Renew a Teaching Certificate in ME
(not a Maine teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a teaching certificate in ME?
This step-by-step process helps teachers in ME to submit a renewal application for certification and credentialing.
A professional teacher certificate must be renewed every 5 years. If the teacher has attained certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the renewal period is for 10 years.
What state requirements does a teacher in Maine need to meet for renewal?
If a teacher is employed in a Maine school district, they must follow their district plan for renewal. If a teacher is not employed, they can renew through the Maine Department of Education. Some districts may require teachers to use CEUs or graduate credits through a regionally accredited university instead of contact hours.
Online classes for educators in Maine must be relative to the education industry.
Teachers and Specialists have the following options for certification renewal:
- 90 contact hours
- 9 CEUs through a regionally accredited university
- 6 semester hours through a regionally accredited university
- Or a combination of contact PD hours, continuing education units, and semester graduate credits.
Education Technicians have the following options for certification renewal:
- 45 contact hours
- 4.5 CEUs through a regionally accredited university
- 3 semester hours through a regionally accredited university
- Or a combination of contact hours, CEUs, and semester graduate credits.
How do I get free contact hours for teachers in Maine?
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How do I contact the ME Department of Education?
Contact the Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of September 13th, 2023 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.