How to Apply: Educator Preparation Program Graduates with an Out-of-State Certificate and Experience

Register your account in The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH) and complete an online application.  Be prepared to submit the following as part of your application:

  • A copy of your active or expired professional out-of-state certificate/license, to include the area of certification you are seeking;
  • Verification of Experience form(s) demonstrating a minimum of three years of satisfactory experience in the certification area you are seeking;
  • An official transcript demonstrating completion of an educator preparation program approved in the state in which it is physically located leading to certification in the area you are seeking.  Transcripts must be submitted in one of the following ways:
    • Ordered from Parchment, which will be sent directly to TEACH; or
    • Electronically sent to certificationtranscripts.msde@maryland.gov directly an alternative e-transcript service; or
    • Mailed to the MSDE office of certification directly from the Institution of Higher Education or in a sealed student mailer; or
    • Sent directly to your employer if you are under contract with a Maryland local school district or state-operated school.  

You may track your application status in TEACH.  If you are employed with a Maryland local school district, a nonpublic special education program, or a state-operated school, please work directly with your employer if you have questions about the application process.