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(Maryland Approved Program [In-state] graduate)

If you have submitted your transcript which contains the MD approved program statement and your tests scores (if applicable) are on file, please submit your initial application for certification.

If you choose to send your materials via U.S. mail, complete the following:

Step 1.
Complete a Maryland Approved Program (MAP) outlined by the  college/university you have attended

Step 2.
In addition to completing a MAP, you must meet  Maryland's qualifying scores on all required teacher certification tests ( Basic skills and Praxis II or ACTFL).

Step 3.
 Submit the following:

  • Official transcript(s) in an unopened mailer for all course work taken (community college, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, if applicable).  Your transcript must show the degree, date of conferral, and the Maryland Approved Program statement  Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable.
  • Qualifying scores for the required certification tests (if applicable): Basic skills and Praxis II or ACTFL. Your test scores may be noted on a college transcript or you may send a photocopy of the original score report; and
  • A cover letter with your name, complete mailing address,social security number, date of birth, personal email address, and the area of certification you are seeking.  Day time telephone number is encouraged.  

    Send your complete packet to the following address:

                Maryland State Department of Education
                  Certification Branch
                  200 W. Baltimore Street
                  Baltimore, MD 21201

Step 4.
We will determine your eligibility for certification and notify you by email.

Contact Information

Maryland State Department of Education 

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 767-0412 or toll free 1-866-772-8922

TTY/TDD:  (410) 333-6442
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