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13a.12.02.00.htm 13A.12.02.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 12 CERTIFICATION Chapter 02 Teachers Authority: Education Article, §2-205, 2-303(g) 6-701―6-705, 8-3A-03, and 8-303, Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.12.02.01.htm 13A.12.02.01. 01 Purpose.. Transcript Analysis. To receive certification under the option set forth in COMAR 13A.12.01.04F, the applicant shall meet the requirements for content and professional education course work and work experience set forth in this chapter in addition to the general requirements set forth in COMAR 13A.12.01.05.
13a.12.02.02.htm 13A.12.02.02. 02 Assignment.. A. Certificate Required for Major Assignment. Each teacher employed in the public school systems of Maryland shall hold a professional certificate in the teacher's area of major assignment.B. Assignment to More Than Two Classes Outside Area of Certification.. 1) A teacher should not be assigned to teach more than two classes outside the teacher's area of certification.2) If a local school system finds it necessary to assign a teacher to teach
13a.12.02.03.htm 13A.12.02.03. 03 Certification in Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten―Grade 3). A. To receive certification in early childhood education (prekindergarten―grade 3) the applicant shall:1) Complete one of the following options:. a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an IHE with a major in interdisciplinary studies or a major in an academic field taught in early childhood education including a minimum of 12 semester hours of course work in both mathematics and science an
13a.12.02.04.htm 13A.12.02.04. 04 Certification in Elementary Education (Grades 1―6). A. To receive certification in elementary education (grades 1―6) the applicant shall:. 1) Complete one of the following options:. a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an IHE with a major in interdisciplinary studies or a major in an academic field taught in elementary education including a minimum of 12 semester hours of course work in both mathematics and science and 9 semester hours of course work in both English and s
13a.12.02.05.htm 13A.12.02.05. 05 Certification in Middle School Education (Grades 4―9). A. Middle school certification may be obtained in four content areas:. 1) English/Language Arts;. 2) Mathematics;. 3) Social Studies; or. 4) Science.. B. To receive middle school certification, the applicant shall:. 1) Complete one of the certification options set forth in COMAR 13A.12.01.04B, C, or E; and. 2) Meet the applicable testing requirements established by the State Superintendent of Schools pursu
13a.12.02.06.htm 13A.12.02.06. 06 Certification in General Secondary Content Areas (Grades 7―12). A. To receive certification in the areas of agriculture (agribusiness and renewable natural resources) biology, business education, chemistry, computer science, earth/space science, English, environmental science, family and consumer sciences, geography, history, marketing, mathematics, physical science, physics, speech communication, technology education, and theater, the1) Complete one of the following options:.
13a.12.02.07.htm 13A.12.02.07. 07 Repealed..
13a.12.02.08.htm 13A.12.02.08. 08 Repealed..
13a.12.02.09.htm 13A.12.02.09. 09 Repealed..
13a.12.02.10.htm 13A.12.02.10. 10 Repealed..
13a.12.02.11.htm 13A.12.02.11. 11 Repealed..
13a.12.02.12.htm 13A.12.02.12. 12 Repealed..
13a.12.02.13.htm 13A.12.02.13. 13 Social Studies (Grades 7―12). A. To receive certification in social studies (grades 7―12) the applicant shall:. 1) Complete one of the following options:. a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an IHE with a major in social studies; or. b) Complete 30 semester hours or more of social studies content course work taken at an IHE including at least two courses each in history, geography, economics, and political science; and
13a.12.02.14.htm 13A.12.02.14. 14 Repealed..
13a.12.02.15.htm 13A.12.02.15. 15 Professional and Technical Education (Grades 7―12). A. To receive certification in professional and technical education (grades 7―12) the applicant shall complete one of the following options:1) Option I: An applicant shall earn a bachelor's or higher degree in a state-approved career and technical program from an IHE.2) Option II:. a) An applicant shall have a bachelor's or higher degree in the career area to be taught from an IHE; and
13a.12.02.16.htm 13A.12.02.16. 16 Work-Based Learning Coordinator (Grades 7―12). A. An applicant may not seek initial certification as a work-based learning coordinator (grades 7―12)B. To add an endorsement in work-based learning coordinator (grades 7—12) the applicant shall:. 1) Hold a professional certificate with certification under COMAR 13A.12.02.06, .13, and .17―20(A)3) of this chapter;2) Complete 6 semester hours of content course work taken at an IHE or through CPDs with a minimum o
13a.12.02.17.htm 13A.12.02.17. 17 Other Content Areas (Grades 7―12). A. To receive certification at the secondary school level (grades 7―12) in a certification area other than the certification areas listed Regulations .06, .13, .15, and .16 of this chapter, the applicant shall:1) Complete 30 semester hours or more of content course work taken at an IHE in the specific content area; and2) Meet the professional education course work required in Regulation .06A(2) of this chapter..
