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Maryland Teaching Certificate


The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH). TEACH has replaced the previous application system, which was disabled April 20, 2022.

  • ALL existing certificate holders, including CCPS certificated educators must complete a one-time registration by visiting TEACH at
  • Click the link to access the TEACH Registration Guide TEACH Applicant Guide (
  • CCPS Educators will continue to work directly with your Certification Specialist regarding any changes to their Maryland Certificate.
  • Only after CCPS has informed you that you are eligible for the renewal should you initiate and submit a renewal application in TEACH

Applications for teaching positions with Charles County Public Schools must be completed online through the CCPS website using Applitrack (CCPS Employment Application).

If you become employed as a teacher with Charles County Public Schools, your Certification Specialist will work with you to secure a Maryland Teaching Certificate.

Otherwise, to obtain a Maryland Teaching Certificate you must work directly with the Maryland State Department of Education and complete the following:

CCPS Certification Specialists

Jill Rechord-Monegain  
Employees Alpha A-K
Barbara Simmons  
Employees Alpha L-Z
  1. Complete the online application for a Maryland Teaching Certificate at The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH)
  2. Send the following documents to the Maryland State Department of Education at 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201:
    • Letter requesting a Maryland Teaching Certificate listing certification area/s needed;
    • Sealed Official Transcripts from all colleges attended;
    • Original Test Scores
    • Praxis I or out-of-state scores or;
    • SAT scores prior to April 1995, of 1000 or above or;
    • SAT scores after April 1995, of 1100 or above or;
    • ACT scores of 24 or above or;
    • GRE scores prior to September 1, 2011, of 1000 or;
    • GRE scores after September 1, 2011, of 297 and;
    • Praxis II content and pedagogy test scores or;
    • Out-of-state content and pedagogy test scores
    • Copy of any out-of-state teaching certificates you currently hold or have held
    • Verification of previous teaching experience