Facilitating Online MSDE Courses

​Educators interested in facilitating an online MSDE course must:

  • Complete Online Teaching in Maryland with a grade of 80% or higher
  • Complete an MSDE shadowing experience
  • Hold a current Maryland teaching certificate
  • Apply through an RFQ

Online Teaching in Maryland (OTM) is offered each semester: fall, spring, and summer. Please check the current course catalog on MSDE’s eConnect, https://msde.blackboard.com, or click the links in the left navigational bar.

After completing OTM with an 80% or higher, educators are eligible to apply for a shadowing experience.


At the end of each semester, the OTM facilitator will send the shadow request form to course participants. Available shadowing positions are dependent upon the number of courses running each semester. There are no guarantees that an educator will shadow a course in which he or she has content expertise.

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Contact Information

Maryland Online Professional Programs Specialist