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 Office of Graduate Studies 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 eight different Certificate programs, two Master’s degree programs, and a Special Education Alternative Route to Certification.

The Office of Graduate Studies 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. 

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Master of Science in Education Programs

UMF offers two Master’s degree programs in Education. One focuses on Early Childhood (birth through age 8) as well as an an understanding of the family and community contexts in which these children are educated. The other focuses on Educational Leadership, for educators who wish to become leaders in their classrooms, schools, districts or other educational settings.

Graduate Certificates

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

Non-Degree Graduate Programs

The Office of Graduate Studies offers other professional programs and courses including the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project (MMCP), designed to support teachers transitioning to the role of mathematics coach, and the online Special Education Alternative Route to Certification (SPARC), which is designed to help school districts address a severe shortage of special educators.

Professional Development

The office of Graduate Studies offers professional development opportunities throughout the year such as conferences and workshops to support practicing educators in their career growth. Recent offerings have included The National Math Coaching Conference, The Assistive Technology Summit, and Decoding & The Struggling Reader Workshops.

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
TDD/TYY 207-778-7000

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