UMF M.S.Ed. in Special Education Recommendation Form
M.S.Ed. in Special Education Recommendation Form
Applicant’s name:______________________________________________________________
Name of person providing reference:_____________________________Position:___________
Phone number:___________________Email address:_________________________________
How long have you known the applicant?_____________In what capacity?________________
Please indicate the applicant’s capacity across the following areas
N=not observed/not enough information to evaluate 1=Area for Growth
2=Meets Expectations 3=Area of Strength
Understanding of disabilities and use of this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging
learning experiences for individuals with disabilities
Ability to create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals
with disabilities become active and effective learners
Knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for individuals with
Ability to use multiple methods of assessment and data sources in making educational decisions
Ability to select, adapt, and use a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies to advance
learning of individuals with disabilities
Knowledge of the field of special education and its professional and ethical principles
Ability to collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with
disabilities, and/or personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to address
the needs of individuals with disabilities across a range of learning experiences
Capacity for graduate-level coursework
N=not observed 1=Needs improvement
2=Area of strength 3=Area of exceptional strength
Written communication
Oral communication
Receptivity to feedback
Ability to meet deadlines
Commitment to lifelong learning in the profession
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Comments: Please provide additional information about the applicant which may be helpful for
the graduate admissions committee to consider when making an admissions decision
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UMF M.S.Ed. in Special Education Recommendation Form
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Signature Date
Please send completed forms by email, fax, or mail to:
Fax: 207-778-8134
Mail: Office of Graduate Studies
University of Maine Farmington
186 High Street
Farmington, ME 04938
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