High-Quality and Diverse Teachers and Leaders

​Recognizing that quality educators are key to student success, the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future seeks to re-establish the teaching profession. The Blueprint specifically calls for the implementation of a career ladder with increases in salaries for teachers on various steps in the ladder, while also increasing the rigor and depth of teacher preparation programs in an effort to attract and retain the highest performing teachers. 

Partnerships in Implementation

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) are developing a joint plan that outlines how teacher preparation programs and training will be carried out by June 15, 2022 and then prior to September 30, 2022, MSDE and MHEC will work with the teacher preparation programs at institutes of higher education to determine if the current programs are in line with the Blueprint.

Additionally, the MBOE and the Professional Standards Teaching and Education Board (PSTEB) will adopt regulations addressing the requirements for teacher training practicums and several other areas related to teacher preparation programs.