Maine State Requirements

Maine Teaching License Renewal

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Professional Teacher Certificate:

Maine teachers with a professional teacher certificate may renew for a five (5) year term unless the teacher has attained certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, in which case the renewal period is for a ten (10) year term. To renew, you must complete six (6) semester hours of approved study or 90 hours of in-service training and obtain verification from the School Administrative Unit (SAU) that the professional teacher certificate may be renewed. If you are not employed by an SAU, you must provide documentation of the successful completion of six (6) semester hours of approved study or 90 hours of in-service training.

 If you are not employed in Maine under a professional certificate:

Submit six credits of approved study taken within the last five years.

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You'll find our graduate level courses to be relevant, engaging and highly applicable to your classroom or school setting…the perfect option to meet your salary advancement needs. Simply select the course(s), session, and a University Partner. Make sure to explore our pricing discounts.

If you need assistance with submission of a district approval form, course mapping or timelines, we’re happy to help. Our Advisory team is here to help you succeed!


To obtain the required hours, the following equivalencies shall be used: 

1 graduate credit = 1 semester hour



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When selecting your course, choose any of our CAEP and/or regionally accredited graduate credit university partners to gain the semester hours of credit.


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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Maine license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) they take meets their professional needs.  We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Maine license renewal process. See the Maine Department of Education website for complete ME teacher relicensure information.