Maryland Approved Program Graduates

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Maryland Approved Program (MAP) graduates must submit the following:
  • An official transcript, which must show the degree, date of conferral, and the Maryland Approved Program statement of completion. Student copies in an unopened mailer are also acceptable​.
  • Basic Skills tests scores (teacher applicants only)
  • Content and Pedagogy​ test scores (if applicable)
  • An initial application for certification
  • A cover letter with your name, mailing address, last 4 digits of your social security number, date of birth, personal email address, and the area of certification you are seeking.  

Mail your complete packet to the following address:
                Maryland State Department of Education
                  Certification Branch
                  200 W. Baltimore Street
                  Baltimore, MD 21201

Document may be sent electronically to certdocuments.msde@maryland.gov
Transcripts must come to this address directly from the Institute of Higher Education or an e-transcript service.  Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.

The Certification Branch will determine your eligibility​ and notify you via email