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Divisions > Educator Effectiveness > Certification Branch > Certification Information > Apply
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How to Apply for an Initial Credential

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I am a  graduate of a Maryland Approved Program.

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I am a graduate of an out-of-state approved educator preparation program.

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I hold a valid professional certificate from another state.

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I hold (or held) a valid professional certificate from another state and I have two years of satisfactory, full-time teaching experience.

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I hold a valid, professional certificate from another state and I have three years of satisfactory, full-time teaching experience.

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I have a baccalaureate degree or higher and no educator preparation.

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I have a degree from an institution outside the United States.

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I  hold a valid Maryland certificate and I want to add another credentialling area (an endorsement).

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I hold a Maryland certificate and I want to renew my certificate.

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I held a valid Maryland certificate and I want to reinstate my certificate.

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I hold a baccalaureate or higher degree and I am interested in alternative certification.

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12.  I am a veteran or the spouse of a veteran. Enter Button
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Contact Information
Certification Assistance Line
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 

410-767-0412 ortoll free 1-866-772-8922

TTY/TDD: 

410-333-6442

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