Master's and Education Specialist programs

The master’s and education specialist (Ed.S.) programs in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development are designed to help graduate students seeking to advance or pursue new roles and responsibilities in their chosen field. For educators, a master’s or Ed.S. degree provides a strong foundation in leadership with specialized coursework that emphasizes the insights and skills needed to meet the needs of students, schools and communities. Certain programs can lead to additional endorsements or certification. Our accelerated M.A.T. program is specifically built for graduate students who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education, and who want to become secondary education teachers (grades 7-12). Many programs, such as our Special Education degree programs, are 100% online. Others feature hybrid or blended learning options, making them ideal for working professionals. Our programs in Higher Education and Human Development have rich field experience components designed to give students opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in their coursework in practical, real-world settings. All of our master’s and Ed.S. programs offer students the opportunity to develop research skills. Our master’s programs require anywhere from 30 to 36 credits, and a faculty advisor helps guide students through their program of study. A typical Ed.S. degree requires 30 credits beyond the master’s, and is generally a terminal degree that is individually designed by the student with their advisor.

For more information about graduate programs click on one of the links below, or contact: Jo-Ellen Carr, Administrative Assistant for Graduate Records 207.581.2444 | Or request information from the Graduate School.