Teacher Certification Pathways

Teacher Certification Pathways

At UMPI, we offer several different pathways for you to become a certified teacher in Maine. In addition to the traditional pathway of a standard four-year Bachelor of Science in Education degree, we offer multiple courses aligned with State of Maine teacher certification requirements. This allows for you to pursue initial or additional certifications at your convenience, while receiving support and guidance from us along the way.

I don't have a degree, but I want to teach

We will:

I am already a certified teacher and want to renew or add a certification

Talk to us about class and training options to get recertified or to add a certification.

To get started, call Shara Page at 207-768-9419 or email shara.page@maine.edu.

 

I have a Bachelor's degree (in any subject area from an accredited university) and want to get Maine teacher certification

We will:

  • Refer you to theĀ MDoE Initial Teacher Certification website so you can apply for your certification
  • Request a copy of your MDoE Evaluation
  • Schedule a meeting (phone or in person) to review evaluation with you
  • Explain what classes meet the needs indicated on the evaluation
  • Create a map for completion
  • Explain the Financial Aid options
  • Direct you to Student Records for course enrollment

I am a Canadian student

We will:

Contact us to get started

Shara Page

Shara Page

Associate Director of Advising; Testing Manager

  • Education

    B.A., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 2004
    M.S., University of Southern Maine, 2016