Maine Revised Statutes

§13019-G. Educational specialist certificate

(CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)
(WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE 7/1/18)
1. Requirement.   An educational specialist certificate is required for employment as an educational specialist at a public school or a private school approved for attendance purposes pursuant to section 2901, subsection 2, paragraph B.
[ 2017, c. 235, §25 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF) .]
2. Qualifications.   The state board shall adopt rules establishing the qualifications for an educational specialist certificate.
[ 2017, c. 235, §25 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF) .]
3. Endorsements.   The educational specialist certificate must be issued with an endorsement that specifies the work area for which the individual is determined to be qualified. A holder of an educational specialist certificate may not work outside the holder's area of endorsement.
[ 2017, c. 235, §25 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF) .]
4. Certificate renewal.   An educational specialist's certificate is issued for a 5-year period and may be renewed in accordance with state board rules, which must require, at a minimum, that the educational specialist, whether employed or unemployed, complete at least 6 semester hours of professional or academic study or the equivalent or in-service training designed to improve the performance of the educational specialist in the field.
[ 2017, c. 235, §25 (NEW); 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2017, c. 235, §25 (NEW). 2017, c. 235, §41 (AFF).