Maine State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiologist
State Department Maine Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/speech_audiology_hearing_aid/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 18-20-hour supervised clinical practicum
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The PRAXIS Examination in Audiology, 170

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Teacher of Deaf or Hearing Impaired Students
State Department Maine Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/requirements.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Completed a minimum of 24 semester hours in the areas relevant to the kindergarten through 12 endorsement area being sought; 2. Completed an approved course for "Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom".
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completed one academic semester or a minimum of 15 weeks of full-time student teaching, or a combination of part-time and full-time student teaching in an amount equivalent to 15 weeks in the endorsement area at the specified grade level. This requirement shall be waived upon completion of one full year of successful teaching under a targeted need certificate, a conditional certificate, or a transitional endorsement in the endorsement area at the specified grade level.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Graduated from a Maine approved program: (a) Passed content area assessment, in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13: Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (0272), 160 and (b) Passed Basic Skills Test in reading, writing, and mathematics, in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13. * Reading 173 * Writing 168 * Mathematics 172 Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 513 on the three sections of the PPST, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score above. 2. Was not graduated from a Maine approved program: (a) Passed content area assessment in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13: Special Education: Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (0272), 160, (b) Passed Basic Skills Test in reading, writing and mathematics in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13; * Reading 173 * Writing 168 * Mathematic s 172 Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 513 on the three sections of the PPST, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score above. (c) Passed content area methods course or content area methods assessment; (d) Passed pedagogical knowledge and skills assessment at the appropriate grade level, in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13, or successful completion of an approved alternative professional studies program: 0622 (160) or 0624 (157).
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Alternative pathways to certification. The state board shall develop and adopt rules providing a method for a person who has not completed an approved educator preparation program as defined under section 13008 to obtain provisional educator certification through an alternative pathway that: A. Is designed for candidates who can demonstrate subject matter competency that is directly related to the certificate endorsement being sought and obtained through prior academic achievement or work experience; B. May feature an accelerated program of preparation; C. Uses mentorship programs that partner teacher candidates with mentor teachers; and D. Includes accountability provisions to ensure that teacher candidates demonstrate the knowledge and skills established pursuant to section.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Early Childhood Teacher
State Department Maine Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/requirements.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 5 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Completed a minimum of three semester hours in each of the following: liberal arts English, liberal arts mathematics, liberal arts science, and liberal arts social studies; 2. Completed a minimum of three semester hours in language development and early literacy; 3. Completed a minimum of three semester hours in children's literature; 4. Completed a minimum of three semester hours in numeracy for the young child; 5. Completed a minimum of three semester hours in science for the young child; 6. Completed a minimum of three semester hours in child development or developmental psychology; 7. Completed a minimum of three semester hours in infant/toddler development; 8. Completed a minimum of six semester hours in at least two of the following areas: creative arts/family studies/observation of the young child/assessment of the young child/social studies for the young child/advanced child development/early learning environments/ additional early literacy;
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completed a minimum of three semester hours for teaching early childhood special education
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Applicants for provisional teacher certification must attain minimum qualifying scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) also known as PRAXIS I in the basic skill areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Passing scores: Reading, 176; Writing, 175; Mathematics, 175. Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 526 on the three sections of the PPST, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score above. 2. PRAXIS II exam (0021): Educ. of Young Children, 166. 3. the appropriate Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exam (0621 for early childhood to Grade 3), 157.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Alternative pathways to certification. The state board shall develop and adopt rules providing a method for a person who has not completed an approved educator preparation program as defined under section 13008 to obtain provisional educator certification through an alternative pathway that: A. Is designed for candidates who can demonstrate subject matter competency that is directly related to the certificate endorsement being sought and obtained through prior academic achievement or work experience; B. May feature an accelerated program of preparation; C. Uses mentorship programs that partner teacher candidates with mentor teachers; and D. Includes accountability provisions to ensure that teacher candidates demonstrate the knowledge and skills established pursuant to section.

