This new program, available only to undergraduate UMF students, will be available to UMF undergraduate students beginning in Spring 2020.

Through the 4+1 pathway, UMF undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s in special education or a 20-credit minor in special education can complete up to 12 credits of graduate coursework toward a master’s in special education before completing their bachelor’s degree.

4+1 students taking graduate courses will pay UMF’s lower undergraduate rate for the graduate credits — and those graduate credits count toward earning both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, saving in-state UMF students as much as $5,000 in tuition.


UMF special education major Nathan Poulin ’22.


Nathan Poulin, a UMF special education major from Williamstown, Vt., says the 4+1 option will allow him the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in special education with UMF professors who are already providing strong mentoring and professional development

“As a result of their own work with students with disabilities, all of my special education professors bring a great deal of real-world experience to the classroom at UMF,” says Poulin. “For every lesson, professors have multiple examples of how we will use methods learned in class in our work with students. Their experience helps us understand all the potential situations that we could face during student teaching or when we graduate and begin teaching in our own classrooms.”


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