Bachelor of Science: Special Education
The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) is one of only a few colleges to offer degree programs in Special Education. In fact, our NCATE-accredited programs were among the first undergraduate Special Education programs in the country.
Options within our Special Education program include:
- Special Education: grades K-8
- Special Education: grades 7-12
Here, you'll begin your first year with a range of real-world practicum observations, and continue with inclusive and Special Education placements, culminating with a Special Ed student teaching experience in your senior year.
At UMF, you'll have many opportunities for hands-on learning. Recently, students conducted online research and compared their findings to actual programs for children and families in Maine, along the way learning about the types of jobs and various settings in which they might work.
Recently, students developed projects using software and assistive technologies for children with disabilities. They later presented their findings to teachers in two local school districts.
Many of UMF's Special Education students join the Council for Exceptional Children, an on-campus chapter of the national organization. The club provides many additional learning experiences, such as a recent trip to the national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Over the years, the University expanded its Liberal Arts foundation as it strengthened its Education programs. The result: UMF has not only retained its outstanding reputation for preparing highly qualified teachers, it is still recognized far and wide as a leader in the field of Education.
In fact, four of the past five Maine Teacher of the Year recipients have been UMF Education graduates. Plus, those honored as the Teacher of the Year in others states have also been UMF grads (N.H., Vt., to name a few).
Note: UMF's Special Education program qualifies for the New England Regional Program tuition discount - a discount of more than $4,500 per year. Through this Program, students from other New England states and Canada can apply for certain majors at UMF and pay reduced tuition. The majors that qualify for this vary by state. See the link, New England Regional Program.
For additional information about Special Education at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050