The assistant principal certificate program is offered through the Educational Leadership program and is designed to meet the state course requirements for assistant principal certification in Maine and to provide a foundation for graduate work in educational administration. This 15-credit program consists of five courses.
Courses may be taken in any sequence. At the conclusion of the certificate program, students will not only have satisfied state course requirements for a Maine assistant principal’s certificate but will have completed a significant part of the entry and foundation coursework for a master’s degree in educational leadership. In addition, they will receive a USM certificate of program completion which can be cited on résumés and vitae.
Although credits from the certificate program may be transferable to a master’s program, students who wish to matriculate into a master’s program must apply separately for admission.
This 15-credit certificate consists of five courses: