Maryland - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 

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


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
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