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Renew Your Certificate
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 (credits) 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 (credits) of approved study or 90 hours of in-service training.
- If you are not employed in Maine under a professional certificate, you must submit six (6) credits of approved study taken within the last five years. See examples below.
Example 1: A Focus on Unfinished Learning
Example 2: Reading Focus
Example 3: SEL Focus
Select 1, 2 or 3-credit courses to meet your needs.
For more information on renewal, visit the Maine DOE-Certification Renewals Page.
Not sure which University Partner to choose? American College of Education is our preferred partner for many reasons including its accredited status and educator-focused graduate-level programs.
Learners Edge partners with highly respected colleges and universities to provide versatile and effective continuing education graduate credit courses for educators. Learners Edge University Partners are accredited by various agencies including: CAEP/TEAC/NCATE, HLC, NECHE, NWCCU, WSCUC.
1 graduate credit = 1 semester hour