ME Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

Maine Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

In Maine, this program leads to a Building Administrator endorsement.

Maine has the following requirements for applicants for school building administrator certification, which allow students to serve as a principal or assistant principal:

1. DEGREE: Possession of a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from an accredited institution(s).

2. EXPERIENCE:  Evidence of a minimum of three years of satisfactory public or private school teaching experience, or three years of equivalent teaching experience in an instructional setting (e.g., military, business, post-secondary institution, industry, schools).

3. SPECIAL COURSES:  Completion through approved courses the following two knowledge areas: teaching exceptional students in the regular classroom and federal and Maine civil rights law and education law.  These courses are not available through WGU.

4. EXAM REQUIREMENTS: Pass the following two exams:

1. Maine Required Exam: Beginning 8/1/2019, the SLS 6990: School Leaders Licensure Assessment will be required by Maine.  
If passed on or prior to 7/31/2019, the SLS 6011: School Leaders Licensure Assessment will be accepted by Maine. You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for licensure.

2. WGU Program Requirement:  Beginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in Maine. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

For further details on Maine school building administrator certification requirements, please see the Maine Certification Rules Chapter 115, Part II, section 4.5 Certificate 040 School Building Administrator (p. 58) by clicking here.



Visit these links for important information: 

Practicum Hours Requirement

General Information about licensing in Maine

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Scores to WGU

Adding an Administrator Certification 




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