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

License Types

Licensure Areas

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

Approved Alternative Preparation Programs


Licensure Assessments

Maryland Teacher Preparation Program Candidates

Portfolio-Based Assessments (edTPA & PPAT)

Specialists and Administrators


Forms/Resources

Individualized Professional Development Plan

Verification of Experience 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 Revocations and Voluntarily Surrendered Licenses




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.
Questions about educator licensure may be sent to certinfo.msde@maryland.gov.


Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-0390
certinfo.msde@maryland.gov


Joy Stith
Management Associate
joy.stith3@maryland.gov


Tamara Deshields-Burns
Manager
tamara.deshields-burns@maryland.gov


Sophia Fitzpatrick
Director
sophia.fitzpatrick@maryland.gov




Contact:

Office: (410) 767-0390
certinfo.msde@maryland.gov