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Divisions > Educator Effectiveness > Program Approval and Assessment Branch
Maryland Program Approval of College/University-Based Preparation Programs

Conducts program approval and national accreditation reviews of more than 300 professional educator certification programs at 23 colleges and universities in Maryland through Redesign Performance Criteria which determine the level of implementation of the state policy known as the Redesign of Teacher Education.

  • Maryland Approved Programs for Professionally Approved Certified Personnel (July 2016)
  • Maryland Institutional Performance Criteria (based on the Redesign of Teacher Education) (revised September 2014)
  • 1995 Task Force report (known as The Redesign of Teacher Education)
  • Teacher Preparation Approval and Accreditation Advisory Committee Final Report
  • Proposal Guidelines for New/Modified Educator Preparation Programs (Revised Spring 2014)
  • 2011 Maryland Teacher Preparation Improvement Plan (TPIP) Template
  • Ad Hoc Middle Level Work Group Report Final Report, December 2009

    Institutions of Higher Education with 2000 or more full-time equivalent students are required through Maryland statute §11-208 to receive and maintain national accreditation through NCATE in conjunction with state program approval. The state has a partnership agreement with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for the required national accreditation.

    Maryland / NCATE / CAEP Information

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

    Related Standards

  • Maryland Essential Dimensions of Teaching Standards
  • CCSSO's Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards (April 2011)

  • Contact Information


    Dr. Maggie Madden and Ms. Michelle Dunkle
    Program Approval Specialists
    Maryland State Department of Education
    200 West Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201


    410-767-0412 OR Toll Free: 1-866-772-8922

    Monday - Friday: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 12:15 – 4:15 P.M.

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