Certification Areas

Maryland issues certificates in the following areas:

Teaching Areas


Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
Elementary Education, grades 1-6
Mathematics Instructional Leader, PreK-6 (endorsement only)
Instructional Leader: STEM, PreK-6

Middle School Areas: (4-9)

English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science 
Social Studies
Mathematics Instructional Leader  (endorsement only) 

General Secondary Content Areas: (7-12)

Agriculture/Agribusiness and Renewable Natural Resources
Biology
Business Education
Chemistry
Computer Science
Earth/Space Science
English
Environmental Science
Family and Consumer Sciences
Geography
History
Marketing
Mathematics
Physical Science
Physics
Political Science
Professional and Technical Education
Social Studies
Specialized Professional Areas 
Speech Communication
Technology Education
Theater
Work-Based Learning Coordinator (endorsement only)

Special Education

 Infant/primary (birth - grade 3)
 Elementary/middle (grades 1-8)
 Secondary/adult (grades 6-12)
 Hearing Impaired
 Severely and Profoundly Disabled
 Visually Impaired 

Specialty Areas (PreK-12)

 American Sign Language
 Art
 Dance
 English for Speakers of Other Languages
 Environmental Education
 Health
 Music
 Physical Education
 World Languages

Transcript Analysis requirements for each of the areas listed above can be found in COMAR 13A.12.02​

Administrative or Supervisory Areas


Superintendent
Supervisors of Instruction, Assistant Principals, and Principals
Library Media Administrator
Supervisor of Guidance
Supervisor of School Psychological Services
Supervisor of Pupil Personnel
Supervisor of Special Education
Supervisor of Teachers of Hearing Impaired

Requirements for each of the areas listed above can be found in COMAR 13A.12.04​

Specialist Areas


Gifted & Talented Specialist
School Counselor
Library Media Specialist
Pupil Personnel Worker
Reading Specialist
Reading Teacher
Psychometrist
School Psychologist
School Social Worker

Requirements for each of the areas listed above can be found in COMAR 13A.12.03​