State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $89,727.00-$150,415.00 Yearly






An Education Program Manager I is one of two managerial levels of work in the Maryland State Department of Education coordinating and directing activities at the Branch/Office or comparable organization level.  Employees in this classification serve as Chief of a Branch/Office within a Division/Office responsible for a specialized outreach, intervention, compliance monitoring, and/or curriculum development area in a birth through adult basic education program initiative and represents the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on various teams and committees throughout the State with the authority of the Division/Office Head.  Employees in this classification supervise Education Program Supervisors or lower-level Education Program Specialists.

Employees in this classification receive executive direction from an Assistant State Superintendent or other designated executive level official.  The work may require travel throughout the State.

Positions in the Education Program Manager I/II classification series each have an extended title, known as a designated option, which is based on the position’s unique education program function and which distinguishes the position from other positions in the same classification assigned different options.  A listing of the designated options assigned to the Education Program Manager I/II classification series is on record in the Human Resource Management branch of the Division of Business Services of MSDE.

Position allocation to the Education Program Management series classifications is determined on the basis of relative job evaluations among the application of the Management Classification Factors:  Qualifications; Nature and Purpose of Personal Contacts; Nature of Recommendations, Commitments, Decisions and Conclusions; Creative Thought; Planning; Responsibility for Administration; and Nature of Supervision Received.

The Education Program Manager classifications are differentiated from the Program Manager classifications in that Education Program Manager classifications must manage more than one defined core program area in the birth through adult basic education continuum. 


Directs specialized outreach, intervention, compliance monitoring, and/or curriculum development activities in a birth through adult education initiative for a Branch/Office of the Department of Education;

Interprets and implements laws, regulations, policies and procedures governing an education program area;

Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of strategies to insure program activities contribute to meeting strategic plan goals and objectives;

Advises and makes recommendations to a Division/Office Head or a higher level official concerning education program areas;

Leads internal and external interdisciplinary work teams in developing education goals and standards;

Develops and implements education program policies, initiatives and regulations which have statewide impact on education programs in Maryland’s public schools;

Supervises the preparation and administration of the assigned budget and of required departmental planning documents;

Establishes education program goals and objectives and evaluates the accomplishment thereof;

Supervises the work performed by subordinate staff including the conduct of performance appraisals;

May represent the Division/Office Head or higher-level department officials as assigned;

Performs other related duties.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in education or a related area from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of related experience in coordinating or administering education programs or services.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education or a related area for two years of the required experience directly related to the position option.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position option for three years of the required experience.

3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education, one year of which must have been in an administrative supervisory or consultative capacity.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Management Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Management Service positions.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102 Annotated Code of Maryland, special    appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Established

Jul 1 2000 12:00AM

Date Revised

September 16, 2022

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005058; EST: 7/1/2000; REV: 9/16/2022;

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