Early Childhood Education Bachelor's Degree - Cohort Program
University of Maine at Farmington's Off-Campus Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education -- a unique opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree program in Early Childhood Education, designed for working professionals.
Early Childhood Education courses that form the foundation of a UMF B.S. in Early Childhood Education will be taught by University of Maine at Farmington faculty at Southern Maine Community College and other sites. Coursework will also prepare students for the new Maine Birth to Five (081) Certificate. General Education courses required for this bachelor's degree can be taken at a campus of the candidate's choice.
Steps in the Admission Process
Step 1. Apply
To start, you first need to apply to Farmington using the Early Childhood Cohort application (see Cohort application link).
Step 2. Mail us Your Transcripts
Next, have your official transcripts mailed to us. We need your official college transcripts mailed to the University of Maine at Farmington directly from the institution. The minimum cumulative GPA for applicants to this program is 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). In addition, you must hold an Associate degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education. This program is designed for working professionals. Please have transcripts mailed directly to:
University of Maine System
P.O. Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412
intl tel 00-1-207-778-7050
TDD/TYY (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) 207-778-7275
The University of Maine at Farmington College Board (CEEB) Code is 3506
Note: Once all your materials have been received, Admission will work in conjunction with the program in making the decision on each applicant.
Financial aid is available through UMF, Maine Quality Child Care Scholarships and Maine Roads to Quality. Qualifications and deadlines for these sources vary. Contact:
UMF Financial Aid
778-7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FAME (Finance Authority of Maine)
1-800-228-3734 or email@example.com
Maine Roads to Quality
Academic advising will be provided by on-site faculty, via phone and through email. You will be advised individually on the basis of your academic records.
- Download Application
- UMF-SMCC Information Session
- UMF Early Childhood Education Off-Campus Bachelor's Degree Program Fact Sheet
- Request Information
- Financial Aid Information
- Meet the Faculty
Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road, South Portland and other Central Maine sites
Participants can complete the B.S. degree within 5 years.
Candidates eligible for this special field-based program are working professionals with an associate degree in early childhood education or equivalent.
You must hold an associate degree or equivalent in early childhood education.
- The program is designed for a cohort of students. To assure a space in this cohort, apply for admission early.