MD Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

Maryland Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

In Maryland, this program leads to a certification in Administrator II (Principal)

Maryland has the following requirements for applicants for Administrator II school principal certification:

1. DEGREE: Possession of a Master's degree.

2. EXPERIENCE: At least 27 months of satisfactory teaching performance or satisfactory performance on a professional certificate or satisfactory performance as a certified specialist 

3. PROGRAM:  Completion of an approved program which leads to certification as a supervisor of instruction, assistant principal, or principal in the home-state of the preparing institution with which Maryland has signed the interstate agreement.

4. EXAM REQUIREMENTS: Pass the following two exams:

1. Maryland Content Exam: SLLA 6990: School Leaders Licensure Assessment

Or, if taken prior to 8/30/2019,SLS 6011: School Leaders License Assessment

You must pass this exam to graduate from the program and be recommended for licensure.
2. WGU Program Requirement:  Beginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in Maryland. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

For further details on Maryland Administrator II certification requirements, please see


WGU requires Educational Leadership candidates to complete a practicum in accordance with the hour requirements listed here.



Visit these links for more important information:

General Information About Licensing in Maryland

Registering for Praxis Exams                                                  
Submitting Exam Scores to WGU
Applying for your Maryland Teaching License


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