The Certificate in Special Education program is designed to assist educators in meeting professional goals. The courses included in the certificate provide educators with a range of essential knowledge and skills to support students with disabilities in a variety of settings, and for professionals in a variety of roles. There is a focus on high leverage practices designed to support students with disabilities.

Completion of this certificate requires five (5) UMF courses:

  • SED 503 Preparing Students for the Future: Transition Programming, Self-determination and Advocacy
  • SED 506 Assessment in Special Education
  • SED 507 Curriculum and Instructional Programming for Students With Disabilities
  • SED 518 Special Education Law

and one of the following courses

  • SED 508 Classroom and Behavior Management of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 529 Individualized Positive Behavior Supports

Click here for course descriptions

Enroll in the Certificate in Special Education 6-12 program

Enroll now into the Certificate in Special Education 6-12. All courses are offered with 100% online options.

Register for a course in this program

Click on the Summer 2019 Registration Form to register for a Summer 2019 course. Registration opens March 11, 2019 for M.S.Ed and Certificate graduate students. Click here for information on Summer 2019 courses:

Contact Us

Office of Graduate Studies
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:
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938