Educator Academy

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Government license, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Teacher Assistant/Aide. 131501


The purpose of the Education Academy will be to prepare 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 take up to five approved courses at area colleges and universities to achieve Ed Tech III certification requirements. The program will consist of 5 separate classes taught over two modules for a total of 52 weeks, and another 52 weeks to include additional course work at area colleges. Courses include: An Overview of the US Education System Teaching that Promotes Student Learning Educating all Students: Exceptionality and English Language Learning Classroom Management Technology in the Classroom Practicum. 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 in the Lewiston Public Schools. 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 Education Diversity Initiative coordinator, 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 or current substitutes who are interested in working as an Educational Technician III 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)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Lewiston Adult Education

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Lewiston Adult Education

Local WIB

3 - Central Western Local Area 3

Name of Credential

State of Maine Educator Certification

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?


Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition

$3,200.00 Program Cost/Student

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

25-9042.00Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education
$14.00 per hour
Required Certification: Maine Educator Certification

Provider Status



156 East Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Phone Number

(207) 795-4141

Fax Number

(207) 795-4173

Web Address

Last Updated

Aug 02, 2021


Oct 30, 2019


Aug 02, 2023

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