TK20 (Watermark) is the comprehensive web-based, assessment management and reporting system used by all students in Educator Preparation programs at USM.All undergraduate and graduate students who matriculate into an Educator Preparation program at USM and are accepted as a candidate for their internship year are required to subscribe to Tk20.In order to be eligible to take the content methods course and enroll in internship, pre-candidates must successfully complete the candidacy process.
Graduates are eligible for recommendation for 7-12 teacher certification in Maine.
This requirement can be fulfilled by achieving a grade of at least C in the final semester of a beginning level language course or by examination.
It is the process pre-candidates go through in order to be admitted to the professional level courses and internship.
To be eligible for candidacy, pre-candidates must be in good academic standing, have passed the Praxis Core, and provided evidence of their Criminal History Record Check.
The candidacy application is due on January 31 of each year.
Upon review eligible pre-candidates will be invited to participate in a 30-minute internship admission interview.
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.
At the time of degree completion, students will have met the degree requirements for a major and for initial teacher certification.
All students must formally declare their entry into a teacher education pathway by completing the Declaration and/or Dropping of Undergraduate Teacher Education Pathway Form through the registrar’s office.