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Schools Offering Education Programs in Maine


Each year, approximately 4.1% of Maine graduates receive degrees in education. In other words, every year an estimated 1,110 education professionals graduate from Maine's 17 education schools.

Top Schools

University of Maine, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a education program. It is located in Orono. In 2010, University of Maine graduated 346 students from its education program. Tuition at University of Maine was $10,142 per year.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which is located in Standish, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a education program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 70 students graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine education program. Saint Joseph's College of Maine charged in-state students $27,345 in tuition fees per year.

University of Southern Maine, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a education program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, 172 students graduated from University of Southern Maine education program. The tuition rate at University of Southern Maine was $8,538 per year.

Cost

Education schools in Maine, charge students an average tuition of $12,081 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $29,330 per year, or as little as $3,124 per year. In 2010, the education schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maine were:

  1. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 per year
  2. Maine College of Art - located in Portland, students are charged $28,695 per year
  3. Saint Joseph's College of Maine - located in Standish, students are charged $27,345 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Maine education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year
  3. Central Maine Community College - located in Auburn, students are charged $3,510 per year

An education degree from a Maine school... what next?

education graduates in Maine can go into a variety of professions such as postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and health specialties teacher. In 2010, there were 6,000 education professional working in Maine, including 370 instructional coordinators, 620 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 250 postsecondary teachers. The following counties have the largest number of Maine education professionals:

  1. Cumberland County - 3,480 education professionals
  2. Aroostook County - 850 education professionals
  3. Penobscot County - 630 education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of education professionals is expected to grow by 5% by 2018. There are projected to be 11,400 education professionals working in Maine then. Of these 11,400 education professionals, the government predicts that 450 will be instructional coordinators, an unknown number will be postsecondary vocational teachers, and an unknown number will be postsecondary teachers.

Salary

On average, education professionals earn $59,929 per year. However, this number is only an average. Education professional in Maine had varying salaries from $21,040 to $147,670 per year in 2010. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for education professionals are:

  1. Penobscot County - $57,474 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $55,427 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $50,940 per year

Education professionals in the following counties in Maine make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Androscoggin County - $43,183 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $50,940 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $55,427 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Business Teacher - $84,970 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $81,300 per year
  3. Health Specialties Teacher - $76,460 per year

On average, the lowest paid education professionals in Maine were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $45,210 per year
  2. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $43,130 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine statistics regarding a career in education and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as teaching or elementary education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Education in Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Education in Maine
  • Doctoral Degree in Education in Maine
  • Certificate in Education in Maine

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education n/a $45,420
2
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors n/a $58,910
3
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 2,840 $46,720 -15.0%
4
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 770 $45,210 -30.0%
5
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 620 $43,130 93.8%
6
Instructional Coordinators 370 $52,750 12.1%
7
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 320 $84,970 10.3%
8
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 290 $65,670 11.5%
9
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 250 $53,610
10
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 180 $69,150 -10.0%
11
Education Administrators, All Other 170 $55,780 -10.5%
12
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $76,460 -50.0%
13
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $81,300 -18.2%
 

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