- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Divisions
  Overview
  Academic Policy & Innovation
  Accountability, Assessment, and Data Systems
  Career and College Readiness
  Communications, Partnerships, and Grants
  Curriculum, Assessment & Accountability
  Educator Effectiveness
     Program Approval and Assessment Branch
     Overview
     Certification Branch
        Site Map
     Nonpublic School Approval Branch
  Early Childhood Development
  Finance
  Information Technology
  Library Services
  Office of the State Superintendent
  Rehabilitation Services
  Special Education and Early Intervention
  Student, Family, and School Support
Divisions
Divisions > Educator Effectiveness > Certification Branch > Teacher Preparation
Maryland Approved Programs

Approved Programs

Maryland Approved Programs for Professionally Certified Personnel
Currently there are 23 institutions of higher education (4 year) with Maryland approved programs.



State Requirements

Required Reading Course Work

In July 1998, the State Board of Education increased the number of reading credits for teachers at all educational levels.  Certificate holders with certification in early childhood education, elementary education, and special education at those levels are required to complete 12 semester hours in reading.  Certificate holders with certification in a secondary content are, special education at that level, and PreK-12 disciplines are required to complete 6 semester hours in reading.   For a complete listing of approved reading course work, click here. (Adobe Acrobat Format, requires the Free Adobe Acrobat reader).

Alternative to Completing Course Work

Applicants or current certificate holders with certification in early childhood, elementary, or special education at the early childhood and elementary levels may test out of the reading requirement (12 semester hours) by meeting the qualifying score on the above Praxis II assessment.  
 

Reading

Teaching Reading: Elementary Education (mc & cr - 2 hr)

5203 162

 

 


Contact Information
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
MSDE Privacy Statement Disclaimer  | Copyright © 2003 MSDE