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Updated 04/07/06 ... wl
Thank you for inquiring about initial educational technician authorization in the State of Maine.
An application for initial authorization is available at the following address: http://www.maine.gov/education/forms/fingerprint/initialtechefc300p.pdf
If you are currently certified in Maine as a teacher (other than career and technical education or adult education), educational specialist or administrator, you do not need to apply for an educational technician authorization. You may serve as an Educational Technician I, II or III, without further authorization, as long as you hold a valid certificate.
EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN I (ONLY)
Educational Technician I - High School Diploma or G.E.D.
To apply for initial authorization, you need to: (1) complete the enclosed application, (2) $25 non-refundable fee*, and (3) attach an explanation of questions answered with “yes”. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED.
EDUCATIONAL TECHNICIAN II AND III
Educational Technician II - 60 credits of approved study**
To apply for initial authorization, you need to: (1) complete the enclosed application,
Send official college transcripts only. We do not accept copies, faxed transcripts or grade reports.
Prior to applying for a Maine evaluation or Maine authorization, you must have your fingerprints taken through a process approved by the Maine Department of Education. Information regarding general fingerprint sites in Maine is available at http://www.informe.org/cgi-bin/doe/fingerprint.pl or by calling the Certification Office. For information regarding the approved process for having fingerprints taken outside of Maine, please call the Certification Office for an out-of-state fingerprint packet. There is a one-time $55 fee for this process, whether you are fingerprinted in Maine or submit an out-of-state fingerprint packet.
*Make checks payable: Treasurer State of Maine. You may also elect to use M/C or VISA.
**CREDITS OF APPROVED STUDY
All credits of approved study need to be in an educationally related field. Credits of approved study may be in the form of:
Conversion of credits to approved study: 1 semester hours = 1 credit of approved study;
If you answered “yes” to Question 1: for each conviction, attach a brief explanation stating the date and nature of the conviction. If additional information is requested from the Department of Education, you may need to provide attested copies of the Judgment and Commitment papers (including probation conditions). These documents may be obtained from the Clerk of Courts where you were convicted.
If you answered yes to Question 2: attach an explanation for each situation.
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL OF YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS TOGETHER IN ONE PACKAGE. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED.
YOUR PACKAGE SHOULD INCLUDE:
If you are eligible, you will receive your authorization within 4 to 6 weeks. However, additional time is needed to review criminal conviction information.
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