State law recommends newly hired staff who teach HE be certified, licensed, or endorsed by the state in HE.
Code of Maryland Regulations 13A.04.18.01 Comprehensive Health Education Instructional Programs for grades Prekindergarten - 12.
K. The local school system shall develop guidelines and procedures for the selection of qualified teachers, and, because the teacher is a vital factor in the program, qualifications such as the following shall be considered:
- (1) Health Education certification; and
- (2) Appropriate specialized training