Adding an Endorsement

Teachers

Additional teaching areas may be added to a Teacher's certificate by meeting one of the following requirements:

1. Credit Count

  • For elementary or early childhood education, obtains 30 credits distributed across the four content areas of English, social studies, math, and science, with at least 6 credits in each content area
  • For secondary, middle school, or prek-12 education, obtains 30 credits at least 15 of which are in the area for which the new certification is sought and 15 of which are in content-related areas
  • For special education, obtains 30 credits of which at least 15 credits are in the age-appropriate area of special education and 15 are in related areas

To request an endorsement via credit count, please submit the following:
    • ​A cover letter with your name, mailing address, last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, personal email address, and the area of certification you are seeking.  ​
    • Official transcript(s) in an unopened mailer (if not previously submitted) for all course work taken (community college, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, if applicable) Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable​​.

2. Passing the Praxis Content Assessment

  • Obtain a qualifying score as established by the State Superintendent of Schools on the content-specific tests required for certification

​To request an endorsement via test, please submit the following:
    • ​A cover letter with your name, mailing address, last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, personal email address, and the area of certification you are seeking. ​
    • Score report showing qualifying scores on the Praxis content or ACTFL​ content assessment.

To add an Administrator or Specialist area to a Teaching certificate, the individual​ must meet the requirements specific to that area

Specialists

In Maryland, each specialist area has individual qualifications. Please click on the area below to view the requirements of certification.


Administrators/Supervisors

In Maryland, each administrator and supervisor area has individual qualifications. Please click on the area below to view the requirements of certification.