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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Maine

Each year, roughly 3.6% of Maine students graduate with degrees in teaching. Thus, Maine's 19 teaching schools put out approximately 986 teachers each year.

Top Schools

University of Maine, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a teaching program. It is located in Orono. 320 students graduated with a degree in teaching from University of Maine in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Maine was $10,142 per year.

The second-ranked school in Maine that has a teaching program is Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Standish. 29 students graduated with degree in teaching from Saint Joseph's College of Maine in 2010. Tuition at Saint Joseph's College of Maine was $27,345 per year.

The third-ranked school in Maine that has a teaching program is University of Southern Maine. University of Southern Maine, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, 160 students graduated from University of Southern Maine teaching program. Students at University of Southern Maine paid $8,538 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Maine's teaching schools ranges from $29,330 per year to $3,124 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,449 per year. In 2010, the teaching 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 following Maine teaching schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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. Southern Maine Community College - located in South Portland, students are charged $3,395 per year

A teaching degree from a Maine school... what next?

teaching graduates in Maine can go into a variety of professions such as primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. If you decide to work as a teacher in Maine, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 10,050 Maine teacher as of 2010. This number includes 290 english teachers, 1,320 primary school education administrators, and 580 education administrators. The largest populations of Maine teacher are working in the following counties:

  1. Cumberland County - 5,730 teachers
  2. Aroostook County - 1,450 teachers
  3. Penobscot County - 1,040 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of teachers in Maine will grow by 3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 15,050 teachers working in Maine. The greatest growth for teacher is predicted to be amongst Instructional Coordinators, who are expected to increase by 12% by 2018.


On average, teachers earn $61,263 per year. But, salaries for teacher can vary. In 2010, teacher made as little as less than $21,040 per year or as much as more than $147,670 per year in Maine. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for teachers are:

  1. Penobscot County - $59,287 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $59,088 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $52,593 per year

Teachers in the following counties in Maine make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Androscoggin County - $48,495 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $52,593 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $59,088 per year

On average, the highest paid teachers in Maine were:

  1. Business Teacher - $84,970 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $81,300 per year
  3. Education Administrator - $79,100 per year

On average, the lowest paid teachers in Maine were:

  1. Special Education Teacher - $44,420 per year
  2. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $43,130 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in teaching in Maine and to compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education n/a $45,420
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors n/a $58,910
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 2,840 $46,720 -15.0%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 1,800 $44,420 5.9%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 1,320 $72,620 -9.0%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 770 $45,210 -30.0%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 620 $43,130 93.8%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 580 $79,100 -3.3%
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 520 $60,760
Instructional Coordinators 370 $52,750 12.1%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 320 $84,970 10.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 290 $65,670 11.5%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 250 $53,610
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 180 $69,150 -10.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 100 $76,460 -50.0%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $81,300 -18.2%

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