Educational Leadership

Certificate of Graduate Study in Athletic Administrator Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree
  • Applicants to the Athletic Administrator certificate are expected to have two years of teaching experience with the expectation of completing a third year of teaching during USM graduate study. The Maine Department of Education requires three years of teaching experience for administrative certification.

To earn a certificate, students must complete 75 percent of the required coursework at USM, and earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in each course.

Application Materials
Candidates should submit all application materials to the USM Office of Graduate Admissions, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300.

A complete application consists of:

  • Application form (pdf) (this is NOT an online application)
  • Nonrefundable processing fee of $25.00, payable to USM
  • Official Transcripts or copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities from which you received a degree
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Teacher Credential Summary Form (pdf)

Your application is reviewed when all materials have been submitted. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and receiving the admission decision once an application is complete.

Acceptance to a certificate program does not constitute acceptance to a master’s or post-master’s certificate of advanced study program. Applications for degree status must be made under separate cover.