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New Teacher Certification

Maryland Certification

  • Completed Maryland Department of Education Application.
  • Certification Fee Authorization Form.
  • A copy of a current Maryland or Out-of-State teaching certificate.
  • A copy of all test taken for certification.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Verification of Experience from previous school systems.

Get certified through MSDE

Conditional Certificate

  • Valid 2 years for 12 credit hours or less plus test .
  • 2 certificates, valid 2 years each 13+ credit hours plus test(s).
  • Provisional Contract (valid 1 year).
  • Conditionally certified teachers must complete 6 semester hours of credit towards full certification by the end of the first conditional certificate year.
  • Courses may be taken for undergraduate or graduate credits.
  • Reading course may be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.
  • Failure to complete certification requirements by the expiration date of a current conditional certificate will result in termination.

Contact Us

  • Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sasscer Administration Building is open on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment only.

  • The Certification Office staff is teleworking Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and will respond to email and telephone messages.

  • Additionally, the U.S. mail delivery to the office is delayed. Any correspondence that can be scanned/emailed will receive a prompt response.

Hours of Operation

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sasscer Administration Building
14201 School Lane 108
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Phone: 301-952-6353

certification@pgcps.org

Diane Eaches - Credentialing Technician

Walter Smith - Credentialing Technician

Brittany Mack - Jr. Certification Partner

Laurie Brock - Certification Advisor

Brenda Chapman - Certification Advisor

Linda Lee - Certification Advisor

Jennifer Wildberger - Senior Certification Partner