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.