13a.12.02.18.htm 13A.12.02.18. 18 Certification in Specialty Areas (Prekindergarten ― Grade 12). A. To receive certification in art, dance, environmental education, health, music, and physical education at the prekindergarten ― grade 12 level, the applicant shall:1) Complete the following content course work:. a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an IHE with a major in the certification area; or. b) Complete 30 semester hours or more of content course work taken at an IHE in the certification area;
13a.12.02.19.htm 13A.12.02.19. 19 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (Prekindergarten―Grade 12). A. To receive certification in English for speakers of other languages (prekindergarten―Grade 12) the applicant shall meet the requirements in §B―D of this regulation.B. Content Courses. The applicant shall have 21 semester hours of content course work taken at an IHE to include:1) 6 semester hours of course work in general linguistics and in structure of American English;. 2) 6 semester hours of co
13a.12.02.20.htm 13A.12.02.20. 20 Certification in Special Education.. A. Generic Certificate. The generic special education certificates are:. 1) Infant/primary (birth―grade 3). 2) Elementary/middle (grade 1―grade 8) and. 3) Secondary/adult (grade 6―grade 12). B. Content and Professional Education Courses. The requirements for a generic special education infant/primary and elementary/middle certificate are that the applicant shall have a bachelor's or higher degree from an IHE and:
13a.12.02.21.htm 13A.12.02.21. 21 Deaf and Hard of Hearing.. A. To receive certification in Deaf and Hard of Hearing under transcript analysis (13A.12.01.04G) the applicant shall complete the following:1) Earn a bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution of higher education (IHE) and. 2) Complete the specialized content and professional education course work required in §B and C of this regulation.B. Specialized Content Course Work. An applicant shall submit a minimum of 18 semester hours of spec
13a.12.02.22.htm 13A.12.02.22. 22 Severely and Profoundly Disabled.. A. An applicant for certification in severely and profoundly disabled shall meet the requirements of this regulation.B. Special Education Certification. The applicant shall meet the requirements for certification in generic special education at any age/grade level.C. Content and Professional Education Courses. The applicant shall have:. 1) Three semester hours in human growth and development emphasizing knowledge of the developmental c
13a.12.02.23.htm 13A.12.02.23. 23 Blind/Visually Impaired.. A. The requirements for initial certification to teach blind/visually impaired students and renewal of certification to teach blind/visually impaired students are those set forth in §B―D of this regulation.B. Special Education Background. For initial certification to teach blind/visually impaired students, an applicant shall complete the following coursework.1) Special Education Course Work:. a) Introduction to exceptional children; and.
13a.12.02.24.htm 13A.12.02.24. 24 American Sign Language (Prekindergarten ― Grade 12). A. To receive certification in American Sign Language (prekindergarten―grade 12) the applicant shall meet one of the following options:1) Option I:. a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an institution of higher education (IHE) with a major in American Sign Language; orb) Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of content coursework in American Sign Language taken at an IHE and meet:
13a.12.02.25.htm 13A.12.02.25. 25 Mathematics Instructional Leader (Grades PreK―6). To add an endorsement as Mathematics Instructional Leader, grades PreK—6, an applicant shall:. A. Hold a valid, professional certificate;. B. Complete a minimum of 18 semester hours of post-baccalaureate credit, or Department-approved Continuing Professional Development credits, which include the following areas:1) Content knowledge for teaching mathematics, including numbers and operations, algebra and functio
13a.12.02.26.htm 13A.12.02.26. 26 Mathematics Instructional Leader (Grades 4―9). To add an endorsement as Mathematics Instructional Leader, grades 4—9, an applicant shall:. A. Hold a valid, professional certificate with certification in Middle School Mathematics;. B. Complete a minimum of 21 semester hours of post-baccalaureate credit, or Department-approved Continuing Professional Development credits, which include the following areas:1) Content knowledge for teaching mathematics, including number and operati
13a.12.02.27.htm 13A.12.02.27. 27 Specialized Professional Areas (Grades 7―12). A. To receive certification in specialized professional areas (grades 7―12) the applicant shall complete one of the following options:1) Option I:. a) An applicant shall have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree from an IHE in the area to be taught and provide official verification of 5 years of satisfactory career professional experience in the area to be taught; and
13a.12.02.28.htm 13A.12.02.28. 28 World Languages (Prekindergarten―Grade 12). A. To receive certification in world languages, a list of which is maintained by the Department, the applicant shall meet one of the following options:1) Option 1:. a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an institution of higher education (IHE) with a major in one world language; orb) Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of content coursework in one world language taken at an IHE, andc) Complete 21 semester h
13a.12.02.29.htm 13A.12.02.29. 29 Instructional Leader: STEM (Grades PreK—6). To add an endorsement as Instructional Leader: STEM, grades PreK—6, an applicant shall:. A. Hold a valid, professional certificate with certification in early childhood education or elementary education;B. Complete a minimum of 18 semester hours of post-baccalaureate credit or Department-approved Continuing Professional Development credits, to include the following:
13a.12.02.9999.htm 13A.12.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. For a history of certification requirements before January 1, 1989, see the Administrative History for COMAR 13A.07.01.Regulations .01―06, .08―13, and .15―48 adopted effective January 1, 1989 (15:26 Md. R. 2986). Regulations .03, .05-1, .05-2, .05-3, .42, and .44 repealed effective October 30, 1989 (16:21 Md. R. 2262)Regulations .03, .03-1, .05, .05-1, .05-2, .05-3, .42, .42-1, .44, and .44-1 adopted effective October 30, 1989 (16:21 Md. R.
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