Getting Started as an Educator in Maine

Preparation

An educator preparation program is where you gain the skills to teach. In an educator prep program, the teaching program is embedded in the bachelor's degree you earn. Knowing the credentialing requirements to becoming certified to work in Maine can be helpful as you make decisions regarding which educator prep program is a good fit for you. To learn more about educator preparation programs in Maine, follow the button below. 

Maine Educator Preparation Programs

 

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Choosing to teach in an approved teacher shortage area, may qualify a portion of your education loans for deferred payments. Follow this link to learn more about student debt-relief programs for educators. 

Credentials 

Maine DOE has a strong Certification Team dedicated to supporting educators throughout their careers. Background checks are required for any role in Maine education. Specific requirements for certification vary from credential to credential. Maine offers pathways to certification thus honoring the unique journey of the individual. To learn more about these pathways, follow the button below.  

How to become a Maine Educator

A checklist to guide getting started to becoming a teacher. The checklist states choose your teaching interests, certification, path to teaching, educator preparation program.

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CONTACT:

Emily Doughty

Emily Doughty
Educator Excellence, Recruitment and Retention
emily.doughty@maine.gov
207-592-0314

Diana Doiron

Diana Doiron
Workforce Development, Recruitment and Retention
diana.doiron@maine.gov
207-592-2128