How to Apply: Non-Teaching Degree Holders

If you have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree in a non-education area and are interested in becoming a teacher, you have two options: 

  1. ​Complete a Maryland Approved Program leading to certification in the specific area in which you are interested

  2. Complete an alternative preparation program

You may track your request 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.