Maine Teacher Careers, Certification & Salaries
Maine has a population of 1.4 million with many school districts or departments that consist of a two or three elementary schools and a high school, or perhaps a high school shared with an adjoining district. Much of the state still resides in rural communities, even those that serve as suburbs to the larger cities of Portland, Augusta, and Bangor. In some of these smaller districts a teacher may find a good deal of flexibility in the ability to move among grade levels or accomplish a move into an advanced teaching role. The state is struggling with budget issues and the new administration may impact the existing pension system for educators in the state for purposes of budget reduction.