The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

University Headquarters Best Master's Degrees badgeUMF is rated by University Headquarters as having some of the Best Master’s Degrees in Maine (#2 overall). University Headquarters is an industry-leading, independent educational organization that compiles a comprehensive set of information for students who wish to pursue a higher education.

Graduate Programs at UMF

The University of Maine at Farmington Graduate Programs offer a high quality learning experience with instructors who are well-respected in their areas of expertise. They provide you with the latest teaching and administrative best practices in a personalized atmosphere where your learning and growth as an educator are paramount.

The University offers six Master’s degrees, including one strictly online Master’s program through UMaineOnline.

M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood

Focusing on birth through age 8, as well as an understanding of the family and community contexts in which these children are educated.

M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Tailored for educators who wish to become leaders in their classrooms, schools, districts, or other educational settings.

M.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education

Designed to help leaders in the field of mathematics education and enhance the capacity of Maine schools to deliver high quality, effective mathematics instruction to all students.

M.S.Ed. in Special Education

Designed to both provide a 4+1 pathway for UMF undergraduate students as well as support the needs of public school personnel interested in teaching and leadership roles in Special Education.

M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Creative Arts

Designed to provide a solid clinical foundation while integrating the creative arts into the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.

Online M.Ed. in Instructional Technology

Offered through UMaine Online, this all-online program prepares educators to create rich and meaningful learning experiences using the latest technology.

UMF’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education offers an impressive variety of graduate courses each term. Whether you’re a current UMF graduate student trying to register for classes or an educator looking for a course for recertification, check out our Courses for the upcoming term:.

The UMF Division of Graduate & Continuing Education offers other professional programs and courses.

Continuing Education

The University of Maine at Farmington offers a number of Continuing Education courses that may be of particular interest to non-traditional aged, undergraduate students. These classes are offered online and in-person, whichever suits your schedule.

We offer a different selection of courses during the Fall Semester, Winter Term, Spring Semester, May Term and Summer Session.

See Continuing Education at UMF

The UMF Advantage


Looking for a respected institution that’s also affordable? That’s UMF. Graduate tuition is less than $450 per credit.

Nationally Ranked

UMF has a national reputation for excellence, widely known as one of the finest state-supported liberal arts colleges in the northeast.

A Tradition of Educating Educators

UMF has made its name as a leading institution offering career-boosting programs for education professionals.

Integrated into Maine’s Schools

UMF has a long commitment to collaboration with teachers working in Maine’s pre-K–12 schools.

UMF strives to help all students become successful educators and school leaders. Returning to UMF for my graduate program has been a wonderful professional development experience.

— Paige Carter M.S.Ed. ’21

All of my professors had a wealth of Special Education teaching experience, and they treated us like adult professionals, which I deeply appreciate.

— Susan Hedrich, M.S.Ed. ’22

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Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7502
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Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938