Early Childhood Special Educator – Children with Disabilities 0-5

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Teacher of Children with Disabilities 0-5
State Department Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/requirements.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 5 yrs
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Completed a minimum of 24 semester hours in special education: 1. Working knowledge of child development, disabilities, family systems and special education methods 2. Ability to interact with a wide variety of people 3. Ability to provide individual and group services in a variety of settings and models 4. Ability to establish an effective rapport/relationship with children and parent 5. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an early childhood team 6. Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing 7. Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations 8. Ability to adapt therapy techniques to varying personalities and environments 9. Ability to travel to a variety of locations to deliver services 10. Ability to treat and motivate young children
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completed one academic semester or a minimum of 15 weeks of full-time student teaching, or a combination of part-time and full-time student teaching in an amount equivalent to 15 weeks in this endorsement area at the specified grade level (Birth to 5).
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Applicants for provisional teacher certification must attain minimum qualifying scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) also known as PRAXIS I in the basic skill areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Passing scores: Reading, 176; Writing, 175; Mathematics, 175. Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 526 on the three sections of the PPST, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score above. 2. PRAXIS II exam (0690 or 0691): Special Education; Preschool/Early Childhood, 159. 3. the appropriate Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exam (0621 for early childhood to Grade 3), 157.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Alternative pathways to certification. The state board shall develop and adopt rules providing a method for a person who has not completed an approved educator preparation program as defined under section 13008 to obtain provisional educator certification through an alternative pathway that: A. Is designed for candidates who can demonstrate subject matter competency that is directly related to the certificate endorsement being sought and obtained through prior academic achievement or work experience; B. May feature an accelerated program of preparation; C. Uses mentorship programs that partner teacher candidates with mentor teachers; and D. Includes accountability provisions to ensure that teacher candidates demonstrate the knowledge and skills established pursuant to section. *Targeted Need Certificate Targeted need certification provides an alternate pathway to teacher or educational specialist certification for positions designated as having a shortage of fully certified applicants for individuals who are not eligible for any other certificate. a. Holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; b. Is not eligible for any other certificate; c. Provides a superintendent's, Child Development Services Director's or headmaster's affidavit of employment in a designated shortage area; and d. Meets the general eligibility requirements of Sections 3.1 and 4.1 of this rule; and e. Has completed a minimum of six semester hours of the liberal arts or content areas relevant to the certificate or endorsement. The targeted need certificate shall be issued for a one-year term. The targeted need certificate may be renewed a maximum of two additional terms.

Early Childhood Special Educator – Educational Consultant

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Educational Consultant
State Department Maine Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/application/requirements.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Completed a minimum of 24 graduate semester hours in special education; 2. Completed training in two or more areas of disability (mental retardation, hearing impairments (including deafness), visual impairments (including blindness), emotional disability, orthopedic impairments, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, or specific learning disabilities)
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Passed pedagogical knowledge and skills assessment at the appropriate grade level, or successful completion of an approved alternative professional studies program. Early Childhood-3 (0621): 157 K-8 (0622): 160 5-8 (0623): 160 7-12 (0624): 157 K-12 (0622 or 0624): 0622, 160 or 0624, 157 9-12 (0624): 157
Additional requirements specific to Part C? Is called "Child Development Services Educational Consultant" for Part C. This is specific to Part C but need a special education consultant license from Part B (Part C is for birth to 3). Also need to apply.

