Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Maine

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Maine teacher certification

If you are passionate about helping others learn, enrolling in a online teaching certification program WGU can help you learn how to teach.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Maine, you must meet all of Maine's teacher certification requirements (for those who have attended out-of-state teacher preparation programs), including:

  • Graduation from a bachelor’s degree program offered by a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a teacher education program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program, and recommendation for certification from the approved program.
  • Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
  • Completion of a course that covers the teaching of exceptional students in the regular classroom. (This requirement is covered by WGU teacher preparation coursework.)
  • Meet the content coursework requirements for the particular area of certification sought, as outlined in the Chapter 115, Section II of the Department of Education Rules.
  • Passing scores on the basic skills exam.
  • Passing scores on all of the required content and pedagogy exams.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Maine, please check the Maine Teacher Licensure student handbook article.

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