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Divisions > Educator Effectiveness > Program Approval and Assessment Branch
Reading Courses

State required reading competencies were developed in 1999 by the Maryland State Task Force on Reading. The Reading Courses developed by Institutions of Higher Education with Teacher Education programs must be state approved and offered for all programs. Program Approval site visits include comprehensive review of approved reading courses and the implementation of these courses.

Contact Information
Ms. Michelle Dunkle, Coordinator
Program Approval and Assessment Branch
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-0390 or 410-767-0399
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