Industry certification, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
EDUCATION ACADEMY Overview
The purpose of the Education Academy will be to prepare foreign trained teachers and new Mainers who are interested in working in an educational setting with the competencies needed to be successful. The Academy will combine coursework with a practicum experience in a local public school. Students will also work to improve their English language skills to meet the requirements to be employed as an Education Technician III and/or a substitute teacher in the Portland Public School district. The program will consist of 5 separate courses taught over two modules for a total of 13 weeks.
An Overview of the US Education System
Teaching that Promotes Student Learning
Educating all Students: Exceptionality and English Language Learning
Technology in the Classroom
In addition to the coursework and practicum experience students in the Academy will also receive:
Improved English proficiency necessary to be employed as an Ed Tech III and/or a substitute in the PPS
Support regarding the steps necessary to apply to Maine Department of Education (MDOE) for Educational Technician authorization
Support to apply for Initial Teacher Certification with the MDOE
Financial support for fees associated with the Ed Tech authorization and teacher certification applications including: fees for translation and evaluation of transcripts, fingerprinting, and MDOE application fees
Educational advising for the student’s next steps after the conclusion of the Education Academy, such as assistance with job search activities, additional English or computer courses to prepare for meeting MDOE teacher certification course or PRAXIS test requirements.
Career guidance and advice will continue to be offered by NMRC as students are pursuing their teacher certification
Additional possible financial support includes: childcare, transportation, fees associated with necessary health and/or dental needs, and future scholarships
Student Eligibility Requirements:
Target Population: Foreign trained teachers who are interested in working as an Educational Technician III and/or a substitute teacher and who are also pursuing teacher certification
English skills equivalent to Language Arts 100 and above
Have work authorization
Access to college transcripts and diplomas
Meet income eligibility requirements to receive scholarship (details in table below)
18 years and older
Program Length (Weeks)
Combination of Education and Course(s)
WIOA Approved Program
Curriculum Competency Based
Portland Adult Education
4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4
Name of Credential
Education Technician III
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
Total In-State Program Cost