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Teacher Qualification
  • Maryland has a broad framework of professional standards, including expectations for what teachers should know and be able to do in terms of teaching ELL students. For teachers certified in ESOL, the state requires adherence to the NCATE/TESOL standards. For all teachers, in addition to NCATE standards.

  • Maryland offers certification in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), an endorsement specifically for teachers who specialize in the instruction of English-language learners. This certification applies to teachers of students in grades preK-12. An individual may obtain initial certification in ESOL in one of the following ways: (1) completion of a Maryland Approved Program (Click here); or (2) completion of coursework requirements as defined through transcript analysis.

  • An individual may add ESOL to an existing professional certificate in one of the following ways: (1) completion of course works requirements; or (2) obtaining a qualifying score on the content-specific test required for certification.

  • Maryland is also exploring the development of universal English-language learner requirements for the initial licensure of all teachers.

  • Please check the Certification Branch website for more information. (Click here)

 

Contact Information

Ilhye Yoon, Title III/ELL Specialist
Division of Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0714
Fax: 410-333-1146
Email: iyoon@msde.state.md.us

Laura Hook, Title III/ELL Specialist
Division of Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-6577
Fax: 410-333-1146
Email: lhook@msde.state.md.us

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