Ongoing professional growth ensures that educators have the knowledge and skills they need to meet the increasing demands of their profession. The Maine Department of Education provides support and comprehensive, sustained leadership trainings to local adult education programs to improve teacher and administrator effectiveness and result in raising student achievement. The choice of specific content topics is guided by the direction of programs; state, federal and local data; and the initiatives and directives of state and federal funding agencies.
- Professional Development Standards (PDF, 6.23MB). These standards guide the expansion of a responsive professional development system for federally- and state-supported adult education programs.
- Professional Development Portal. Find, register for and track professional development workshops and other learning oppurtunities. Educators can easily locate available offerings, manage online transcripts and access online courses.
- Continuing Education Hours. Recertification procedures for adult education practitioners.
- Director's Handbook (PDF, 980KB). A resource that provides adult education directors with essential information regarding program composition, organization, procedures, management and finances.