Biddeford has a general population of 20,942 and an overall student population of 4,493. Approximately 4,493 of Biddeford's students are enrolled in schools that offer teaching programs.
Biddeford's largest teaching school is University of New England. Approximately 6 students graduated in 2010 from University of New England with credentials in teaching.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in teaching in Biddeford in 2010. In 2009 tuition at teaching schools in Biddeford was $27,920 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,350 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Biddeford. And if you live on campus at one of the Biddeford-based teaching schools, you will have an added expense of $10,870 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Biddeford after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Biddeford, which is the most popular teaching profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 teachers in Maine were working in the greater Biddeford area. The government projects that the number of teachers in Biddeford will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for teachers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a teacher in Biddeford is $46,560 per year, which is lower than the average for teachers state-wide.