Educator Preparation Program Contacts

The following is a list of Maine educator preparation program contacts for initial certification. Many of the institutions also have graduate programs that offer additional endorsements. Maine Community College System Education Program information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Anita Charles
Director of Teacher Education
Associate Chair, Education Department
Bates College
Lewiston, ME 04240

Doris A. Santoro
Professor of Education
Bowdoin College
7400 College Station. Brunswick, ME 04011-8474

Adam Howard
Professor and Chair of Education
Colby College
4426 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901-8844 

Bonnie Tai 戴豪 
Co-Director of Educational Studies
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Linda Fuller
Co-Director of Educational Studies
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Jane Loxterkamp or Megan London
Co-Chairs of the Education Program
Eastern Maine Community College
Katahdin Hall, Bangor, ME 04401
207.974.4812 or

Shelley Tennett
Chair of the School of Education
Husson University
1 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401

Rachel E. Somerville
Chair of Art Education
Maine College of Art and Design
522 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101

Patricia Waters
Director of Teacher Education
Saint Joseph’s College
278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME 04084-5236

Wendi Malenfant 
Education Program Director
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Presque Isle, ME 04769  

Pamela Thompson
Chair of the School of Education
Thomas College
180 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901

Audrey Bartholomew
Chair, Education Department
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, ME 04005

Cindy Dean
Associate Professor of Education/Coordinator of Teacher Education
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive, Augusta, ME

Katherine W. Yardley
Associate Provost
University of Maine at Farmington
186 High Street, Farmington, ME 04938

Heather L. Ball
Education Program Coordinator
University of Maine at Machias
116 O'Brien Avenue, Machias, ME 04654
(207) 255-1381

Jim Artesani
Associate Dean
University of Maine
101 Shibles Hall, Orono, ME 04469

Flynn Ross
Chair, Teacher Education
University of Southern Maine
221 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus


Maine Community College System Education Programs

Students can also prepare for a career in education at a Maine community college. Maine's community colleges offer programs in early childhood education as well as a flexible liberal studies degree. The colleges have transfer agreements with Maine's universities and many other four-year colleges. For more information, see the Maine Community College System website.