University of Maine at Farmington’s off-campus program in Early Childhood Education offers working professionals a unique opportunity to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

Designed specifically for working professionals, this off-campus program allows students to complete their Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Classes are held on weekday evenings or on weekends (Friday evenings and Saturdays).  Most courses use a hybrid format — a combination of face-to-face and online classes.

Early Childhood Education courses that form the foundation of a UMF Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education are taught by University of Maine at Farmington faculty at Southern Maine Community College and other sites.

Coursework also prepares students for the Maine Birth to Five (081) Certificate. General Education courses required for this bachelor’s degree can be taken at a campus of the candidate’s choice.


Steps in the Admission Process

Step 1. Apply
To start, you first need to apply to the University of Maine at Farmington using the Early Childhood Cohort application.

Application (pdf)

Step 2. Have Your Transcripts Mailed Directly to Us
Next, have your official transcripts mailed to us. We need your official college transcripts mailed to the University of Maine System Application Processing center directly from the institution. (See address below.)

Have your transcripts mailed to:

Application Processing
University of Maine System
P.O. Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

The University of Maine at Farmington CEEB Code is 3506.

Note: Once all your materials have been received, the UMF Admission Office will work in conjunction with the program in making the decision on each applicant.

Financial Aid

Financial aid opportunities may be available through the University of Maine at Farmington, and Maine Roads to Quality. Qualifications and deadlines for these sources vary.

University of Maine at Farmington
Financial Aid Office

224 Main Street
Merrill Hall
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7100
fax 207-778-7555
TDD/TTY 207-778-7000
umfaid@maine.edu

FAME (Finance Authority of Maine)
Educators for Maine Loan Program
tel 800-228-3734
info@famemaine.com

Maine Roads to Quality
tel 207-780-5833
mrtq-contact@usm.maine.edu

Advising

Academic advising will be provided by on-site faculty, via phone and through email. You will be advised individually on the basis of your academic records.

Location

Southern Maine Community College in South Portland and other sites.

When

Classes are held on weekday evenings or on weekends (Friday evenings and Saturdays).

Who

Candidates eligible for this special field-based program are working professionals with an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.

Prerequisite

You must hold an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent. The minimum cumulative GPA for applicants to this program is 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). The program is designed for a cohort of students. To assure a space in this cohort, apply for admission early.