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University of Maine at Farmington has a long history of excellence in the preparation of teachers.  Beginning as a normal school in 1864 to train teachers, UMF has since grown to include many other fields while maintaining its commitment to preparing teachers.  Currently, over one third of the student body is enrolled in a program leading to teacher certification. This link – Maine Memory Network – will take you to a project that describes our history as a Normal School.

University of Maine at Farmington is accredited by the State of Maine and is one of only two campuses in Maine that is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE accreditation ensures that we maintain the highest standards for our programs.

At UMF we have a number of different programs that lead to full certification in the State of Maine.  Here is a little information about each program and links to the individual program sites:

  • Early Childhood Education: this program prepares you for a career working in Early Childhood Education, in careers working with children ages Birth through age 8 and their families. Depending upon your interests you can select from three different tracks. After completing this program graduates work in private and public early childhood settings.
    • Birth to Five Education
    • K-3 Education
    • Non-certification
  • Early Childhood Special Education: The program in Early Childhood Special Education also prepares graduates to work with children ages birth through age 8. This program focuses on helping young children with special needs and their families receive appropriate education to support the needs of the individual. The K-3 Education program is an additional certification track that allows the student to couple a regular K-3 certification with a Early Childhood Special Education Birth to 5 certification.
    • Birth to Five Education
    • K-3 Education
    • Non-certification
  • Special Education: The Special Education program is split into two tracks depending on what age students you are most interested in working with. Both programs lead to certification to work in public schools at either the K-8 or the 7-12 level.
    • K-8 Education
    • 7-12 Education
  • Elementary Education: The elementary education program at UMF is designed to prepare you to work with students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. In addition to courses in education, elementary education students also pursue a 24 credit concentration area. Maine’s certification allows elementary educators to work at the Middle School level, but UMF students may also complete specific middle level courses to enhance their skills for working with middle school aged students.
    • K-8 Education
  • Secondary and Middle Education: Programs in Secondary and Middle Education are divided by subject area. All students, regardless of subject area, take a core of common education courses that include field experiences and information about working with all students. Maine’s certification allows secondary educators to work at the Middle School level, but UMF students may also complete specific middle level courses to enhance their skills for working with middle school aged students.
    • Math
      • Secondary Mathematics
    • Science
      • Secondary Biology
      • Secondary Chemistry
      • Secondary Earth and Space and Science
      • Secondary Physical Science
    • English
    • Social Studies
      • History Emphasis
      • Geography Emphasis
      • Political Science Emphasis