So you need a Maryland Teacher Certification? Here is the step-by-step list:

Traditional Approach

  1. Earn your Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree
  2. Do some student teaching - enough to gain the 180 hours of required experience in the classroom
  3. Pass the Praxis I & Praxis II Exams.
  4. Submit the following:
    • Requested Application
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Also, include copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
      Maryland State Department of Education
      Certification Branch
      200 W. Baltimore Street
      Baltimore, Maryland 21201
      (410) 767-0412
  5. Do you want to renew your Maryland Teacher Certification?*

Alternative Approach for Maryland Certification

Alternatively, you can teach in Maryland before you complete the teacher education program:

  1. Get/Have a college degree
  2. Pass the Pre-Professionals Skills Test (PPST)
  3. Provide official transcripts
  4. Pass the requirements listed above for the traditional Maryland Teacher Certification
  5. Call (207) 624-6603 for more information

Teaching Schools in Maryland

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Maryland

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