Maine - Professional Program Standards and Requirements: Educator Preparation Policy

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


A preparation program for education personnel must meet the state adopted standards and be authorized as an accredited degree-granting unit to recommend its graduates for certification. All units preparing educators for certification must have State approved programs. Successful completion of an approved program entitles an individual to be recommended for certification in the appropriate categories for which the unit is approved.

Following a unit's initial approval to offer educator preparation programs, approval must be reaffirmed every five (5) or seven (7) years, so long as a unit continues to satisfy the standards and requirements as established by the Maine State Board of Education as demonstrated in an annual Program Update as described in Section 4.4(1).

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