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(Earned baccalaureate or higher degree in a non-education area; transcript analysis)

Step 1.
You have three choices:
         a. Complete a Maryland Approved Program leading to certification in the specifc
             area in which you are interested;
         b. Complete an alternative preparation program; or
         c. Complete transcript analysis requirements.

Step 2.
  To request a transcript analysis via US mail,submit all of the following:

  • Qualifying scores on  the Basic Skills  and Praxis II content  (if applicable) or ACTFL content assessments.  Additional tests may be required for full professional certification but are not needed for an initial evaluation.  A photocopy of the score report is acceptable.
  • 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 and date of conferral.  Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable.
  • A cover letter with your name, complete mailing address, date of birth,social security number, and the area of certification for which you are seeking an evaluation.  Day time telephone number and personal e-mail address are encouraged.

  You may request one initial evaluation per year.

  Send your complete packet to the following address:

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

Step 3:  

We will review your academic credentials and send you an evaluation with the requirements needed for certification in the area requested. Once you have met all    requirements indicated on the evaluations, we will email a Statement of Eligibility with additional directions for application for the certificate.


Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410 767-0412 or toll free 1 (866) 772-8922
TTY/TDD:  (410) 333-6442
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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