Maine – State Information

MEA President: Sandra Barry
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Victoria Cherry
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 12/2/2020
Adjourns: 6/16/2021

Meeting in person in 2021

Cross-Over Deadline None
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines  
Governor Janet Mills (D)
Joint Education Committee Chair

CHAIR: Sen. Rebecca J. Millett (D)

Partisan Split House: D      Senate: D
House Clerk Contact 207-287-1400
Senate Secretary Contact 207-287-1540
Carryover to 2022 Yes

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  
Commissioner of Education Pender Makin

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Chelsey Fortin-Trimble, ESEA Federal Programs & Title I Director, (207) 624-6815
Title IV Director Travis Doughty, 207-624-6709,
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds None listed. Appears to be school year based, so likely due in


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

ME Music K-12 Provisional (2-year)
Professional (5-year)
Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Praxis II: Music Content Knowledge (5113) If candidate has not completed a state-approved teacher preparation program, they are required to take Praxis Principles of Teaching & Learning: K-6 or 7-12 No Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework; Teaching exceptional students in the regular classroom $100 application
$55 fingerprinting
Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Framework for Return to Classroom Instruction

The state has approved all schools to offer in-person instruction this fall with required health and safety measures, but individual districts will make their own decisions.

Title IV Success Stories