A school administrative unit or a publicly-supported secondary school may request funding from the National Board Certification Scholarship Fund on behalf of teachers who meet the requirements. This fund encourages teachers to apply to and enroll in the certification program offered by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards or its successor organization.
In fiscal year 2013-14, Maine DOE allocate $75,000 to the scholarship fund. The Department will award an amount equal to the cost of the certification program, less any other funds received by the applicant, on a first-come, first-served basis to no more than 30 teachers accepted into the certification program annually.
Please visit the Scholarship Fund for Teachers web page for more information and eligibility requirements.
If you have any questions, please contact Paula Gravelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 207-624-6792.