Adding an Endorsement to a Maine Teaching Certificate
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Maine educators may apply for additional teaching endorsements by completing a state-approved teacher preparation program in the new teaching area or by completing prescribed coursework and field experiences. Conditional certification in an endorsement area is available to those who have completed 24 credits in the endorsement area but have not fulfilled other requirements. For details on requirements for specific endorsements, see the rules of the Maine Department of Education, chapter 115, section II.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION
How to Add an Additional Endorsement
MA Mathematics Education (MAME)
MA Science Education (MASE)
Endorsements may be added after completing WGU’s state-approved programs and passing the appropriate exams for each license. After you graduate from your WGU program, follow the instructions in the Maine Certification Application article of this handbook.
Normally, Maine requires 15 weeks of student teaching to add endorsements. However, this requirement is waived if you apply a conditional certificate when you graduate and obtain one year of teaching experience in a secondary classroom under your conditional certificate. After you complete one year of teaching, you may then apply for the standard certificate for your endorsement.