Maryland - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Area: 
Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

The Maryland State Department of Education creates the standards required for teacher preparation program approval.

Body: 

The process for the approval of programs that prepare professionally certified personnel shall include the use of Department-approved standards. The Department shall approve standards that are performance based, reflect contemporary thinking, and are supported by research, best practice, and expert opinion. All Maryland-approved programs for teacher certification shall also include reading courses in early childhood, elementary, secondary, PreK—12, and generic special education.

Adopting Authority: 
State Department of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/15/2016