Maine's Alternative Certification and Mentoring Program
Maine’s Alternative Certification and Mentoring Program is a partnership between the Maine Department of Education Office of Special Services and the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development.
MACM offers a one- to three-year pathway of intensive, structured mentoring and support for conditionally certified special educators to work toward professional certification.
Conditionally certified special educators receive mentoring from an experienced special educator and take both semesters of Special Education Mentorship, a course designed to meet the needs of new special educators. This seminar course counts toward credits needed for professional certification. Mentoring and coursework begin Fall 2018.
For Professionally Certified Special Educators, MACM supplements Maine Department of Education’s new Teacher Mentoring Training Materials with additional content training to prepare experienced special educators to mentor conditionally certified colleagues. The MACM Mentor Training Institute will be held August 1-3, 2018.
For More Information, please contact:
Valerie M. Smith, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Maine’s Alternative Certification and Mentoring Program
Dates set for MACM Mentor Institute
Save the date: Maine’s Alternative Certification and Mentorship program will hold our Mentor Institute August 1-3, 2018.
New! The list of Summer 2018 Special Education courses offered throughout the UMaine System has been updated to include courses offered at University of Maine at Farmington. Available on the Resources page.
New! The UMaine-Machias Spring 2018 Special Education Bulletin is now available on the Resources page.
New! MACM brochure is now available on the Resources page.