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M.Ed. in Special Education – Early Intervention Concentration

Master’s Degree

University of Maine

This program, which requires a minimum 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as a Teacher of Children with Disabilities (birth to school-age 5) (282). The program is designed to prepare students in the fundamentals of professional practice in early intervention for inclusive environments, provide students with advanced content in a variety of research areas (e.g., early childhood, early childhood special education, family relationships, collaborative consultation), and support students in practicum experiences with high needs children ages birth-5 and their families. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants will demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators.  To ensure program success, applicants will be currently working or volunteering with young children, birth to age 5, and their families.


  • Earn an NCATE-accredited degree from the University of Maine
  • Learn from experienced faculty who are leaders in the field
  • Practice collaborating effectively with co-teachers, family and other service providers
  • Experience multiple perspectives through case studies, simulations and reflective exercises
  • Complete your coursework anywhere through our innovative online format
  • Submit your application with **no GRE or MAT requirement for admission into the program **For students demonstrating an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator:

Deborah L. Rooks-Ellis, Ph.D.

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