Learn About University of Maine System Education Programs Requiring Licensure or State Authorization

On this page, you will find a list of programs throughout the University of Maine System in which students may seek state authorization or licensure upon graduation from the program.

Individual schools and programs must disclose whether completion of a licensure or certification program meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state in which the student lives or intends to reside. Visit an individual program page to find contact information and learn more about the program’s licensure and state authorization requirements.


Education Programs by Degree/Program Type:

Bachelor of Arts

Art Education (K-12)

University: University of Maine
Program Website:
University of Maine Art Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Constant Albertson
Email: constant@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Art Teacher Certification (620)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification, Maine State Approved Program, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Counseling: School Counseling Concentration

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Counselor Education (External Site)
Contact Person: Nikki Correa
Email: 
Nikki.correa@maine.edu

License: State of Maine School Counselor Certification (075)
License Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Elementary Education (K-8)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Elementary Education Major (K-8) (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: 
linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-8 General Education Certification (020)
License Website:
Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Foreign Language Teacher Education (K-12)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Teacher Education (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: 
linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine World Language Teacher Certification (WL)
License Website:
Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Secondary Teacher Education (7-12)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Teacher Education (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: 
linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine 7-12 English Teacher Certification (100S), State of Maine 7-12 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200S), State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S)
License Website: Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Art Education (K-12)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Art Department (External Site)
Contact Person: Kelly Hrenko
Email: hrenko@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Art Teacher Certification (620)
License Website: Maine Department of Education Certification Requirements (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: 
Only accepted in Maine

Bachelor of Music

Music Education (K-12)

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine Music Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Phillip Edelman
Email: philip.edelman@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Music Teacher Certification (614)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program – National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) interstate compact
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Music Education (K-12)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Music Education (External Site)
Contact Person: Michelle Kaschub
Email: mkaschub@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Music Teacher Certification (614) 
License Website:
Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Bachelor of Science

Athletic Training (K-12)

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine Athletic Training webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Sherrie Weeks
Email: sherrie.weeks@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification (510) and Athletic Training
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site), Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Athletic Trainers Program website (External Site) and Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Approved Program
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Community Health Education (K-12)

University: University of Maine at Farmington
Program Website: University of Maine at Farmington Community Health Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Theresa Overall
Email:
theresa.overall@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Health Education Teacher Certification (520)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Approved by the Maine State Board of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Early Childhood Education (0 to age 5)

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine Child Development and Family Relations webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Early Education Teacher Certification (081)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program – This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Early Childhood Education (0 to age 5)

University: University of Maine at Farmington
Program Website: 
University of Maine at Farmington Early Childhood Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Patty Williams
Email: patricia.h.williams@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Early Education Teacher Certification (081)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Approved by the Maine State Board of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Early Childhood Education (K-3)

University: University of Maine at Farmington
Program Website: 
University of Maine at Farmington Early Childhood Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Patty Williams
Email: patricia.h.williams@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Early Elementary Teacher Certification (029)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Approved by the Maine State Board of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Early Childhood Special Education (0 to age 5)

University: University of Maine at Farmington
Program Website: 
University of Maine at Farmington Early Childhood Special Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Patty Williams
Email: patricia.h.williams@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (0 to age 5) Teacher Certification (282B)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Approved by the Maine State Board of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Early Elementary Teacher (K-3)

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
 University of Augusta Education Program Website (External Site)
Contact Person: Cynthia Dean
Email: cynthia.dean@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-3 Early Elementary Teacher Certification (029)
License/Certification Website: Maine Government – Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Additional Information: State Licensure – As a state-approved program, reciprocity may be easier but some states may require more coursework or assessments for the certification.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown at this time

Elementary Education (K-8)

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine Elementary Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-8 General Education Certification (020)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program – This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Elementary Education (K-8)

