Maine - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 

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.


To be certified by the Department of Education, applicants shall meet the following general qualifications:
A. Furnish evidence of good moral character when requested;
B. Be at least 18 years of age;
C. Be knowledgeable of physiology and hygiene, with special reference to the effects of alcohol, stimulants and narcotics upon the human system;
D. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
E. Satisfactorily complete a state and national Criminal History Records Check based on fingerprints in accordance with Section 3.2 of this rule; and
F. For teachers and educational specialists, demonstrate that the following standards are met in accordance with Me. Dept of Ed. Reg. 13 or Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 114.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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