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Elementary A.A.T. program

Early Childhood A.A.T.program

ECE Certificate of Mastery

ECE Certificate in Special Education

Resident Teacher Program

Credit Count Route to Certification

Secondary A.A.T.- Chemistry

Secondary A.A.T.- Physics

Secondary A.A.T. -Mathematics

Secondary A.A.T.- Spanish

Praxis Exam

Courses for Certification
Credit Count Pathway

Individuals who have a Bachelorís degree but do not have the necessary background in education can obtain standard teaching certification by:
1) taking specified courses
2) passing the PRAXIS EXAM I and II and
3) teaching for one year under a conditional certificate.

If upon examination by a certification officer of the County Public Schools, all the needed general education courses have been completed, then the following list contains the courses you will need to take. Courses are offered at convenient times during weekends and evenings.

Elementary (1- 8th Grade) Certification
EDU 2030 - Introduction to Special Education
EDU 2050 - Assessment of Students
EDU 2100 - Processes and Acquisition of Reading
EDU 2110 - Instruction of Reading
EDU 2120 - Assessment of Reading
EDU 2130 - Materials for Reading
EDU 2400 - Elementary Methods
PSY 2030 - Child Psychology
PSY 2060 - Educational Psychology

Secondary (7-12th Grade) Certification
EDU 2030 - Introduction to Special Education
EDU 2050 - Assessment of Students
EDU 2140 - Teaching Reading in the Content Areas I
EDU 2150 - Teaching Reading in the Content Areas II
EDU 2400 - Secondary Methods
PSY 2040 - Adolescent Psychology
PSY 2060 - Educational Psychology

Note that school systems in Maryland will only hire individuals on a conditional certificate if they cannot find a certified teacher to fill the position. The only counties that hire large numbers of people under a conditional certificate are Prince George's and Baltimore City.
You can request an evaluation of your credentials from the Maryland State Department of Education.

In order to do so you must:
1 Complete Praxis I in Reading, Writing and Math
2. Compile all your transcripts
3. Write a cover letter and state your name, soc. security number, mailing address, and the area of certification you are seeking.
4. Mail all the above to:
Maryland State Department of Education
Certification Branch
200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD. 21201