PAE Education Academy Release

Published by Portland Public Schools | November 29, 2018

Portland Public Schools logoPORTLAND, Maine – As part of the Teach Portland initiative to build and diversify its educator workforce, the Portland Public Schools will be launching an Education Academy. This new intensive program, targeted specifically at foreign-trained teachers, will be offered by the New Mainers Resource Center (NMRC) at Portland Adult Education starting in January. It is designed to build on the skills and experience that these teachers bring
with them from their home countries.

The Education Academy will combine coursework with intensive English and a student classroom experience. It will prepare students in the program to work as educational technicians and substitute teachers. It will also provide the guidance and support they need to ultimately apply for and pursue teacher certification. Students may be eligible for scholarships and other supportive services that will help them with the costs of any college courses they may need for teacher certification.

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