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Augusta Education Program Website (External Site)
Contact Person: Cynthia Dean
Email: cynthia.dean@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-8 General Education Certification (020)
License/Certification Website: Maine Government – Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Additional Information: State Licensure – As a state-approved program, reciprocity may be easier but some states may require more coursework or assessments for the certification.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown at this time

Elementary Education (K-8)

University: University of Maine at Farmington
Program Website: 
University of Maine at Farmington Elementary Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Patty Williams
Email: patricia.h.williams@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-8 General Education Certification (020)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Approved by the Maine State Board of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Elementary Education (K-8)

University: University of Maine at Machias
Program Website:
University of Maine at Machias Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Heather Ball
Email:
hball@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-8 General Education Certification (020)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Elementary Education (K-8)

University: University of Presque Isle
Program Website:
University of Maine at Presque Isle Education Program (External Site)
Contact Person: Alana Margeson
Email: alana.margeson@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-8 General Education Certification (020)
License/Certification Website:
Contact program lead for more information
Additional Information:
State Licensure – National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Agreement
Any known states in which license is not accepted:
New York, New Mexico, South Dakota

Elementary Education (5-8)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Elementary Education Major (K-8) (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine 5-8 English Teacher Certification (100M), State of Maine 5-8 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200M), State of Maine 5-8 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300M) orState of Maine 5-8 Sciences Teacher Certification (340M)
License Website: Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Kinesiology & Physical Education: Teaching and Coaching (K-12)

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine Kinesiology and Physical Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification (510)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification, Maine State Approved Program, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program
Any known states in which license is not accepted: This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.

Physical Education (K-12)

University: University of Presque Isle
Program Website:
University of Maine at Presque Isle Education Program (External Site)
Contact Person: Alana Margeson
Email:
alana.margeson@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification (510)
License/Certification Website: Contact program lead for more information
Additional Information:
State Licensure – National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Agreement
Any known states in which license is not accepted:
Unknown

Secondary Education (7-12)

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine Undergraduate Secondary Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine 7-12 English Teacher Certification (100S), State of Maine 7-12 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200S), State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program – This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Secondary Education (7-12)

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Augusta Education Program Website (External Site)
Contact Person: Cynthia Dean
Email: cynthia.dean@maine.edu

License: State of Maine 7-12 English Teacher Certification (100S), State of Maine 7-12 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200S), State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Government – Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Additional Information: State Licensure – As a state-approved program, reciprocity may be easier but some states may require more coursework or assessments for the certification.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown at this time

Secondary Education (7-12)

University: University of Maine at Farmington
Program Website: 
University of Maine at Farmington Secondary/Middle Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Clarissa Thompson (English and Science) and Theresa Overall (Math and Social Studies)
Email: 
clarissa.thompson@maine.edu (English and Science) and theresa.overall@maine.edu (Math and Social Studies)

License: State of Maine 7-12 English Teacher Certification (100S), State of Maine 7-12 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200S), State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Approved by the Maine State Board of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Secondary Education (7-12)

University: University of Maine at Machias
Program Website:
University of Maine at Machias Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Heather Ball
Email:
hball@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Art Teacher Certification (620), State of Maine 7-12 English Teacher Certification (100S), State of Maine 7-12 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200S), State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Secondary Education (7-12)

University: University of Presque Isle
Program Website:
University of Maine at Presque Isle Education Program (External Site)
Contact Person: Alana Margeson
Email:
alana.margeson@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Art Teacher Certification (620), State of Maine 7-12 English Teacher Certification (100S), State of Maine 7-12 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200S), State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S)
License/Certification Website: Contact program lead for more information
Additional Information:
State Licensure – National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Agreement
Any known states in which license is not accepted:
New York, New Mexico, South Dakota

Secondary Teacher Education (7-12)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Teacher Education (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S)
License Website: Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Special Education (K-8 and 7-12)

