Certification Cohorts

The Office of Certification has regained access to the human resources systems, but efforts to fully restore the application are still in progress.  While the system restoration continues, there are some services and requests the Office of Certification can resume.  As they become available, updates will be posted on the News Hub.

Office of Certification staff is available to answer certification questions and receive credentials such as electronic transcripts, ETS score reports, and certification requests.  MSDE certificate renewals and endorsements have resumed as normal.

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

MSDE certificate renewals and endorsements have resumed as normal.  To request and endorsement, please complete the Certification Request Form

As a result of the ransomware attack, growth chart reports cannot be generated.  However, a listing of coursework recorded by the Office of Certification is available.  To request a listing of coursework on file, please complete the Growth Chart and Salary Lane Advancement Request Form.   


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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