Teacher Preparation and Program Approval

Teacher Education Overview

​Teacher Preparation and Program Approval implements The Redesign of Teacher Education and Title II federal reporting through program approval. Through sponsorship of the statewide professional development school network, this unit promotes integrated school and teacher education reform. Teacher Preparation and Program Approval works closely with Certification, which awards state certification to qualified applicants.

Maryland Program Approval of College/University-Based Preparation Programs


Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Programs (MAAPP)


Reading Requirements in Maryland


Elementary Literacy Work Group


Teacher and Principal Certification Assessment


Maryland Teacher Staffing Report 2016-2018


Professional Development Schools


Higher Education Act - Title II- Teacher Quality

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses


Quality Teacher Work Group Final Report 


Contact Information

Program Approval and Assessment 
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-0390

Linda Murel
Management Associate & CPD Assistant

Jessica Bancroft
Deputy Director, Division of Educator Effectiveness