Educator Licensure

Public Search for Maryland License Holders

Use our Public Search to verify a Maryland educator credential.

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Getting Started

Pathways to Initial Licensure

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Expedited Processing and Portability of Professional Licenses of Service Members and Their Spouses​​​

Licensure FAQ​

Teach MD​ Incentives

National Board Certification

Maryland Educator Credential Holders

Renewal and Advancement

Individualized Professional Development Plan

Professional Development Points​

Reinstatement of an Expired License

Adding a New Area of Licensure to an Existing License

Public Librarians

Requirements for Librarians

Educator Preparation

Approved Programs

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Licensure Assessments

Maryland Teacher Preparation Program Candidates & Content Assessments

Portfolio-Based Assessments (edTPA & PPAT)

Specialists and Administrators


Individualized Professional Development Plan

Verification of Experience Form

Verification of Program Form

Verification of Experience for Military Service Members and Spouses Form

Attestation of Certificate Status for Military Service Members and Spouses Form

Maryland Approved Foreign Evaluation Agencies

List of Special Education Courses for Specialists and Administrators

List of Revocations and Voluntarily Surrendered Licenses

Training Resources

Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship

Licensure Information Center

If you are under contract with a Maryland public school system, nonpublic special education facility, or a State-operated school, please contact your employer to discuss your licensure needs.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on state holidays.
Interpreter services are available to provide help in your language.
Questions about educator licensure may be sent to

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Joy Stith
Management Associate

Tamara Deshields-Burns

Sophia Fitzpatrick


Office: (410) 767-0390