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Ed Tech Certification


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Ed Tech Renewal Procedures


As currently established by state law, Ed Techs must complete a total of forty-five (45) contact hours of renewal activities before applying to renew a certificate. This may be accomplished in any one or combination of three ways:

1. You can take a standard college level class for three credits (equals 45 contact hours).

2. You may take an activity that awards Continuing Education Credits (CEU's). 1.5 CEU's is equal to 15 contact hours; therefore, 4.5 CEU's is equal to 45 contact hours.

3. You can attend activities such as workshops that give contact hour certificates detailing how much time each activity ran.

It will be the responsibility of each Ed Tech to establish and maintain an individual portfolio containing college transcripts, CEU certificates, and/or contact hour certificates that document a minimum of forty-five contact hours completed prior to the expiration date of his or her certification. Ed Techs are also asked to keep an up-to-date time log (to be provided) in their portfolio detailing the amount of hours completed over the course of each school year. One teacher in each building will be appointed to aid others in developing the portfolio, to answer any questions concerning the certification process, and to act as liaison with the Coordinator of Certification in establishing and maintaining individual records.

In the school year the certificate is to expire, The Ed tech will submit to the Professional Development Center,
a completed portfolio and a time log detailing 45 contact hours of certification activities. Accuracy and completeness will be verified by the PDC. Your paperwork and a signed letter stating the number of hours you have completed will be returned to you to submit to the Department of Education.

Good luck. If you have any questions, ask your building rep or call 207-676-2843, option 6. 


MSAD 60 Building Representatives (STLC)

Noble High School                    Nancy Freese (A-K)
Noble High School                    Ginny Vakalis (L-Z)
Noble Middle School                 Carol Carlin
Hanson School                          Carol Whitten
Lebanon Elementary                 Angelia Littlefield
Hurd School                             Tammy McCormick
North Berwick Primary             Pat Abbott
Hussey School                          Elaine Chamberlin
Knowlton School                       Deb Butler



Initial Ed Tech Certification Procedures
(please scroll to the bottom of the page for renewal procedures)
An application for initial authorization is available at the following address: http://www.maine.gov/education/forms/fingerprint/initialtechefc300p.pdf
If you are currently certified in Maine as a teacher (other than career and technical education or adult education), educational specialist or administrator, you do not need to apply for an educational technician authorization.  You may serve as an Educational Technician I, II or III, without further authorization, as long as you hold a valid certificate.
EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN I  (ONLY)
REQUIREMENTS:
Educational Technician I - High School Diploma or G.E.D.
APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for initial authorization, you need to:
(1) complete application (see above link)
(2) $25 non-refundable fee*
(3) attach an explanation of questions answered with "yes"
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED

EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN II AND III
REQUIREMENTS:
Educational Technician II  - 60 credits of approved study**
Educational Technician III  - 90 credits of approved study**
APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for initial authorization, you need to:  
(1) complete application (see above link)
(2) attach an official transcript of your credits of approved study
(3) $25 non-refundable fee*
(4) attach an explanation of questions answered with "yes"
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED

FINGERPRINTS
Prior to applying for a Maine evaluation or Maine authorization, you must have your fingerprints taken through a process approved by the Maine Department of Education. Information regarding general fingerprint sites in Maine is available at http://www.informe.org/cgi-bin/doe/fingerprint.pl or by calling the State Certification Office.  (207-624-6603) For information regarding the approved process for having fingerprints taken outside of Maine, please call the Certification Office for an out-of-state fingerprint packet. There is a one-time $55 fee for this process, whether you are fingerprinted in Maine or submit an out-of-state fingerprint packet.
*Make checks payable: Treasurer State of Maine. You may also elect to use M/C or VISA.
**CREDITS OF APPROVED STUDY
All credits of approved study need to be in an educationally related field.
Credits of approved study may be in the form of:
  • Semester hours or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) issued by a college
  • in-service credits or in-service contact hours (not including registration, lunch and breaks) must be verified locally (submitted with a signature of a person authorized by the local superintendent)
  • contact hours issued by other professional organizations.

Conversion of credits to approved study:
1 semester hours = 1 credit of approved study;
1.5 CEUs = 1 credit of approved study; and, 15 clock hours = 1 credit of approved study.
"yes" QUESTIONS
If you answered "yes" to Question 1: for each conviction, attach a brief explanation stating the date and nature of the conviction.  If additional information is requested from the Department of Education, you may need to provide attested copies of the Judgment and Commitment papers (including probation conditions). These documents may be obtained from the Clerk of Courts where you were convicted.
If you answered yes to Question 2: attach an explanation for each situation.
If you answered yes to Question 3: attach an explanation for each situation.
REMEMBER: PLEASE SUBMIT ALL OF YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS TOGETHER IN ONE PACKAGE. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED.
YOUR PACKAGE SHOULD INCLUDE:
  • A completed and signed application;
  • Credits of approved study (for Educational Technician II and III);
  • Fee; and
            If you answered "yes" to questions 1, 2, or 3:
  • Court documents for criminal convictions.
If you are eligible, you will receive your authorization within 4 to 6 weeks.
However, additional time is needed to review criminal conviction information.




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