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Teacher Certification

Current SMCPS teachers can request an evaluation of their credentials for other endorsement areas by following these directions.

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​Directions on how to view credits submitted to Human Resources

​Directions on how to​ ​submit your Professional​ ​Development Plan (PDP)

​Directions on how to access a copy of your Teaching Certificate on Credentials Access Center (CAC)

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SMCPS teachers can send their certification questions to

Teachers, specialists, and administrators working in Maryland public schools must be eligible for a Maryland Teaching Certificate. Individuals seeking certification in Maryland can submit their application for certification to the Maryland State Department of Education by accessing their certification website.

If you are a current certificated employee of SMCPS, you can check the status of your certification by logging in to the MSDE website.

If you hold a degree with no certification you may contact a college of your choice that offers a program leading towards teacher certification. You must also pass the PRAXIS I and II tests for beginning teachers. For more information on the PRAXIS Series call 609-771-7395 or visit the Educational Testing Service website.

For further information on Maryland certification requirements, please contact the Maryland State Department of Education at (410) 767-0412 or visit the MSDE website.