Members, you are responsible for being aware of your certification status. You can always check your status by visiting the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) website and then search in the middle column under the Educator Certification section for what applies to you. Contact Alice Blackstone or Kelly Meadows at 410.767.0406 with any questions you may have.
Maryland State Approved Reading Courses for Teachers
In July 1998 the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) passed regulatory amendments that increase the amount of reading coursework current and prospective teachers must complete. Regular and special education teachers at the early childhood and elementary levels have to complete 12 semester hours in specific reading coursework.
Regular and special education teachers at the secondary level, as well as teachers with M-12 certification, have to complete 6 semester hours in coursework. The course requirements are consistent for teachers applying for an initial certificate and for those seeking certificate renewal.
Please click here to access a list of approved reading courses offered by Maryland colleges and universities. Also, please remember that it is the responsibility of the holder of this certificate to know the current certification requirements and to renew this certificate prior to the expiration date.