School Library Connection


Contact Information

State of Maine Department of Education
Certification Office
23 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333-0023

Phone: (207) 624-6600
Fax: (207) 624-6700

Maine Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: No, but candidates will need a Bachelor's degree

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes: a passing score of 143 or above. This is considered an Educational Specialist area for licensure..

Other Testing Needed: Yes, the Praxis II (Principles of Learning & Teaching)

Description: Maine offers a provisional or professional-level Educational Specialist certificate with a subject area endorsement.

Library/Media Specialist is considered a shortage (targeted need) area, so the requirements for certification have been lowered to allow for more teachers to be hired.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Certificate Eligibility Pathway 1:

Certificate Eligibility Pathway 2:

Certificate Eligibility Pathway 3:

Eligibility for a conditional certificate shall be established by one of two pathways:

Conditional Pathway 1:

Conditional Pathway 2:

Reciprocity: Maine follows the Interstate Agreement with the 49 states and the District of Columbia in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDEC). However, one must meet the state's requirements for teaching licensure. Further information can be found at

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