Certificate of Graduate Study in Child & Family Policy & Management
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Child and Family Policy & Management provides an opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and competencies needed to affect change, guide policy development and implementation, and manage programs serving children and families.
The certificate is designed for child and family professionals, children's advocates, teachers, justice system personnel, policy makers, and others wishing for a better understanding of children and family policy and management.
The certificate emphasizes:
- integration of substantive knowledge and best practice;
- policy analysis, policy development and evaluation;
- organizational and management expertise;
- the legal system and its effect on children and families; and
- application to practice in substantive areas including early care and education, elementary and secondary education, welfare reform, child welfare, juvenile justice, family violence, and child and family mental and physical health.
To apply, contact USM Graduate Admissions or visit the Certificate of Graduate Study website
For More Information
For more information, please contact:
Director, Children Youth and Families Program
Phone: (207) 780-5856
Phone: (207) 780-4524
Student Affairs Office
Students select four courses (12 credits) from among the following courses in the graduate programs at the Muskie School. Students are required to take PPM 526 Public Policy and Children, one course from each of the other groups listed below, and a fourth course for either group.
Select at least one course in management:
- PPM 531 Measuring Performance in the Public and Nonprofit Sector
- PPM 535 Managing in the Nonprofit Sector
- PPM 615 Foundations for Public Service and Management
- PPM 632 Human Resource Management in Public, Nonprofit and Health Organizations
- PPM 633 Strategic Planning in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors