will You Be?

Peter and Paula Lunder School of Education

The Lunder School of Education (LSOE) provides preservice teachers with the opportunity to learn about their best capabilities as a future teacher. We listen to Maine principals, staff, teachers, and superintendents to keep our program up-to-date on the latest trends and needs of the wonderful field and profession of PK-12 education.

You will leave Thomas College with:

  • Over 920 hours of classroom experience, with opportunity for paid experiences such as substitute teaching
  • Classroom experience from freshmen to senior year
  • At least one professional teaching certification. Several of our programs result in dual-certifications
  • The opportunity to jumpstart your career in three years—all of our programs can be completed in 3 years

As part of our teacher preparation program, you’ll experience:

  • Classroom experience freshmen to senior year
  • Up to trend and responsive of latest requests of administrators and superintendents in Maine
  • All inquiry-driven, project-based, and hands-on coursework
  • Coursework taught by full-time faculty with classroom experience. Adjuncts and guest speakers include:
    • Practicing veteran teachers
    • Maine or County Teachers of the Year
    • Practicing area administrators (principals, assistant principals, etc.)

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs


Katie Rybakova Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Lunder School of Education katie.rybakova@thomas.edu 207-859-1158