Continuing Education / Certificate Programs
Conferences & Workshops
The School of Social Work offers several foundation
year MSW courses and a variety of electives over the statewide
Interactive Compressed Video system. Non-degree students from around the
state may register to take some of these courses at one of six
convenient compressed video classrooms located at each of the University
of Maine System campuses (USM, UMM, UMF, UMPI, UMFK, UMA, Hutchinson
Center, and UMLA). In addition, matriculated students may complete
electives using a distance learning format.
Child and Family Services Certificate
The Child and Family Services Certificate is a 15
credit post-baccalaureate certificate program focusing on the knowledge,
values, and skills necessary for practice with children and families.
The core curriculum is built around the foundation year courses of the
University of Maine Masterís in Social Work program, and utilizes
distance education technology and off-site locations to meet the needs
of a statewide audience.
This certificate will benefit people who are working
in human service agencies such as mental health centers, child welfare,
child and family service agencies, and many other social services
settings. Students who are licensed in the State of Maine may also
submit certificate courses as part of their Continuing Education
requirements. The certificate program is also an excellent opportunity
for students considering the MSW degree, to learn more about the
University of Maine MSW program and advanced social work curriculum.
All courses taken through the Child and Family
Services Certificate program are recorded on a transcript and credits
earned can be applied towards the MSW degree if the student is accepted
into the UM School of Social Work. Enrolling in the Child and Family
Services Certificate program does not guarantee admission into the
matriculated MSW program. Please refer to the Child and Family Services
Certificate Brochure for more information.
Certificate in Health Care Administration
The Certificate in Health Care Administration is for
individuals who seek advanced professional development and education in
health care administration. This 15 credit Certificate program is a
collaborative effort of the Maine Business School, the Department of
Public Administration, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social
Work and was developed for:
Professionals with a public or business
administration background who wish to prepare for leadership positions
in health care management and administration.
Professionals working in the health care field
such as doctors, nurses, social workers, and allied health
professionals, who seek advanced knowledge and skills in health care
administration, and who may have a BSN, MSW, or MSW degree.
For further information please refer to the
brochure, Certificate in Health Care Administration or call the School
of Social Work at 581-2389.