How to Apply: Maryland Approved Program Graduates

Register your account in The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH) and complete an online application.  Be prepared to submit the following as part of your application:

  • Basic Skills tests scores or a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on the most recently earned degree (teacher applicants only)
  • Content and Pedagogy​ test scores (if applicable)
  • An official transcript, to include the degree, date of conferral, and a Maryland Approved Program statement of completion.  Transcripts must be submitted in one of the following ways:
    • Ordered from Parchment (if available), which will be sent directly to TEACH; or
    • Electronically sent to directly from an alternative e-transcript service; or
    • Mailed to the MSDE office of certification directly from the Institution of Higher Education or in a sealed student mailer; or
    • Sent directly to your employer if you are under contract with a Maryland local school district or state-operated school.  

You may track your application status in TEACH.  If you are employed with a Maryland local school district, a nonpublic special education program, or a state-operated school, please work directly with your employer if you have questions about the application process.