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 more than two classes outside the teacher's area of certification, the teacher shall retain the professional certificate.

(3) For each consecutive year after the first year that a teacher is assigned to teach more than two classes outside the teacher's area of certification, the teacher shall earn at least 6 semester hours per year toward certification in the out-of-area assignment before continuing the assignment.

C. Monitoring. The State Department of Education shall monitor the assignment practices of local school systems on a periodic basis.