Maine - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Teacher Licensure Renewal

Teacher Licensure Renewal
Policy Type: 

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


A professional teacher certificate may be renewed for 5-year periods in accordance with state board rules, which must require, at a minimum, that the teacher complete at least 6 hours of professional or academic study, or in-service training designed to improve the performance of the teacher in the field for which the teacher holds an endorsement, or in a related subject area, or to improve the teacher's knowledge of, and skill in, standards-based education. Teachers who desire to qualify for a master teacher certificate must coordinate their continuing professional education with the requirements of an applicable teacher action plan.

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