Maryland State Requirements

Maryland Teaching License Renewal

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+Renew Your License | State Requirements

Maryland teachers are responsible for initiating the renewal of the certificate. If you are under contract in a Maryland local school system, a non-public school providing services to special education students, or a State institution, your renewal request will be processed by your employer.


  • A cover letter requesting a renewal of your certificate, including full name, email address, last four digits of social security number and telephone number
  • Six semester hours of acceptable credit* 
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*Acceptable credit is credit that is:

  • Earned or taught at a regionally accredited college/university; view our partners.
  • Related to a school assignment;
  • Earned within 5 years immediately preceding the date the certificate is issued
  • Earned in required reading course work if not already completed (teaching areas only).

Teachers not currently employed in a local school system, non-public school providing services to special education students, or a state institution must submit the requirements within 90 days of certificate expiration.

Renewal requirements are outlined in
OMAR 13A.12.01.11



We always recommend that you follow any pre-approval requirements in your district before you register for courses. However, many teachers have been successful using our courses to advance on their district’s salary scale—and have typically been able to use any of our university/college partners.

If you need assistance with submission of a district approval form, course mapping or timelines, we’re happy to help. Our Advisory team is here to help you succeed!


Each (1) graduate credit = 1 semester hour.


Learners Edge continuing education courses are approved by our regionally accredited universities and colleges from throughout the United States. These partners provide official transcripts, letter grades and graduate credit for successfully completed Learners Edge courses.

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To Meet Your Required Reading Course Work:

  • 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.

View our literacy courses to meet these requirements. 

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Above is a summary of how Learners Edge may help your continuing education and Maryland license renewal needs. This summary should in no way release individuals from their responsibility of ensuring that the course(s) 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 license renewal process.