Maryland State Requirements

Maryland Teaching Certification Renewal


Below is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Maryland teaching certification renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course they take meets their professional needs. We hope it provides assistance in understanding how Learners Edge might help you in the accumulation of clock hours or graduate credit for salary advancement and the Maryland teaching relicensure process.

See the Maryland Department of Education website for complete MD teacher relicensure information. 

Teaching Certification Renewal


*Acceptable credit is credit that is:

  • Earned or taught at a regionally accredited college/university;
    (see our partners)
  • Related to a school assignment;
  • Earned within 5 years immediately preceding the date the certificate is issued; and
  • Earned in required reading course work if not already completed (teaching areas only).
  • In July 1998, the State Board of Education increased the number of reading credits for teachers at all educational levels.  
  • Certificate holders with certification in early childhood education, elementary education, and special education Infant-3 and 1-8 are required to complete 12 semester hours in reading.  
  • Certificate holders with certification in a secondary content area, special education 6- Adult, and PreK-12 disciplines are required to complete 6 semester hours in reading.
    (see our literacy courses)

Renewal requirements are outlined in
OMAR 13A.12.01.11

Message from Learners Edge:

Please note, Learners Edge courses are approved and offered for graduate credit by our regionally accredited and state approved college/university partners. Continuing education graduate credit is intended to fulfill requirements for license renewal/lane change when the student has obtained proper prior approval.