Counselor Education

Kerry Bertalan

Administrative Specialist CL2
Kerry Bertalan


SEHD Student Affairs Office, 218A Bailey Hall

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-5316

Kerry has worked in the School of Education and Human Development and 400 Bailey since 1973. In 1992 she was honored with USM’s Distinguished Classified Staff Award. Over the past 40 years, she has had the privilege to assist over 740 adult & higher education and 1,500 Counselor Education students earn their M.S. degrees.

As a support staff person for the Adult & Higher Education, Counselor Education, and the Educational Leadership Programs, she is the front-line person who answers questions for prospective students to assisting students throughout their program. Some of the program activities that she coordinates are admissions, new student orientation, program workshops, comprehensive examinations, and the graduation certification process.  She also manages course scheduling, program web pages, and student & alumni databases.

On a personal side, she and her husband resides in Gorham. She has a daughter (2008 USM graduate) and step-son (& three granddaughters living in the Cleveland, Ohio area). She enjoys traveling, movies, photography, jewelry making, and spending time with family and friends.


Admissions Deadline Extended to March 31, 2015

The Counselor Education program will be conducting a second round of admissions for the fall 2015 semester, with a deadline of March 31, 2015. Completed application, including standardized test scores, must be submitted by this date. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact me at

Application instructions