Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.
HOW TO RENEW A MARYLAND TEACHER CERTIFICATE:
According to the Maryland Department of Education: “An applicant who receives a certificate is responsible for initiating the renewal of the certificate
- If you are under contract in a Maryland local school system, a non-public school providing services to special education students, or a State institution, your renewal request will be processed by your employer.
- If you are not currently employed in a local school system, non-public school providing services to special education students, or a State institution, please submit the following within 90 days of certificate expiration:
- A cover letter requesting a renewal of your certificate. Please include your full name, email address, last 4 digits of your social security number, and telephone number;
• Six semester hours of acceptable credit “
DEFINITION OF ACCEPTABLE CREDIT
- Credit Earned through a regionally-accredited college/university or through Maryland CDP (Continuing Professional Development) credits
- Must be related to a school assignment
- Earned within that past 5 years immediately preceding the date the certificate is issued
- Earned in required reading course work, if not already completed
Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally-accredited university partners. These institutions are accredited by several accrediting agencies. Our Academic Credit University-Partnered Courses are acceptable for Maryland teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Maryland Department of Education. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.
If you would still like to confirm approval of a course, please feel free to complete and email our Request Course Approval form to the Maryland Department of Education.