Somerset County School District

Look at  News and Announcements on the Homepage to find out about Community Substance Abuse Presentations to be held at Crisfield High and Washington High on February 20 and February 21 respectively............Look at SCPS Safety & Security Measures.  They are located on News and Announcements on this Homepage and under the News dropdown under SCPS Safety & Security Measures.
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Teaching Certification

MD State Teacher Certification

Individuals seeking teaching positions within the SCPS system must obtain a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Teaching Certificate. See the links below for information on how to apply for Initial Credential:

Applicants with no teaching experience:

Graduate of a Maryland Approved Program (MAP)

Graduate of an Out-of-State Approved Educator Program

Hold a Valid Professional Certificate from Another State

Bachelor’s Degree

 

Applicants with out-of-state teaching experience:

Hold a Valid Professional Certificate from Another State (two years of satisfactory, full-time teaching experience)

Hold a Valid Professional Certificate from Another State (three years of satisfactory, full-time teaching experience)

 

Other applicants:

Degree from Outside the United States

Previously Held a Maryland Educator Certificate

Veteran, Current Service Member, Spouse of a Veteran, or Surviving Spouse of a Veteran

 

Provisional teachers seeking secondary certification, who already have a Bachelor’s degree in an area other than education and wish to become certified teachers in Maryland, may be able to take coursework at Wor-Wic Community College to achieve MSDE Certification. Please refer to the information found on their Education Resources page.  For additional information, or to speak with a counselor, you can also contact the registrar’s office at Wor-Wic Community College at 410-334-2905.

Note: Other online colleges and universities in Maryland offer the coursework necessary to achieve secondary certification. Please contact the college or university of your choice for their course offerings.