|Grantee Name:||University of Maine|
|Project Name:||Transition to Teaching Program - Statewide|
|Project Director:||Jane Andrews 207-780-5808|
Three cohorts of 25 individuals will be recruited, conditionally certified, and hired in three high-need areas of Maine. These individuals are mid-career professionals from various fields who possess strong subject matter skills and personal attributes, and recent college graduates who have outstanding academic records and a bachelor's degree in a field other than education. This program expects to have 95 percent of the conditionally certified teachers (CCTs) complete a comprehensive portfolio documenting their mastery of Maine's Initial Teacher Certification Performance Standards, pass Praxis I and II, and be certified by the Maine Department of Education.