Division of Educator Effectiveness

The Division of Educator Effectiveness certifies teachers and other professional personnel; oversees the preparation of educator candidates; and approves the educational programs of nonpublic schools.

Key Programs, Services & Resources

General licensure 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 licensure needs.


Nichole Crowder
Executive Associate
Office: (410) 767-0385

Kelly Meadows
Assistant State Superintendent
Office: (410) 767-0385

Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Prevention
(Md. Code, Educ., 6-113.2)

Md. Code, Educ., 6-113.2 applies to local boards of education, nonpublic schools, and contracting agencies that contract with a county board education or nonpublic school to provide a service to a school or the students of a school.  The law establishes a process, including requirements for specific documentation regarding whether an individual has ever been disciplined for allegations of “child sexual abuse” or “sexual misconduct,” for the hiring of public school and nonpublic school employees who have direct contact with minors.  Code of Maryland Regulation, 13A.07.14 establishes the general provisions to comply with the law.