The Certificate in Administration is designed for practicing educators interested in pursuing opportunities in school administration.

Two years of teaching experience is required to enroll in this Certificate program. Completion of this Certificate requires the following four UMF courses:

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In 2014 the Maine Department of Education added Special Education Law to some administrator endorsements. The Office of Graduate Studies offers SED 518 Special Education Law every semester, in blended or 100% online format. Please check with the Maine Department of Education to verify if you need this course to meet your professional goals.

If you do not complete the required four certificate courses and UMF’s SED 518 Special Ed Law DOE may require you to complete other coursework to fulfill the ILLSC Standards requirements found in Chapter 115.

Enroll in the Certificate in Administration Program

Enroll now into the Certificate in Administration. All courses are offered using a blended format, with a combination of face-to-face class meetings and online study.

There is still time to register for a course in this program!

EDU 553 Finance for School Administrators

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
Instructor: Michael Cormier
Format/Location: Blended – UMF
Dates/Days/Times: October 12, 2019 – December 7, 2019.
Face-to-face class meetings on Saturdays, October 26, November 16, and December 7 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Class Number: 91796

Click on the Fall 2019 Registration Form to register for this course.

New Course launched in Fall 2018

EDU 554 Internship in School Leadership – 6 credit course

This course is designed to allow students to demonstrate competency with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. Students will complete the 320 hour internship as required by the Department of Education for building leaders; and will be designed in collaboration with the student, the internship mentor, and the instructor of EDU 554. The field experience will be combined with an applied research project in school leadership; and is designed to encourage the application of formal coursework to the leadership issues faced by school leaders. Limited to first 10 students to enroll.


Students will have completed at least 12 of 15 credits from the following UMF courses

  • SED 518 Special Education Law
  • EDU 550 School Law for Administrators
  • EDU 551 Changing Educational Organizations in a Diverse World
  • EDU 552 Supervision and Evaluation of School Personnel
  • EDU 553 School Finance for Administrators


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