Maine Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 13 schools)

ME Dept of Education:
http://www.maine.gov/education/
Teacher Certification in ME:
Maine Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Maine. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Maine, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

Food lovers will be interested to know that this state is especially well known for its fantastic seafood. Also, Bon Appétit magazine named Portland, Maine the “foodiest small town in America” while Forbes labeled this hotspot America’s “most-livable city.” Beyond Portland, Maine has much to offer with beautiful beaches in the summers and snow-covered mountains in the winters.

Teacher Education in Maine

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) administers many state-funded scholarships, grants and loan-repayment programs including the State of Maine Grant Program and the Educators for Maine loan repayment program. The Calstrom Family Scholarship is designed for Maine high school seniors planning to study education.

Teaching Careers in Maine

According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for teachers in Maine is $42,930. Individual salaries vary depending on teaching level and subject matter. Business teachers, for example, can make more than double that amount. To become a teacher in Maine, you must complete a teacher education program at an accredited university and complete a fingerprinting test and background check. You also have to pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test for Maine Educators.

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