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:
Applicants with out-of-state teaching experience:
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.