Maryland Consolidated Perkins and Methods of Administration (MOA) Monitoring Program

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is guided by the Maryland CTE Four-Year State Plan and Methods of Administration (MOA) Plan, which were approved by the US Department of Education in 2020, and led by the Office of College and Career Pathways at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The Office of College and Career Pathways is committed to ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality CTE programs of study. All school systems (41 School Regions), community colleges, juvenile residential facilities, and adult correctional facilities that implement CTE programs of study are required to be monitored for access, equity, and quality as defined by Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and MOA. The Office of College and Career Pathways, in partnership with stakeholders, developed the Maryland Consolidated Perkins and Methods of Administration (MOA) Monitoring Program, a holistic approach to monitor compliance of MOA and Perkins V requirements and measure the effectiveness of CTE statewide. Monitoring is performed on-site or virtually by diverse teams. Team members participate in training and have expertise in industry, higher education, secondary education, and equity. Outcomes from compliance monitoring are used to inform technical assistance, professional learning experiences, and resources to support the implementation of practices that support equity and excellence in CTE programs statewide.

The Consolidated Perkins and MOA Monitoring Plan provides a comprehensive overview of the monitoring process. Review criteria documents define evidence that is collected to demonstrate compliance with federal and state requirements for CTE. 


Richard Kincaid
Senior Director, Office of Career and College Pathways
Office: (410) 767-0426