Ready to help your community and its emergency preparedness workers?

The Trauma-Informed Emergency Management (TEM) program is Maine’s first graduate program in the interdisciplinary field of emergency management, and the country’s only emergency management graduate program that is trauma-informed. This UMA-based program collaboratively draws expert faculty from across other University of Maine System schools to offer a robust curriculum that will increase emergency management capacity and professional expertise.

The 16-credit TEM program curriculum is rooted in the Emergency Management Cycle, recognizing the essential roles of preparedness, resilience, mitigation, adaptation, response, and recovery in all emergency management related fields. The program integrates a trauma-informed perspective, recognizing the substantial impact of trauma to individuals and communities, as well as to the emergency responders themselves.

Students will receive an introduction to all topics and their interconnections before beginning their concentration coursework, thus preparing students to effectively work in a field that spans government, industry, and population needs. Students can choose concentrations in Community Resilience, Data Processing, Emergency Management and Preparedness, and Mental Health. Courses are delivered online providing students the flexibility and convenience of completing the program in any location.

The graduate certificate is appropriate for current and future emergency managers, crisis workers, town planners, not-for-profit and community-based organizations, educators, school board members and administration, data managers, counselors, and others in private and public sectors who seek to increase their organization’s or community’s preparedness for emergency.


Please contact Dr. Kati Corlew, Associate Professor of Psychology and Program Coordinator, with any questions via email at