The UMF Center for Human Development offers a number of career services to alumni, and all UMF alumni are invited to participate in CHD-sponsored job fairs. The CHD Website offers job and internship listings, information about on- and off-campus career fairs, resume and cover letter tutorials, and extensive information about the Praxis test series. Please be advised that the UMF Center for Human Development is an official test center for all Praxis exams, the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test, the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Test dates and registration information for each exam are available on the CHD Website. Alumni employers who wish to make job and internship openings available to current UMF students are encouraged to visit the CHD Website or call 207-778-7034.
Fitness & Recreation Center Alumni Discount
UMF alumni enjoy a substantial membership discount rate at the UMF Health & Fitness Center. Please click on “Membership Information” at the Fitness & Recreation Center Website for more details.
Contacting Academic and Administrative Departments
Please visit the UMF Web Directory to contact faculty, staff and all campus departments.
Alumni Insurance Program
The UMF Alumni Association sponsors an Alumni Insurance Program as a service to alumni. The program offers a variety of attractively-priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, children, parents, and siblings:
- Health Insurance For those with a temporary or permanent need for coverage, such as the unemployed, self-employed, and recent graduates.
- Life Insurance Long-term protection with great rates and fantastic features. Coverage is available to $50 million.
- Long Term Care Insurance Intended to protect assets from serious erosion, while allowing access to quality care in the most appropriate and desirable setting.
- Travel Insurance Travel medical or trip protection insurance options are available for individuals or groups traveling abroad.
- Annuities An ideal tax-deferred vehicle for conservative investors who want guaranteed fixed interest rates for extended periods.
- Special Event Liability coverage up to $2 million is available for events lasting from a few hours to as much as 10 days.
- Pet Insurance Simple, customizable dog and cat insurance plans are available.
- Advisory Services A licensed insurance professional is available, at no charge, to answer questions and provide customized guidance.
For more information visit www.meyerandassoc.com/ma/umf or contact the program administrator at 800-635-7801.
The University Store
Located on the ground floor of the Olsen Student Center, The University Store is THE place to shop for official UMF items and apparel: sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, glassware, parents-wear, kids-wear, baby-wear, jackets, car stickers, beaver gifts, adorable plush animals, athletic shorts, fleece, stadium blankets, travel mugs, campus prints, books by UMF authors, and other UMF gifts of all kinds. Please shop online at the University Store Website or place orders over the phone at 866-378-5700 (toll-free) or 207-778-7325. The University Store is open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm, during school breaks and throughout the summer, too.
UMF Continuing Education
In response to the educational needs of early childhood professionals, UMF is launching a new Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood degree program, with the first courses beginning in June 2011. As the only master’s program in early childhood education offered solely by a Maine institution, the program will be delivered in a hybrid course model that will feature online, face-to-face and blended courses to better meet the needs of early childhood educators throughout the state and beyond. The new UMF graduate-level program was developed specifically to contribute to the professional growth of those educators who work with children ages birth through 8. Carefully designed by UMF faculty members who are experts in the field, it emphasizes child development based curriculum, leadership and assessment as well as an understanding of the family and community contexts in which young children are educated. The unique 36-credit master’s degree program is composed of 24 core credits and 12 elective credits. The flexible degree program can be completed in two to four years, with courses being offered during summer, fall and spring terms. This postgraduate degree will be especially valuable to educators who aspire to a variety of early childhood leadership roles such as adult educators in higher education, trainers, classroom teachers, program administrators, policy advocates and curriculum specialists.
To learn more about the new Master of Science in Education – Early Childhood degree program, visit masters.umf.maine.edu/ms-ed-in-early-childhood/
The UMF Master of Science in Education is a 36-credit degree program designed specifically for educators who wish to become leaders in their classrooms, schools, districts, or other educational settings, including early childhood centers. Participants join a cohort and complete the 24-credit core program with members of their cohort. The core program focuses on field-based research, defined as action research to contribute to school improvement in the classroom, the school, or the district.
To learn more about the program, please visit masters.umf.maine.edu