Meeting State Requirements for Maryland Teachers

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Renew My Maryland Teaching License/Certificate

We have helped thousands of Maryland teachers meet their license/certificate renewal requirements, increase their salaries and advance their careers. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge graduate level, continuing education courses meet MSDE renewal requirements. 

Meet Renewal Requirements

Requirements for renewal differ based on your employment status and the type of license/certificate you hold. If under contract in a Maryland local school system, a non-public school providing services to special education students, or a State institution, renewal request will be processed by your employer.

If you are not under contract with a Maryland local school system, non-public school providing services to special education students, or a State institution, you will need to submit a renewal application through The Educator Application and Certification Hub (TEACH). Be prepared to submit six semester hours of credit that is:

  • Earned or taught at a regionally accredited college/university or through Maryland approved Continuing Professional Development    (CPD) credits*; and
  • Related to a PK-12 public school assignment; and
  • Earned within the 5-year validity period of the expiring license/certificate; and
  • Earned in required reading coursework if not already completed (teaching areas only).
    • Maryland license/certificate holders with license/certification in a secondary content area, special education 6- Adult, PreK-12 disciplines, and library media specialist are required to complete 6 semester hours in reading/literacy, which shall include:
    • License/certificate holders with license/certification in early childhood education, elementary education, and special education Infant-3 and 1-8 are required to complete 12 semester hours in reading, which shall include:
      • 5262: The course, Processes and Acquisition of Literacy Skills, has been approved with conditions for 3 credits until December 31, 2028 with the assigned CPD number of 23-68-26C.
      • 5263: The course, Materials for Teaching Literacy, has been approved with conditions for 3 credits until December 31, 2028 with the assigned CPD number of 23-68-29C.
      • 5264: The course, Instruction in Literacy, has been approved with conditions for 3 credits until December 31, 2028 with the assigned CPD number of 23-68-27C.
      • 5265: The course, Assessment of Literacy, has been approved with conditions for 3 credits until December 31, 2028 with the assigned CPD number of 23-68-28C
    • Outstanding reading coursework is due at the renewal of the professional license/certificate.

Credit Conversion

1 Teaching Channel with Learners Edge graduate level, continuing education credit = 1 semester credit hour

Each Teaching Channel with Learners Edge 3-credit course requires approximately 45 hours for course completion.

Listed below are a few examples of course selections to satisfy six (6) semester hours of acceptable credit on varying topics:

Example 3: Literacy in the Content Areas—Required Reading Coursework with Maryland Approved Courses

Select from our 1, 2 and 3 credit courses to meet your Maryland license/certificate renewal needs.

*Acceptable credit is credit that is:

  • Earned or taught at a regionally accredited college/university.
    All Teaching Channel with Learners Edge University Partners meet this requirement through their regional accreditation.  Our University Partners provide versatile and effective continuing education graduate credit courses and are accredited by various agencies including:  CAEP/TEAC/NCATE, HLC, NECHE, NWCCU, WSCUC.
  • Related to a school assignment; 
  • Earned within 5 years immediately preceding the date the license/certificate is issued;
  • Earned in required reading course work if not already completed (teaching areas only).

For more renewal information, visit the Education Certification page of the Maryland Department of Education.

Advance Your Salary

Increase your annual and lifetime salary through salary advancement by completing graduate-level, continuing education courses or a graduate program with American College of Education (ACE).

Already have a Master’s Degree? Maximize your education return on investment with our 5-Course Lane Change Bundle.

Teaching Channel with Learners Edge partners with highly respected colleges and universities to provide versatile and effective continuing education graduate credit courses for educators. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge University Partners are accredited by various agencies including:  CAEP/TEAC/NCATE, HLC, NECHE, NWCCU WSCUC.

Not sure which University Partner to choose? 

ACE is our preferred partner for many reasons including its accredited status and educator-focused graduate-level programs.

District requirements vary; please refer to your contract or seek district guidance or pre-approval as needed.

University Partners for Maryland Educators

Why You Should Enroll in Courses as a Long-Term Investment

In many districts, teachers gain a salary increase when they accrue graduate-level credits. But have you considered the money you leave on the table when you delay accruing those credits?

Teachers who gain an extra $8K in salary 20 years before retirement bring home an extra $160K in earnings. And those teachers may also receive a higher pension by finishing their careers at an advance salary level. Compare that to the educator who achieves that goal 10 years later: $80K less income. See what credit accrual could mean for you by using our salary calculator. Be sure to check our course bundles that let you accrue credits at less cost and on a pay-as-you-learn plan.

Bundle Your Savings

Pay a lot less with our course bundles, plus go even easier on your budget with a monthly payment plan.

3 course bundle

3-Course Bundle

Choose three 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save $187.

5 course bundle

5-Course Bundle

Choose five 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $380.

10 course bundle

10-Course Bundle

Choose ten 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $760.

Enhance Your
Salary and Career

We are proud partners with American College of Education (ACE). Named #2 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top Online Colleges 2023, ACE ensures you can learn and grow as far as you desire for your teaching career.

Find the advanced degree you need at an exceptionally low price through our special partnership with ACE.

Save up to 84% on Tuition Costs

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Master’s Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$8,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$10,000

National Average Cost
of an M.Ed. Degree
$54,000

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Doctoral Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$22,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$24,000

National Average
Cost of an EdD Degree
$111,900

Take Advantage of Group Savings

Gather your group and get the best course pricing available. It’s easy to sign up and organize. As your group grows, so does your discount.