Education Academy

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs. 131017


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, a substitute teacher in the Portland Public School district, or if qualified work toward Maine teacher certification. The program will consist of 5 separate courses taught over the course of a school year.

Courses include:

  • Becoming a Maine Educator

  • Teaching that Promotes Student Learning

  • Teaching Students with Exceptionalities

  • Classroom Management

  • Practicum

Students 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

  • Career guidance and advice will continue to be offered by the New Mainers Resource Center within Portland Adult Ed as students are pursuing their teacher certification


Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • CASAS Score of 225

  • Have work authorization

  • Meet income eligibility requirements to receive scholarship (details in table below)

  • Must be18 years and older




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Portland Adult Education

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Portland Adult Education

Local WIB

4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4

Name of Credential

Education Technician III

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Scholarship money is available to those who qualify.

Refund Policy

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?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

25-3031.00Substitute Teachers, Short-Term
25-9099.00Educational Instruction and Library Workers, All Other
Required Certification: Education Technician III
25-9099.00Educational Instruction and Library Workers, All Other
$15.00 per hour
Required Certification: Education Technician III

Provider Status



14 Locust Street, Portland, Maine 04101

Phone Number

(207) 874-8155

Web Address

Last Updated

Jan 25, 2023


Dec 21, 2018


Jan 02, 2020

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