Certification Cohorts

In accordance with the mandated direction from the State Superintendent, school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the school year, in order to maintain the health and safety of our staff and students. 
 
Due to the school closures, please submit certification documents to the Office of Certification via email to certunit@bcps.org.  Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the college or university to certunit@bcps.org.  Certification representatives will be monitoring this email account and responding to inquiries.  The timeline for reviewing all certification and reimbursement requests has not changed.  Please allow up to 6-8 weeks for your request to be reviewed.

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.


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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