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 you to complete your Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, offering both Birth to 5 and K to 3 certification.
Classes are held weekday evenings or on weekends (Friday evenings and Saturdays) at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. 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.
Coursework prepares students for Maine Birth to Five (081) and K-3 (029) Certification. 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 UMS Short Application.
The application requires an essay. An appropriate focus for the essay would be (1) How a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education will further your professional goals and (2) Why you have selected the Off-Campus bachelor’s degree program.
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:
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 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
Farmington, Maine 04938
FAME (Finance Authority of Maine)
Educators for Maine Loan Program
Maine Roads to Quality
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.
Coordinator and Advisor of the Early Childhood Cohort Program
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.
Classes are held on weekday evenings or on weekends (Friday evenings and Saturdays).
Candidates eligible for this special field-based program are working professionals with an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.
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).