If you decide that you want to get a teaching degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 3 teaching schools in Portland, Maine. With an overall population of 64,249 and a student population of 10,424, approximately 10,156 of Portland students attend one of Portland's schools that offer teaching programs.
University of Southern Maine is the largest teaching school in Portland, based on student population. In 2010, University of Southern Maine graduated approximately 70 students with credentials in teaching.
In 2010, 178 students graduated with a teaching degree in Portland. If you decide to attend one of Portland's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average of $32,363 per year in instate tuition and $38,468 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,650 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a teaching program in Portland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,410 per year, on average, for room and board at Portland-based teaching schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $22,291.
If you plan on staying in Portland after graduating from teaching school, you should know that job prospects for teachers in Portland, which is the most popular teaching profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,190 teachers in Maine. Of these teachers, 710 were working in the greater Portland area. Portland's teacher workforce is projected to 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 Portland is $48,530 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for teachers.
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