Educator Certification

Getting Started

Ready to Apply?

Visit The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH) today!

Need help?  Check out The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH) Guide for Applicants

Teachers, Administrators, and Specialists

Public Librarians

Testing Information

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

Alice Blackstone
Administrative Specialist 

Tamara Deshields-Burns
Certification Manager

Sophia Fitzpatrick
Director of Certification


Office: (410) 767-0390

Educator Look-Up

Use our Public Search to verify a Maryland Educator Certificate. 

Certification Information Center

Certification inquiries may be sent to

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 certification needs.

Normal Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Certification Information Center is closed on state holidays.

MSDE communicates to applicants and existing educators via email. Keep your email address up to date in The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH)

Maryland Certificate Revocations and Voluntary Surrenders

Revocation information is updated on a monthly basis. To request further information, please visit the Maryland Public Information Act webpage.