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 Poulin
Student Nathan Poulin

“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. For each lesson, they present us with multiple examples of how we’ll use methods learned in class in our future work with students. This helps us understand the potential situations we might face during student-teaching or when we graduate and begin teaching in our own classrooms.”

— Nathan Poulin, a UMF Special Education major from Williamstown, Vermont who participated in the 4+1 Accelerated Master’s Pathway in Special Education program


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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
fax 207-778-8134
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gradstudies@maine.edu

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