Division of Educator Certification and Program Approval

​The Division of Educator Certification and Program Approval​ certifies teachers and other professional personnel; oversees the preparation of educator candidates; and approves the educational programs of nonpublic schools.


Key Programs, Services & Resources


Contact Information

Division of Educator Certification and Program Approval
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-0385

Ruth Downs
Executive Associate

Sarah Spross
Assistant State Superintendent