Educational Leadership

Certificate of Graduate Study in Athletic Administrator

Admissions is suspended effective April 1, 2014 for the Certificate of Graduate Study in Athletic Administrator. If you are interested in the courses, please contact Student Affairs at 780-5300 or sehd@usm.maine.edu.

The Certificate of Graduate Study in athletic administrator is offered through the Educational Leadership Program and is designed to prepare graduates for the responsibilities of the athletic administrator in middle and high schools in Maine. Students who complete the athletic administrator certificate program will not only have impressive graduate background in athletic administration, but will have satisfied the state course requirements for a Maine assistant principal's certificate. In addition, graduates will have completed a significant part of the entry and foundation coursework for a master's in educational leadership.

This 18-credit certificate consists of six courses:
     *EDU 670 Introduction to Educational Leadership
     *EDU 671 Organizational Behavior
     *EDU 678 School Law
     *EDU 679 Evaluation and Supervision of School Personnel
     EDU 690 Introduction to Athletic Administration
     EDU 691 Sports Law and Regulation Compliance

Courses may be taken in any sequence. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded USM certificates for both athletic administration and the assistant principalship, which can be included on résumés and job applications. Upon submission of the USM transcript, the state office of certification will issue a state of Maine assistant principal certificate to candidates with appropriate professional prerequisites established by the state of Maine.

* Although twelve of the eighteen credit hours earned in this program (indicated by single asterisks above) can be transferred into a master's program, students who wish to matriculate into the master's program must apply separately for admission.

For course descriptions, please click here: http://usm.maine.edu/sehd

Admissions is suspended effective April 1, 2014 for the Certificate of Graduate Study in Athletic Administrator. If you are interested in the courses, please contact Student Affairs at 780-5300 or sehd@usm.maine.edu.