Division of Educator Effectiveness

​The Division of Educator Effectiveness​ certifies teachers and other professional personnel; oversees the preparation of education candidates; and approves the educational programs of nonpublic schools.


Key Programs, Services & Resources

Educator Certification

Nonpublic School Approval

Teacher Preparation and Program Approval

Professional Standards & Teacher Education Board



Contact Information

Division of Educator Effectiveness
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-0385

Ruth Downs
Executive Associate 

Sarah Spross
Assistant State Superintendent