University: University of Maine at Machias
Program Website:
University of Maine at Machias Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Heather Ball
Email:
hball@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (K-8) Teacher Certification (282E), State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (7-12) Teacher Certification (282S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Special Education (K-8 and 7-12)

University: University of Maine at Farmington
Program Website: 
University of Maine at Farmington Special Education webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Brianna Grumstrup
Email: 
brianna.grumstrup@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (K-8) Teacher Certification (282E), State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (7-12) Teacher Certification (282S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Approved by the Maine State Board of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

World Language Teacher Education (K-12)

University: University of Maine at Farmington
Program Website: 
University of Maine at Farmington World Languages Education K-12 webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Theresa Overall
Email:
theresa.overall@maine.edu

License: State of Maine World Language Teacher Certification (WL)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Approved by the Maine State Board of Education and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) or Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Educational Leadership

University: University of Maine
Program Website:
Contact program lead for more information
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Superintendent Certification (010), State of Maine Assistant Superintendent Certification (015), State of Maine Curriculum Coordinator Certification (078), State of Maine Administrator of Special Education Certification (030)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program – This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Literacy Education

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: Contact program lead for more information
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Literacy Specialist Certification (092)
License Website:
Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Literacy Specialist

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine Literacy Education (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Literacy Specialist Certification (092)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program – This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Graduate Certificate

Applied Behavior Analysis

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Educational Psychology (External Site)
Contact Person: Jamie Pratt
Email: 
jamie.pratt1@maine.edu

License: Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) Certification
License Website: Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) (External Site) 
Additional Information: 
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified University of Southern Maine’s courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Credential is recognized nationally; however, over 31 states have passed laws to license or otherwise regulate practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA).
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Early Childhood Teacher (0 to age 5)

University: University of Maine
Program Website:
University of Maine (UMaine) Online Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Teacher (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Early Education Teacher Certification (081)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification, Maine State Approved Program, NCATE/CAEP Approved Program. This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Special Education Leadership: Assistant Special Education Administrator

University: University of Maine
Program Website:
University of Maine (UMaine) Online Graduate Certificate in Special Education Leadership: Assistant Special Education Administrator (External Site)
Contact Person: Sarah Howorth
Email: sarah.howorth@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Assistant Administrator of Special Education Certification (035)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification, Maine State Approved Program, NCATE/CAEP Approved Program. This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Try on Leadership

University: University of Maine
Program Website:
University of Maine (UMaine) Online Graduate Certificate in Try on Leadership (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Assistant Building Administrator Certification (045)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification, Maine State Approved Program, NCATE/CAEP Approved Program. This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Doctorate

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: Contact program lead for more information
Contact Person: Jamie Pratt
Email: jamie.pratt1@maine.edu

License: State of Maine School Psychologist Certification (093) – Program graduates also are eligible to apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential through the National School Psychology Certification Board via the application process for graduates of non-NASP-approved programs. Program graduates who complete an acceptable post-doctoral internship in psychology also may be eligible to apply for licensure as a psychologist through the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
License Website:
Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site), National Association of School Psychologists National Certification (External Site) and Maine State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (External Site)
Additional Information:
Program graduates are eligible to apply for the School Psychologist-Doctoral Certificate (093) under Pathway four eligibility criteria. This credential allows the holder to serve as a school psychologist and deliver services on a contractual or employment basis to children from birth to grade 12 who are eligible to be enrolled in educational units, special education programs and approved private schools in Maine. Program graduates also are eligible to apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential via an application process for graduates of non-NASP-approved programs. Currently, 33 states explicitly acknowledge, recognize, or accept the NCSP credential as either meeting or partially meeting requirements for the state school psychologist credential. In addition, nine states consider the maintenance of the NCSP as satisfying renewal requirements for the state credential. Lastly, program graduates who complete an acceptable post-doctoral internship in psychology may be eligible to apply for state licensure as a psychologist through the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Master of Arts in Teaching

Secondary Education (7-12)

