Maryland Teacher and Administrator Certification Application Information and Instructions
Note: While we do our best to give you accurate and up to date information about your state requirements, we are not infallible. State requirements change frequently. It is your responsibility, and in your best interest, to double check certification and licensure requirements with your state’s Department of Education.
To be eligible for Maryland Certification, all students must graduate and have their degree posted to their WGU transcript; this includes Bachelor's, Post-Baccalaureate and Master's students.
Maryland accepts direct applications for licensure from those graduating from an out-of-state, approved educator preparation program like those offered by WGU. Follow the steps below to prepare your application for Maryland Licensure. This information can also be found on the Maryland State Department of Education website.
Step 1: Download and fill out the application form. Applicants for administrator certification need to verify at least 27 months of satisfactory teaching performance or satisfactory performance on a professional certificate or satisfactory performance as a certified specialist.
Step 2: Request official transcripts in sealed envelopes from every college you have attended. Two copies of your final WGU transcript will be sent to you along with your diploma upon graduation. If you would like to order additional transcripts, see the Official WGU Transcript Request instructions. Do not request a transcript until you have received notice of graduation, so that your graduation date will appear on your transcript. Be sure to leave your transcripts in the sealed envelopes to be included with your application packet.
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