As in any state there are variations for different roles. This is a summary; more details can be found at https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert 


Maine authorizes paraprofessionals as either Educational Technician I, II, or III.

The Learning Facilitator Program is a "fast track" way to earn Ed Tech III authorization. 

For Career and Technical Education, Ed Tech authorization may be provided with documentation of 2+ years of paid applied employment within the field of assignment.


Maine certifies teachers, specialists, and administrators.  Once you've earned one certificate, you can expand into additional endorsements.

Most Maine school districts provide tuition benefits for employees to continue their education. It can be very cost-effective to get your foot in the door with a district, and learn while you earn to achieve additional credentials and employment opportunities! 

If you need coursework or programming to help you achieve your goals, our post-secondary partners are well-positioned to help: