Choose the option that best describes your profile. If you need to learn more about becoming certified in Maryland, visit our Routes to Certification webpage.
I am a graduate of a Maryland-approved educator preparation program.
I am a graduate of an out-of-state approved educator preparation program and do not hold a certificate.
I hold an active professional certificate from another state, completed an out-of-state educator preparation program, and met that state's testing requirements.
I hold (or held) a professional certificate from another state, completed an out-of-state educator preparation program, and have two years of satisfactory, full-time teaching experience.
I hold an active, professional certificate from another state and have three years of satisfactory, full-time teaching experience.
I have a baccalaureate degree or higher and no educator preparation.
I hold an active National Board Certificate.
I have a degree and was prepared for Montessori instruction.
I have a degree from an institution outside the United States.
I hold an active Maryland certificate and I want to add an endorsement.
I want to renew my active Maryland certificate.
I would like to reinstate my expired Maryland certificate.
I am a veteran or the spouse of a veteran.
I am a military service member or spouse that has relocated to Maryland on military orders and holds a professional license in another state.
I am a Public Librarian or Public Library Director.
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