Maine Substitute Teaching License

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Substitute teachers in Maine need not have a permit. However, they must meet certain requirements, based upon their educational backgrounds and areas in which they wish to teach.

Want to learn how to earn a professional teaching certification? Contact schools offering teaching certification programs in Maine.

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Education Requirements

  • If you just have a high school diploma, you may serve as a substitute in an emergency situation. This allows you to teach for no more than 10 days in any one teaching assignment, up to 60 days per school year.
  • If you have two or more years of college, you may serve as a substitute for up to 60 days per school year. You may have to undergo substitute teacher training, based on your school district’s requirements.
  • If you are a certified teacher, you may serve as a substitute with no time limit in your certification area/grade level only.
  • If you are a certified teacher, you may serve as a substitute for up to 90 days per school year in certification areas outside of your specialty.

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Experience

No experience is required for emergency substitute teachers. For all others, it is assumed that you have teaching experience, as you will be required to have a teaching certificate/coursework and/or substitute teacher training.

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Criminal History Background Check

All teachers, regardless of their status, must submit to a criminal history background check as part of the employment process. After submitting an application for a substitute teaching position to your local school district, you will be given instructions on how to obtain a background check. Additional information including fingerprinting locations and scheduling can be found on this site. You are responsible for paying the $55 fingerprinting fee. You will not be allowed to teach in any capacity in a Maine public school system until your criminal history background check is cleared.

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Additional Information

Some Maine schools will hire substitute teachers to work with one specific grade level and/or certification area, while others will not. Check with your local school district for their rules and regulations. Substitute teachers in Maine usually make about $60 per day without a degree and $70 per day with a degree. Long-term substitute teachers who are certified may make up to $110 per day.

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Contact Information

Contact your local Maine public school system for more information about substitute teaching positions that may be available. Substitute teacher positions are also posted here.

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