This unique program, available only to undergraduate UMF students, allows Farmington students pursuing a bachelor’s in Special Education or a 20-credit minor in Special Education to complete up to 12 credits of graduate coursework toward a UMF M.S.Ed. 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.

Student Nathan PoulinNathan Poulin, a UMF special education major from Williamstown, Vermont, said the 4+1 Accelerated Master’s Pathway in special Education option will give 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 my Special Education professors bring a great deal of real-world experience to the classroom at UMF,” said Poulin.

“For each lesson, my professors have multiple examples of how we’ll use methods learned in class in our work with students. Their experience helps us understand all the potential situations we could face during student teaching or when we graduate and begin teaching in our own classrooms.”


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