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine Masters of Arts in Teaching (Secondary) webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12 Art Teacher Certification (620), State of Maine 7-12 English Teacher Certification (100S), State of Maine 7-12 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200S), State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program – This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Master of Education

Educational Leadership

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine (UMaine) Online Master of Education in Educational Leadership (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Building Administrator Certification (040), State of Maine Assistant Building Administrator Certification (045), State of Maine Curriculum Coordinator Certification (078)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program – This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Literacy Specialist

University: University of Maine
Program Website: 
University of Maine Literacy Education (External Site)
Contact Person: Erin Straine
Email: erin.straine@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Literacy Specialist Certification (092)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program – This program leads only to Maine licensure; it is not aligned with licensing requirements for any other state.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Special Education

University: University of Maine
Program Website: University of Maine Special Education (M.Ed., Ed.S.) webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Sarah Howorth
Email: sarah.howorth@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (0 to age 5) Teacher Certification (282B), State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (K-8) Teacher Certification (282E), State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (7-12) Teacher Certification (282S), State of Maine Teacher of Severely Impaired Students with Disabilities (K-12) Teacher Certification (286)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education Certification Requirements by Position webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: Maine State Teacher Certification – Maine State Approved Program – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Approved Program
Any known states in which license is not accepted: See Maine Department of Education Certification Pathways (External Site) and Maine Department of Education Certification Frequently Asked Questions (External Site) – Pathway 3 – Interstate Agreement (We do not have direct reciprocity, but provide either a Conditional or Professional certificate depending on conditions listed below):

      • If you have taught for five of the last seven years under the teaching endorsement being sought in Maine, have graduated from any state-approved teacher education program, and have a valid certificate in the endorsement being sought, you may qualify for Professional Certification in Maine.
      • If you graduated from any state-approved teacher education program and have a valid certificate in the endorsement being sought you may be eligible for a Conditional Certificate.
      • If you did not attend an approved program, your application will be reviewed in our normal transcript analysis pathway.
      • We recommend submitting your application with a resume, valid teaching certificate, all transcripts and any tests you may have taken.

Master of Science

Educational Psychology with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: Contact program lead for more information
Contact Person: Jamie Pratt
Email: 
jamie.pratt1@maine.edu

License: Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) Certification
License Website:
Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) (External Site) 
Additional Information:
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified University of Southern Maine’s courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Credential is recognized nationally; however, over 31 states have passed laws to license or otherwise regulate practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA).
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown

Educational Psychology with a Concentration in School Psychology

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: Contact program lead for more information
Contact Person: Jamie Pratt
Email: jamie.pratt1@maine.edu

License: State of Maine School Psychologist Certification (093) – Program graduates also are eligible to apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential through the National School Psychology Certification Board via the application process for graduates of non-NASP-approved programs.
License Website:
Maine Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site) and National Association of School Psychologists National Certification (External Site)
Additional Information:
Program graduates are eligible to apply for the School Psychologist-Specialist Certificate (093) under Pathway four eligibility criteria. This credential allows the holder to serve as a school psychologist and deliver services on a contractual or employment basis to children from birth to grade 12 who are eligible to be enrolled in educational units, special education programs and approved private schools in Maine. Program graduates also are eligible to apply for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential via an application process for graduates of non-NASP-approved programs. Currently, 33 states explicitly acknowledge, recognize, or accept the NCSP credential as either meeting or partially meeting requirements for the state school psychologist credential. In addition, nine states consider the maintenance of the NCSP as satisfying renewal requirements for the state credential.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Special Education – Pre-Service (Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Special Education (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: linda.evans@maine.edu

License: Department of Education Certification
License Website:
Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Accepted in Maine only

Master of Science in Education

Literacy Specialist

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Literacy Education (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Literacy Specialist Certification (092)
License Website:
Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Educational Leadership

