Certification Cohorts

Please note that due to the recent ransomware attack our office has limited access to data and documentation needed to completely address your inquiry or request.

The Office of Certification staff is available to answer certification questions and receive credentials such as electronic transcripts, ETS score reports, and certification requests. Tuition and license reimbursement requests as well as salary lane advancements will resume once systems return to regular operations.

Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the institution to certunit@bcps.org.  ETS score reports may also be submitted to certunit@bcps.org from your BCPS email.

Certification documents may also be sent via US mail to the address below.

Baltimore County Public Schools
Office of Certification
6901 N Charles Street, Bldg. E
Towson, MD 21204

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we await further updates.


Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has partnered with local institutions of higher education to offer certification cohort programs for individuals interested in changing careers to teach Math, Science, Spanish, and Special Education.  Completion of the cohort will lead to MSDE professional teaching certification.  As a cohort the group of individuals will be hired on a Conditional Contract with BCPS and complete a series of identified courses together.  (MSDE assessments are also required to obtain MSDE certification.)

Community College of Baltimore County
Special Education Certification

Notre Dame University of Maryland
Accelerated Certification of Teaching (ACT): Mathematics, Science, and Spanish

Stevenson University
Masters of Art in Teaching: Mathematics and Science

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