Whether you’re seeking to earn the credentials, knowledge and skill sets to climb the ladder at your current school, to become a more valuable educator wherever you choose, or to be the kind of educator other teachers want to emulate, the University of Maine at Farmington can help you get there.

Well-known for excellence in teacher education, the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) offers a number of post-secondary education programs for teaching professionals, including four on-campus Master’s degree programs, 10 different Graduate Certificate programs, a 100% online Master’s program, a Special Education Alternative Route to Certification and more.

The Division of Graduate & Continuing Education is at the center of UMF’s commitment to collaboration with teachers working in Maine’s Pre K-12 schools. This commitment finds life in programs that have a long history of quality, as well as new programs that are developed each year in response to needs voiced by the Pre K-12 community.

The University of Maine at Farmington is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


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Master’s Degree Programs

The University offers five Master’s degree programs and one strictly online Master’s program through UMaineOnline.

  • M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood focuses 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 is tailored for educators who wish to become leaders in their classrooms, schools, districts or other educational settings.
  • M.S.Ed. in Mathematics Education is designed to develop leaders in the field of mathematics education and enhance the capacity of Maine schools to deliver high quality, effective mathematics instruction to all students. There are two tracks: Leadership Track and Initial Licensure Track
  • M.S.Ed. in Special Education is 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 is 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 is offered through UMaine Online and prepares educators to create rich and meaningful learning experiences using the latest technology.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Our Graduate Certificate Programs are a series of related graduate courses designed to provide a concentrated, cohesive area of study. Successful completion enables you to achieve specified learning objectives and competencies in a defined field of study.

Non-Degree Graduate Programs

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

Continuing Education

The Division of Graduate & Continuing Education offers a number of Continuing Education courses. We currently have three courses available for Spring 2020 that may be of particular interest to non-traditional aged, undergraduate students. More courses will be added as they become available.

Continuing Education

Professional Development

UMF also offers Professional Development opportunities throughout the year to support practicing educators in their career growth. Recent conferences and workshops have included The National Math Coaching Conference, The Assistive Technology Summit, and Decoding & The Struggling Reader Workshops.

See our Upcoming Events for upcoming Professional Development Opportunities.

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Contact Us

Have a question, need some information, want to stop by to visit in person? Just contact us. We’re generally open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm (EST).

Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7502
fax 207-778-8134
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711
gradstudies@maine.edu

Mailing address:
Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938