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Educational Leadership Program (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Building Administrator Certification (040), State of Maine Assistant Building Administrator Certification (045), State of Maine Curriculum Coordinator Certification (078)
License Website: Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Teaching and Learning (MTL) – Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Extended Teacher Education Program (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-8 General Education Certification (020), State of Maine 7-12 English Teacher Certification (100S), State of Maine 7-12 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200S), State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S), State of Maine World Language Teacher Certification (WL)
License Website: Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

University: University of Southern Maine
Program Website: University of Southern Maine Online Masters in Teaching Leadership ESL (External Site)
Contact Person: Linda Evans
Email: linda.evans@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-12  English as a Second Language Teacher Certification (660)
License Website: Maine Department of Education Certification (External Site)
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Only accepted in Maine

Master of Science in Teaching

Master of Science in Teaching (7-12)

University: University of Maine
Program Website:
University of Maine Master of Science in Teaching webpage (External Site)
Contact Person: Franziska Peterson
Email: franziska.peterson@maine.edu

License: State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Department of Education How to Become a Maine Educator webpage (External Site)
Additional Information: The Master of Science in Teaching program is a nationally accredited teacher preparation program.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: No

Post-Bachelor’s Certificate

Early Childhood Teacher (0 to age 5)

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Augusta Education Program Website (External Site)
Contact Person: Cynthia Dean
Email: cynthia.dean@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Early Education Teacher Certification (081)
License/Certification Website: Maine Government – Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Additional Information: State Licensure (Certification through transcript analysis and not through a state-approved program) – Reciprocity with other states would be difficult.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown at this time

Early Elementary Teacher (K-3)

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Augusta Education Program Website (External Site)
Contact Person: Cynthia Dean
Email: cynthia.dean@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Early Elementary Teacher Certification (029)
License/Certification Website: Maine Government – Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Additional Information: State Licensure – As a state-approved program, reciprocity may be easier but some states may require more coursework or assessments for the certification.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown at this time

Elementary Education (K-8)

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Augusta Education Program Website (External Site)
Contact Person: Cynthia Dean
Email: cynthia.dean@maine.edu

License: State of Maine K-8 General Education Certification (020)
License/Certification Website: Maine Government – Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Additional Information: State Licensure – As a state-approved program, reciprocity may be easier but some states may require more coursework or assessments for the certification.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown at this time

Secondary Education (7-12)

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
 University of Augusta Education Program Website (External Site)
Contact Person: Cynthia Dean
Email: cynthia.dean@maine.edu

License: State of Maine 7-12 English Teacher Certification (100S), State of Maine 7-12 Social Studies Teacher Certification (200S), State of Maine 7-12 Mathematics Teacher Certification (300S), State of Maine 7-12 Life Science Teacher Certification (395S), State of Maine 7-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification (350S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Government – Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Additional Information: State Licensure – As a state-approved program, reciprocity may be easier but some states may require more coursework or assessments for the certification.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown at this time

Undergraduate Minor

Early Childhood Teacher (0 to age 5)

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
 University of Augusta Education Program Website (External Site)
Contact Person: Cynthia Dean
Email: cynthia.dean@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Early Education Teacher Certification (081)
License/Certification Website: Maine Government – Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Additional Information: State Licensure (Certification through transcript analysis and not through a state-approved program) – Reciprocity with other states would be difficult.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown at this time

Special Education (k-8 and 7-12)

University: University of Maine at Augusta
Program Website:
University of Augusta Education Program Website (External Site)
Contact Person: Cynthia Dean
Email: cynthia.dean@maine.edu

License: State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (K-8) Teacher Certification (282E), State of Maine Teacher of Students with Disabilities (K-8) Teacher Certification (282S)
License/Certification Website: Maine Government – Department of Education Certification & Credentialing (External Site)
Additional Information: State Licensure (Certification through transcript analysis and not through a state-approved program) – Reciprocity with other states would be difficult.
Any known states in which license is not accepted: Unknown at this time