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
State Department Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/counselors/license_types.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework A minimum of 60 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalent. Except for internship, full area credit will be recognized for a three semester hour course in the designated area or the number or semester hours specified, as the case may be. Coursework requirements: (1) Marital and Family Studies. Nine semester hours or quarter-hour equivalent in theories of family development, general systems theory, theories of family functioning, the family life cycle, sociology of the family, families under stress, contemporary family forms, family subsystems, family of origin and external societal influences, family pathology such as addiction, child abuse and sexual abuse, and other related topics. Three of the nine semester hours must be in general systems theory. (2) Marital and Family Therapy. Nine semester hours or quarter-hour equivalent in the study of major marital and family therapy treatment approaches and techniques to provide a substantive understanding of systems change. The course work may include strategic, structural, object relations, integrative, experiential, systems, neoanalytic, communications and behavioral treatment modalities. (3) Human Development. Six semester hours or quarter-hour equivalent in the study of human development across the life cycle, personality theory and cognitive development. (4) Human Sexuality. Studies that provide an understanding of human sexuality over the life cycle, sex roles, sexual function and dysfunction. (5) Diagnosis and Treatment. Studies that provide an understanding of psychopathology, the diagnosis and statistical manual and its use in counseling, psychopathology, the development of treatment plans and the use of related services, and the role of assessment, intake interviews, and reports. (6) Professional Orientation. Studies that provide an understanding of professional roles and functions, professional organizations and associations, history and trends within the profession, ethical and legal standards, and professional preparation standards and professional credentialing. (7) Research and Evaluation. Studies that provide an understanding of the types of research, basic statistics, research report development, research implementation, program evaluation, needs assessment, and ethical and legal considerations associated with research and evaluation.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. Practicum. A course of clinical instruction that provides practical experience in counseling for the purpose of developing marriage and family counseling skills. These experiences allow students to perform, on a limited basis, some counseling activities that a regularly employed licensed marriage and family therapist would be expected to perform. 2. Internship. A full academic year of supervised marriage and family counseling experience consisting of at least 900 clock hours, including a minimum of 360 clock hours of direct client contact. The internship provides an opportunity for the student to perform all the activities that a regularly employed marriage and family therapist would be expected to perform. An applicant may also provide documentation of 1,000 hours of lawfully obtained supervised marriage and family therapy counseling. At least 400 hours must consist of direct clinical contact hours. Documentation must include supervisor affidavits and a copy of the applicant's final evaluation.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The Marital and Family Therapy Examination administered byThe Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB), cannot find the passing score.

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurses
State Department Maine Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/index.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Curricula preparing for licensure as a registered nurse shall include the following content areas: i. anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology and physics ii. sociology, psychology, communications, growth and development, interpersonal relations, group dynamics, cultural diversity and humanities. iii. pharmacology, pathophysiology, nutrition and diet therapy . iv. nursing history and trends, ethics and the professional and legal aspects of nursing. v. theoretical and clinical instruction in nursing, which encompass the attainment and maintenance of physical and mental health and the prevention of illness for individuals and groups throughout the life process based on assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating functions. vi. beginning understanding of leadership, management, teaching/learning theory and nursing research.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), cannot find a score on the exam website (a sample "Candidate Performance Report" notes that a candidate performs "below the passing standard" and the # of questions answered if the candidate fails, but no passing standard is specified)
Additional requirements specific for schools? The department of education requires a certificate to be able to be a school nusre.

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapist
State Department Maine Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/occupational/index.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A minimum of 6 months, or 940 hours, of level II fieldwork is required for occupational therapy educational programs.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? The certification examination of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) for the occupational therapist, 450.

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapist
State Department Maine Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/physical_therapists/index.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, 600. For applicants who took the examination prior to February, 1996, but after February, 1991, the passing score is 1.5 standard deviations below the national mean. For applicants who took the examination prior to February, 1991, the passing score is 1.5 standard deviation below the national mean for each of the three parts.

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologists
State Department Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/psychologists/index.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework The curriculum must encompass a minimum of 3 academic years of full-time graduate study that includes a minimum of 2 years full-time residency at the educational institution granting the doctoral degree. The core program must require every student to demonstrate competence in each of the following substantive areas. This typically will be met through substantial instruction in each of these foundational areas, as demonstrated by a minimum of 3 graduate semester hours, 5 or more graduate quarter hours (when an academic term is other than a semester, credit hours will be evaluated on the basis of 15 hours of classroom instruction per semester hour), or the equivalent: (1) Scientific and professional ethics and standards; (2) Research design and methodology; (3) Statistics; (4) Psychometric theory; (5) Biological bases of behavior: physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, and psychopharmacology; (6) Cognitive-affective bases of behavior: learning, thinking, motivation, and emotion; (7) Social bases of behavior: social psychology, group processes, organizational and systems theory; (8) Individual differences: personality theory, human development, and abnormal psychology; and (9) Applied psychology: e.g., forensic, therapy techniques, neuropsychology, industrial organizational, school.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A coordinated practicum of at least two semesters in duration, and 1 year of predoctoral supervised experience (i.e., internship). The predoctoral supervised experience consists of a minimum of 1,500 hours of actual work experience completed in not less than 48 weeks nor more than 104 weeks. The predoctoral experience averages at least 16 hours but not more than 40 hours per week. During the predoctoral supervision, the supervisor shall provide a minimum of 2 hours per week of face-to-face supervision and 2 hours of additional learning activities such as group supervision, seminars, and case conferences regardless of whether the predoctoral internship is completed in one year or two. At least 50% of the predoctoral supervised experience must be in service-related activities such as assessment, interviews, report writing, case presentations, treatment and consultation with at least 25% of that time devoted to face-to-face direct patient/client contact. No more than 25% of time may be allocated for research. Supervised experience does not include work experience earned in connection with practica for which academic credit has been awarded.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. The jurisprudence examination administered by the board, 80%. 2. the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology owned by the The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 70% on the paper and pencil version or a scaled score of 500 on the computer administered version.
Additional requirements specific for schools? With a valid psychologist license and send in application to be certified as a school psychologist.

