Maine Revised Statutes

§13019-B. Principal certificate

(CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)
(WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE UNTIL 7/1/18)
1. Initial certificate.  A principal's certificate is the certificate required for employment as principal of a public school and as chief administrator of a private school approved for attendance purposes pursuant to section 2901, subsection 2, paragraph B. State board rules shall require that qualifications for such a certificate include the following:
A. Three years of satisfactory teaching experience or an equivalent relevant experience; [1985, c. 287, §5 (NEW).]
B. Academic and professional knowledge as demonstrated through the completion of graduate or undergraduate courses or programs, performance in examinations or completion of specialized programs approved for this purpose; [1985, c. 287, §5 (NEW).]
C. A basic level of knowledge in competency areas determined by the state board; and [2001, c. 534, §7 (AMD).]
D. Satisfactory completion of an approved internship or practicum in the duties of a principal. [1985, c. 287, §5 (NEW).]
[ 2001, c. 534, §7 (AMD) .]
2. Certificate renewal.  A principal's certificate is limited to 5 years in duration and may be renewed based on further approved study or demonstrated professional growth and improvement through an approved administrator action plan in accordance with state board rules.
[ 1985, c. 287, §5 (NEW) .]
3. Rulemaking.  Rules adopted pursuant to this section are major substantive rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter II-A.
[ 2001, c. 534, §8 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1985, c. 287, §5 (NEW). 1989, c. 889, §10 (AMD). 2001, c. 534, §§7,8 (AMD). 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF). 2017, c. 235, §20 (RP).