University of Maine at Farmington 2021-2022 Catalog

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Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.

Early Childhood Special Education

The purpose of the Early Childhood Special Education Minor is to respond to the need for all teachers and home visitors to provide appropriate educational services and supports to young children with disabilities and their families. The Early Childhood Special Education Minor comprises 20 credits in ECS courses as described below and is open to all students. A grade of B- or higher must be achieved in all courses to complete the minor successfully.

Interested students must complete an application and submit it to the Early Childhood Special Education Department. Applicants meeting the following requirements will be considered for admission (based on enrollment capacity of the program):


    -Current GPA of at least 2.750

    -12 earned credits

    -Interview with early childhood special education faculty member


NOTE: Courses from other institutions are not automatically equivalent for the minor.


A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.



All ECS minors must select one of the following:
ECS 103 Introduction to Teaching Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education 4
ECS 205 Addressing Developmental Differences in Young Children 4
ECS 207 Supporting Social/Emotional Development in Inclusive Settings 4
Sixteen additional credits in ECS courses. These credits may include the two courses not used to satisfy the requirement above, as well as field courses.

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