Certificate Programs


Audio & Media Production Certificate

The Audio/Media Production certificate program is a 25-credit program in which students develop a variety of production projects in their courses that become part of a professional portfolio. employment. This program appeals to musicians who might want to produce their own music, and those interested in graphic design, media, public relations and digital marketing.


Book Arts Certificate

The Book Art Certificate Program is a 27 credit one year system of study that immerses the enrollee into the world of bookmaking as an artistic expression. Courses include Book Arts I & II, Electronic and Periodical Production, Papermaking I & II, and selected credits from the following studio offerings: Book Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography, and Drawing. It also includes a final capstone course of the Certificate project that may include a series of works of either a traditional or experimental nature, or an edition of an artist’s book. The immersion into this program has an appeal to both the traditional arts student and those seeking specific teaching certification, or the non-traditional student who wishes to hone their studio skills.


Elementary Education Teacher Certification

For post-baccalaureate students, UMM offers professional coursework leading to Elementary Certification (K-8). It is possible to complete the certification program within three semesters if all content requirements are fulfilled. Maine has specific content requirements for Elementary Education Certification and this is reflected in the curriculum.


Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Entrepreneurship Certificate program offers students a flexible opportunity to acquire, develop and demonstrate business and risk management skills.


Geographic Information Systems Certificates

The two certificates are designed for students majoring or working in related fields who wish to enhance their employment prospects or future graduate work with skills in geographic information systems (GIS). Such skills are in demand in economics, education, geosciences, government, planning, landscape architecture, public health, public safety, recreation, humanities, graphic design and marine, earth and life sciences. Coursework stresses hands-on service learning along with relevant theory, giving students practical experience in addressing real-world problems and questions. The GIS certificate is a 15-16 credit certificate, and then the Advanced GIS certificate is 24-25 credits.


Human Resource Management Certificate

The Human Resource Management Certificate program offers students a flexible opportunity to acquire, develop and demonstrate a variety of personal management skills related to the broad spectrum of the Human Resource function within their organizations.


Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Certificate

Any student who is interested in a career in mental health services, including being a counselor, therapist, case manager, or clinical psychologist, or in any associated nursing or medical field, can use MHRT courses to benefit their professional development. MHRT/C is a standardized training & certification process that prepares people to meet the basic requirements for employment in the field of adult and older adult mental health and rehabilitation services in the state of Maine. The UMM Certificate in MHRT provides the ten courses required for state MHRT/C certification.


Psychology for High School Teachers Certification

This post-baccalaureate certificate program is designed for high school psychology teachers. The American Psychological Association Council of Representatives has approved a new set of national guidelines that outlines models for preparing high school teachers to teach psychology effectively. APA advocates the development of a teaching credential endorsement for psychology in all states and recommends that pre-service teachers complete a second teaching field or endorsement for their teaching credential. Completing this certificate is a way high school teachers can establish competence for teaching psychology and helps ensure future competitiveness for individual high school teachers. This certificate is available only to holders of baccalaureate degrees earned at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions.

The certificate may be completed either on campus or at a distance.


Secondary Education Teacher Certification

For post-baccalaureate students, UMM offers professional coursework leading to Secondary Certification (7-12), in the fields of Art, English, History, Life or Physical Science, or Mathematics. It is possible to complete the certification program within three semesters if all content requirements are fulfilled.


Service Learning/Community Engagement Certification

Service-Learning Engages Students in Active Learning and Improves Retention. Service-learning is
defined as “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with
instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen
communities”. The content and skills offered in this certificate would allow educators, future educators,
and other professionals to be able to model civic engagement as well as develop relationships with
community partners. Both of which are ways to demonstrate effective citizenship. An established goal of
public education is to prepare students to be engaged and effective citizens this certificate provides
professionals the tool kit and support to do so.


Special Education Teacher Certification

For post-baccalaureate students, UMM offers professional coursework leading to certification in Special Education (K-12). It is possible to complete the certification program within three semesters if all content requirements are fulfilled.


Sustainability Certificate

The Sustainability Certificate program offers students a flexible opportunity to acquire an understanding of the economic, political, social, scientific and technological assumptions and analyses underlying the concept of sustainability, including intergenerational equity, redistribution of wealth and income, and preservation of economic, social and natural capital.


Wilderness Therapy

Wilderness therapy (also known as outdoor behavioral healthcare) is an adventure-based therapy treatment modality for behavior change and interpersonal self-improvement, combining experiential education, individual and group therapy in a wilderness setting.