Maryland – State Information

MEA President: Brian Schneckenberger
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Ron Frezzo
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/13/2021
Adjourns: 4/9/2021

Cross-Over Deadline  
Budget Deadline  
Introduction Deadlines  
Governor Larry Hogan (R)
Senate Education Committee Chair

CHAIR: Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (D)

Partisan Split House: D      Senate: D
House Clerk Contact 410-841-3999
Senate Secretary Contact 410-841-3908
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  
State Superintendent Karen B Salmon

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Paula M. Harris, Director, Title I and School Improvement, 410-767-0321
Title IV Director Jonathan Turner,, 410-767-0288
Barbara Scherr, 410-767-0291 (direct line)
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds Appears to be August 31 based on last year’s Title I deadline


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

MD Music PK-12 Standard Professional I & II (5-year)
Advanced Professional (5-year)
Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Praxis II: Music Content & Instruction (5114) None edTPA to start 2020-2021 Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework $10 processing fee Yes June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education

Local districts must submit plans for reopening by Aug. 14. The state allows districts to make plans for in-person classes, as long as they follow state and federal health recommendations.

Title IV Success Stories

The funds below were allocated during the 2017-2018 school year.

Title IV-A funds were utilized in Montgomery County to transform the world view of 4th-grade students by expanding their educational opportunities through off-site arts experiences and in-school arts programs, guided discussion groups where they can share their own discoveries, and with support for increased student/parent engagement. As a result, the funding created opportunities to experience the arts in multiple enrichment activities in addition to the standard arts curriculum, and students from various socio-economic backgrounds will now collaborate and create over the course of an academic year.