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate School Psychologist/School Psychological Service Provider)
State Department Maine Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/requirements.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework A minimum of 60 graduate semester hours, with at least 3 graduate semester hours in each of the following areas: i. Scientific and professional ethics and standards; ii. Research design and methodology; iii. Psychometric theory; iv. Biological bases of behavior; v. Cognitive-affective bases of behavior; vi. Social bases of behavior; vii. Individual differences; viii. Applied school psychology; ix. Educational foundations
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1. Successful completion of a 1500-hour acceptable documented supervised internship experience, which occurred on a full-time basis over a minimum period of one school year, or on a half-time basis over a minimum period of twenty-four months. At least 50% of the supervised internship must be acquired with children in a school setting. 2. Successful completion of a 1500-hour acceptable documented supervised internship experience, which occurred on a full-time basis over a minimum period of one school year, or on a half-time basis over a minimum period of twenty-four months; and a minimum of 750 clock hours of acceptable documented experience in providing psychological services to children in school system(s) and demonstrated competency in a school setting.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Applicants must achieve a passing score (165) on the National School Psychology Examination administered by the Educational Testing Service.

Social Worker – Licensed Clinical

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State Department Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/social_workers/index.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Completion of 25 continuing professional education contact hours
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Proof of a passing score on the Associatino of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical examination. All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Any other person certified by the board prior to the effective date of this section or under former section 7054 as a "licensed clinical social worker" prior to the effective date of this section, under former section 7054, shall remain licensed as a "licensed clinical social worker" without further examination.

Social Worker – Licensed Master

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Licensed Master Social Worker
State Department Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/social_workers/index.htm
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Only if the licensee previously held the licensed social worker license, completion of 25 continuing professional education contact hours as required. Otherwise, just need to document proof of a master or doctoral degree in social work or social welfare from an accredited program or, until June 30, 2005, from a program in candidacy for accreditation
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Proof of a passing score on the Associatino of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Intermediate examination. All ASWB examination scores are reported as pass/fail, with the number of questions needed to pass the examination, and because test questions change from one administration to the next, statistical adjustments must be made to account for small differences in the overall difficulty of individual examinations.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1. Any person certified by the board prior to the effective date of this section or under former section 7054 as a certified social worker and who engages in the independent practice of social work pursuant to section 7052 shall be licensed as a "certified social worker - independent practice" and may continue to practice social work as previously authorized. This person has the option to be licensed as a "licensed master social worker" without further examination if the person has a masters' degree in social work or social welfare. 2. Any other person certified by the board prior to the effective date of this section or under former section 7054 as a certified social worker shall automatically be licensed as a "licensed master social worker" without further examination. 3. Any person having received a masters or doctoral degree in social work or social welfare from an accredited educational institution and having completed 5 years' experience prior to January 1, 1987, with 3 years or its equivalent having been gained within 5 years of the date of application for licensure, shall be automatically licensed as a "licensed master social worker.

