For good reason, the University of Maine at Farmington is considered one of New England’s premier schools for preparing outstanding teachers. In fact, it was founded more than 150 years ago as Maine’s FIRST public institution of higher education, a school dedicated to preparing future teachers.
Farmington Education grads get hired.
According to a 2020 survey of UMF Education graduates over the past three years, 83% of respondents indicated being employed in the field of education, with 85% hired within a year of graduation and 73% employed within four months of graduation.
Overall, 94.3% of respondents indicated they were Very Satisfied or Satisfied with their teacher education preparation at UMF.
UMF Education graduates work in schools across Maine, throughout the U.S., and around the world.
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Norway / Paris
And in schools in:
Bright From the Start: The Best Teachers Started at Farmington.
2019 National Education Assoc. Foundation Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence recipient, Dan Ryder, is a UMF Education graduate
2017 Maine Elementary Principal of the Year, Jennifer McGee ’86, is a UMF Education graduate
2017 Maine Teacher of the Year, Tammy Ranger ’99, is a UMF Education graduate
2015 Maine Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Dorman ’93, is a UMF Education graduate
2015 Maine Elementary School Principal of the Year, Tracy Williams ’82, is a UMF Education graduate
2014 Maine Elementary School Principal of the Year, Melanie Ellsworth ’84, is a UMF Education graduate
Since 2006 seven UMF Education graduates have been named Maine Teacher of the Year
UMF Education graduates have received the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
UMF Education graduates received the prestigious Milken Family Foundation Educator Award
UMF Education graduates have been named Maine History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehman Institute of America
A UMF Education graduate is an Adult Space Camp graduate and earned certification at the Google Teacher Academy in London
A UMF Education graduate received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Award
A UMF Education graduate received the prestigious Apple Design Award
UMF was featured as a Newsweek.com Great Teaching School