Certification Information

The Office of Educator Preparation recommends completers of our programs for certification to the Maine Department of Education. Current students, please see the Office of Educator Preparation’s MyUSM page for detailed instructions (login required).

Out-of-State Teacher Certification

Maine does not have reciprocity or an interstate compact with any state. Consult the state Department of Education website from which you seek a teaching certificate to learn more about any additional certification requirements or specific application procedures. Please check with the state where you wish to get certified as you will need to meet their requirements.

Once you have completed the application with the other state, you will need to send the appropriate form that will require Certification Coordinator’s verification/signature.


Contact Linda Evans, Certification Officer, at linda.evans@maine.edu or 207-780-5564.