Maine: College and Career Policies

In order to renew a certificate, a teacher must complete at least 6 hours of professional study over 5 years.

As outlined in section 8, administrators are required to prove completion of 6 credits of approved study.

Chapter 114 outlines the standards and procedures for the review and approval of educational personnel preparation programs in Maine.

Maine has standards in 7 different content standards which include career and education development, English language arts, health education and physical education, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, visual and performing arts, and world languages.

The Maine Learning Results were most recently updated in 2011 to include Common Core as the college and career readiness standards for English language arts and math, better preparing our students for success in college, career and civic life by creating deeper, more rigorous and clearer expectations for learning.

Maine has standards in 7 different content standards which include career and education development, English language arts, health education and physical education, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, visual and performing arts, and world languages.

Maine updated the mathematics standards in 2011. These standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Maine developed the Model Teacher Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth (T- PEPG) in order to guide LEAs in the teacher evaluation process. LEAs may adopt the model system and use it as their own, modify it in some way, or use it to guide in the development in it's own system.

Starting in the spring of 2015, Maine will use the Maine Educational Assessment in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy, developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, as its annual statewide assessment.

Maine is began reviewing an update to the standards in 2013.

Starting in the spring of 2015, Maine will use the Maine Educational Assessment in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy, developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, as its annual statewide assessment.

All Maine publicly-supported schools are required to implement the World Languages Standards included in Maine’s Learning Results. In addition, student demonstration of achievement of these standards at the ninth through diploma grade span will be required as a component of every Maine student graduating with a proficiency-based diploma starting in 2018.

The Department of Education sets the requirements and measures for professional growth

The department in consultation with the state board shall establish and implement a comprehensive, statewide system of learning results, which may include a core of standards in English language arts and mathematics for kindergarten to grade 12 established in common with the other states, as set forth in this section and in department rules implementing this section and other curricular requirements.

Starting in the spring of 2015, Maine will use the Maine Educational Assessment in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy, developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, as its annual statewide assessment.

The Maine Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education is responsible for the State’s oversight and support for the delivery of all career and technical education provided in Maine. This includes the management of the federal Carl D. Perkins grant and the accountability measures that must be reached to receive the funding.

Maine requires 4 credits of English to graduate.

Additionally, Maine requires 1 year of fine arts.

Passed by legislature, gives power to the State Board to adopt educator evaluation system

Maine requires 2 credits of math to graduate.

The Maine State Board of Education oversees the teacher certification process and dictates the requirements needed in order to become certified within the state.

Maine requires 2 credits of science courses to graduate.

The State Board of Education has the authority to set approval standards and approve educator preparation programs.

Maine requires 2 credits of social studies to graduate.

The Department of Education has full authority to adopt assessments per state law but must collaborate with the State Board of Education.

In order to become a certified teacher in Maine, an applicant must hold a bachelor's degree, have completed an approved teacher preparation program, and pass a content examination.