Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Maryland

Become a Teacher in Maryland

Maryland teacher certification

If you aspire to become a teacher, Western Governors University can help. Our online teaching certification programs will prepare you to effectively educate others.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Maryland, you must meet all of Maryland's teacher certification requirements (for those who have attended out-of-state teacher preparation programs), including:

  • Graduation from a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Completion of a teacher education program that is approved to lead to teacher certification in the home state of the program.
  • Passing scores on the basic skills exam.
  • Passing scores on all of the required content and pedagogy exams.
  • All certificate holders are required to have 3 semester hours in inclusion of special needs populations. This coursework is part of WGU’s teacher preparation programs.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Maryland, please check the Maryland Teacher Licensure student handbook article.

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