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:

  • 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 Finance for School Administrators

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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 100% online every summer.  Please check with the Maine Department of Education to verify if you need this course to meet your professional goals.

Enroll into 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.

Register for a course in this program. Click on the Fall 2018 Registration Form to register for a Fall 2018 course. Click here for information on the Fall 2018 courses:

New Course this Fall

EDU 554 Internship in School Leadership – 6 credit course
This course will be 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 553 School Finance for Administrators
  • EDU 552 Supervision and Evaluation of School Personnel

Instructors: Sandra MacArthur
Format/Location: Blended/UMF
Dates/Days/Times: August 24 – May 11, 2019. Face-to-face class meeting on Saturdays, September 8, October 12, November 17, January 5, March 2, and April 27 from 9:00 – 2:30 PM.
Class Number:  31640


Contact Us

Office of Graduate Studies
University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7502
fax 207-778-8134
TDD/TYY 207-778-7000

Mailing address:
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938