TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CREDENTIAL
What Is the Technical Assistance Credential?
Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network, in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services, the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, and Kennebec Valley Community Action Program developed the Maine Technical Assistance Credential in recognition that the best professional development provides practitioners with continuous learning activities that are aligned with each other and include technical assistance approaches that support the implementation of evidence-based practices.
The Maine Technical Assistance Credential has been developed with the understanding that when Technical Assistance (TA) professionals have appropriate knowledge and experience in specific subject matter, an understanding of adult learning, and both the knowledge and skills in technical assistance pedagogy, they can more effectively support others in their ongoing professional learning. The Credential has been designed to promote and incorporate all of these integral factors and was based on the Technical Assistance Competencies for Maine’s Early Childhood Workforce. This credential is designed for TA professionals who act as a mentor, coach, consultant, and/or peer-to-peer network facilitator who are able to document specific knowledge, skills, dispositions, training, and experience required by this credential.
Each Maine Credential requires the following components:
- Documentation of specific training and/or education requirements.
- Submission of evidence documenting understanding and mastery of the competencies defined in each Maine Credential.
- Feedback or other documentation regarding the practitioner’s engagement with professionals.
- An on-site visit consisting of an observation and/or interview.
Maine's Technical Assistance Competencies
TA Competencies Self-Assessment Checklist
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