Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 UMA Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child & Youth Care Practitioner Certificate


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Delivery Area: Online

Coordinator: Wendy St Pierre (207) 621-3121 wendy.stpierre@maine.edu /Dave Samuelian (207) 262-7980 davidjs@maine.edu (Bangor)

This professional 30 credit preparation program will lead to state certification for child and youth care practitioners. The program will elevate the professional aspirations of those individuals who provide direct services to youth in group homes, residential treatment, shelters, juvenile corrections, foster care, and community outreach support programs. Upon completion of this program, students will have:

  • a working knowledge of the core competencies established by the Association of Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP)
  • the credentials to seek employment in agencies that provide direct services to youth in group homes, residential treatment, shelters, juvenile corrections, foster care, day care and community outreach support programs
  • met the standards established by the Maine Association of Group Care Providers (MAGCP)
  • a foundational knowledge in professionalism, cultural and human diversity, applied human development, relationship and communication and developmental methods

UMA Certificate Requirements:


  • Minimum 50% of the required courses taken through UMA
  • Minimum 2.00 G.P.A. in the Certificate

Advising Notes:


This certificate program is offered state-wide at over 100 sites and centers, as well as The University of Maine at Augusta and Bangor campuses. The Child & Youth Care Practitioner Program will elevate the professional aspirations of persons who provide direct services to youth in group homes, residential treatment shelters, juvenile corrections, foster care, early childhood education and community outreach support programs. This program serves as the focal point for a statewide Child & Youth Care Certification model.

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