Maryland teachers who are under contract in a Maryland school system, a non-public school providing services to special education students, or a state institution must initiate the renewal request with their employer by submitting the following:
A cover letter requesting a renewal of your certificate, including full name, email address, last four digits of social security number and telephone number
Six semester hours of acceptable credit:
– Earned or taught at a regionally accredited college or university, or through Maryland-approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits
– Related to a school assignment
– Earned within five years immediately preceding the date the certificate is issued
– Earned in required reading coursework if not already completed (teaching areas only)
Teachers not currently employed in a local school system, non-public school providing services to special education students, or a state institution must submit the requirements within 90 days of certificate expiration.
1 Graduate Credit = 1 Semester Hour
For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Education website.