ABOUT MEC

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Maine Educators Consortium (MEC), a small non-profit organization founded in 2009, was established for the purpose of identifying and addressing Maine’s need for accredited, application-based, and educator-driven professional education courses.   Since 2009, MEC has designed and delivered these college-accredited courses to over 12,000 Maine educators.   MEC’s courses, designed “by educators for educators”,  are relevant, educator-friendly, and applicable.  The course structure allows for an educator to learn, create, practice, and evaluate material relative to their individual school setting.  Time spent applying course knowledge and material to daily individual setting is considered in determining required course hours. MEC closely monitors the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) site to ensure course alignment with Maine’s rigorous academic standards, aligned curricula,  and Maine’s “Plan for Putting Learners First”.

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Maine Educators’ Consortium also works closely with the Maine Department of Education to identify and offer courses that meet Maine’s educator/administrative needs.

MEC specializes in those courses which are often  “hard to find”. For more information please contact director@maineeducator.com

NOTICE: TERMS OF USE

MEC POLICIES

STUDENT DISABILITY –

Please consult with Director prior to course registration.

MAINE EDUCATORS’ CONSORTIUM (MEC) Is dedicated to providing equal access to students with documented disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.

MEC prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability and takes action to prevent such discrimination by providing reasonable accommodations to eligible students with disabilities.

Due to MEC’s highly condensed intensive 6 week course format, MEC requires a letter of intent to register at least three weeks prior to a course starting date . Completed Documentation Verification* must be received at least two weeks prior to course starting date.  We recognize that to disclose any disability is a personal choice that every applicant may exercise. We respect this choice; however, a student requesting adaptations/accommodations/considerations due to his/her documented disability is required to self-disclose prior to registering and attending to assure that MEC’s Director receives all necessary support information and documentation.

Procedure for Students Requesting Disability Support Services* It is the responsibility of a student with disabilities to complete the following steps to be considered for course accommodations .

  1. Contact Maine Educators’ Consortium director@maineeducator.com with intent to declare disability and needed accommodations. Disability forms available upon request.
  2. Contact authorized medical professional to complete the Disabilty Eligibility form. Please advise medical professional to mail form/s directly to MEC two weeks prior to course starting date.
  3. Complete an intake interview with MEC Executive Director (in person, by phone, or via email) to discuss documentation and accommodation history to determine one’s disability status and needs. These determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.

PLEASE NOTE: MEC has final determination on providing student accommodations.  This decision is based upon specifics of the individual’s disability-related needs in conjunction with MEC’s unique operational system.

Accommodations do not include remedial interventions.

STATE AND FEDERAL Policies- available on request:

Maine Educators’ Consortium By-Laws
Conflict of Interest-Whistleblower
Record Retention
Non- Discrimination PolicyCode of Ethics

MEC TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT

Disclaimer: MEC Professional Education courses are not considered as part of a degree-granting program and are not part of any specific program addressing completion of certification/licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with their Certification/Licensing agent to identify specific state and individual certification/licensure requirements. Maine Department of Education- Certification Department, 23 State House Station,  Augusta, ME 04333-0023  207-624-6603 https://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/requirements.html cert@maine.gov

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