A. Middle school certification may be obtained in four content areas:
(1) English/Language Arts;
(3) Social Studies; or
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 pursuant to COMAR 13A.12.01.05A(3).
C. Assignment. In a middle school using a departmentalized organization, a teacher with certification in:
(1) Elementary education may be assigned to teach in that school, if not less than 50 percent of the teaching assignment is within the elementary education grades; or
(2) An academic area, grades 712, may be assigned to teach any content area in which the teacher holds a certification, if not less than 50 percent of the assignment is within the secondary education grades.