Educator Certification

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Visit The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH) today!

Need help?  Check out The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH) Guide for Applicants

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​Contact Information

Certification
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-0390

Nichole Crowder
Management Associate

Alice Blackstone
Administrative Specialist 
Danielle Clinton-Williams
Section Chief

Karla Henriquez
Director



Contact:

Educator Certification
Division of Educator Certification and Program Approval
Office: (410) 767-0390
certinfo.msde@maryland.gov


Educator Look-Up

Use our Public Search to verify a Maryland Educator Certificate. 

Certification Information Center

Certification inquiries may be sent to certinfo.msde@maryland.gov

If you are under contract with a Maryland public school system, nonpublic special education facility, or a State-operated school, please contact your employer to discuss your certification needs.

Normal Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Certification Information Center is closed on state holidays.

The MSDE communicates to applicants and existing educators via email. Keep your email address up to date in The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH)

Maryland Certificate Revocations and Voluntary Surrenders

Revocation information is updated on a monthly basis. To request further information, please visit the Maryland Public Information Act webpage.

National Board Certification Fee Incentive Program