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathologist
State Department Maine Board of Speech, Audiology and Hearing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/speech_audiology_hearing_aid/
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Evidence of a passing score on the PRAXIS Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, 600
Additional requirements specific for schools? Certification is not required for a person who holds a valid license as a speech-language pathologist under Title 32, Section 17301 and who has received approval by the Maine Department of Education. *Certificate Eligibility Pathway 1: 1. Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 2. Earned a master's degree, certificate of advanced study, or doctorate from an accredited institution in an approved program in speech and language disorders together with the formal recommendation of the institution 3. Completed an approved course for "Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom" 4. Passed a content area assessment *Certificate Eligibility Pathway 2: 1. Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 2. Earned a master's degree equivalent in speech communications or speech disorders by completing all of the following: a. minimum of 21 graduate semester hours in speech disorders b. minimum of three graduate semester hours in a speech disorders clinic or practicum c. minimum of six additional graduate semester hours 3. Completed an approved course for "Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom" 4. Passed a content area assessment 5. Passed pedagogical knowledge and skills assessment at the appropriate grade level or successful completion of an approved alternative professional studies program

Speech Language Pathologist – Clinician

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech and Language Clinician
State Department Maine Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/requirements.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Earned a master's degree, certificate of advanced study, or doctorate from an accredited institution, in accordance with Part I Section 4.4 of this rule, in an approved program in speech and language disorders, together with the formal recommendation of the institution; and 2. Completed an approved course for "Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom" OR i. Completed a minimum of 21 graduate semester hours in speech disorders, ii. Completed a minimum of three graduate semester hours in a speech disorders clinic or practicum; and iii. Completed a minimum of an additional six graduate semester hours; iv. Completed an approved course for "Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom"
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If completing an approved program: 1. Passed content area assessment (0881): Teaching Speech to Students w/Language Impairments, 152 If the program is not approved: 1. Passed content area assessment (0881): Teaching Speech to Students w/Language Impairments, 152 2. Passed pedagogical knowledge and skills assessment at the appropriate grade level, or successful completion of an approved alternative professional studies program. Early Childhood-3 (0621): 157 K-8 (0622): 160 5-8 (0623): 160 7-12 (0624): 157 K-12 (0622 or 0624): 0622, 160 or 0624, 157 9-12 (0624): 157

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Teacher of Blind or Visually Impaired Students
State Department Maine Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/requirements.html
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Kindergarten - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Completed a minimum of 24 semester hours in the areas relevant to the kindergarten through 12 endorsement area being sought; 2. Completed an approved course for "Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom"
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Completed one academic semester or a minimum of 15 weeks of full-time student teaching, or a combination of part-time and full-time student teaching in an amount equivalent to 15 weeks in the endorsement area at the specified grade level. This requirement shall be waived upon completion of one full year of successful teaching under a targeted need certificate, a conditional certificate, or a transitional endorsement in the endorsement area at the specified grade level.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Graduated from a Maine approved program: (a) Passed content area assessment, in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13: Special Education: Visual Impairments (0282), 163 and (b) Passed Basic Skills Test in reading, writing, and mathematics, in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13. * Reading 173 * Writing 168 * Mathematics 172 Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 513 on the three sections of the PPST, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score above. 2. Was not graduated from a Maine approved program: (a) Passed content area assessment in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13: Special Education: Visual Impairments (0282), 163, (b) Passed Basic Skills Test in reading, writing and mathematics in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13; * Reading 173 * Writing 168 * Mathematics 172 Applicants for initial teacher certification must achieve a composite score of 513 on the three sections of the PPST, with no single score on any section being more than three points lower than the required score above. (c) Passed content area methods course or content area methods assessment; (d) Passed pedagogical knowledge and skills assessment at the appropriate grade level, in accordance with Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 13, or successful completion of an approved alternative professional studies program: 0622 (160) or 0624 (157).
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary Alternative pathways to certification. The state board shall develop and adopt rules providing a method for a person who has not completed an approved educator preparation program as defined under section 13008 to obtain provisional educator certification through an alternative pathway that: A. Is designed for candidates who can demonstrate subject matter competency that is directly related to the certificate endorsement being sought and obtained through prior academic achievement or work experience; B. May feature an accelerated program of preparation; C. Uses mentorship programs that partner teacher candidates with mentor teachers; and D. Includes accountability provisions to ensure that teacher candidates demonstrate the knowledge and skills established pursuant to section 13012, subsection 2-B prior to issuance of a provisional teacher certificate.