New! Starting January 2020 the University of Maine at Farmington will offer a Master of Science in Education in Special Education.

Building on the success of the SPARC program and UMF’s national reputation for transformational undergraduate teacher education, this degree is designed to both provide a 4+1 pathway for UMF undergraduate students and support the needs of public school personnel interested in teaching and leadership roles in special education. This program uses UMF’s popular blended format tailored for working professionals.


  • Impact your school and community through action research mentored by UMF faculty
  • Position yourself for career opportunities with a variety of specializations including courses that align with 282 and 030 certification requirements in Maine 
  • Engage with a community of educators through online learning and campus-based sessions


UMF’s M.S.Ed. in Special Education program:

  • Is delivered in blended format  – typically including 3 Saturdays a semester on campus
  • Is structured with 33 graduate credit hours, including 12 credit hours of a rigorous core curriculum
  • Includes a 21 credit specialization


For more information, please email the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at