The Maryland Seal Of Biliteracy

Maryland's Seal of Biliteracy

The Maryland Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by participating public school systems that recognizes a student’s high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages other than English.

Begun in California in 2011, the Seal of Biliteracy is now offered in 50 states and Washington, DC. Maryland’s Seal of Biliteracy Bill was signed into law in 2016.

Most of Maryland’s school systems award the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy to eligible graduating seniors. For more information about applying for the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy, contact your local World Languages Office.


Carol Van Dermark
World Language Specialist, Office of Instructional Programs and Services
Office: (410) 767-0754