State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $78,503.00-$126,047.00 Yearly


An Education Program Manager I/II is the managerial level of work in the Department of Education coordinating and directing activities at the Branch/Office or comparable organization level. Employees in these classifications 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 these classifications supervise, as allocated, authorized positions of Education Program Supervisor or Education Program Specialist I and II.

Education Program Managers receive executive direction from an Assistant State Superintendent or other designated executive level official. The work may require travel throughout the State. Each position in the Education Program Manager I/II classification has 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 is on record in the Human Resource Management branch of the Division of Business Services of MSDE.

An Education Program Manager II is differentiated from the Program Manager I in that a Program Manager II must manage more than one defined core program area in the birth through adult basic education continuum. Position allocation to these classifications is determined on the basis of relative job evaluations among similarly functioning positions and 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.


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: Possession of a Master’s degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work.

Experience: Six years of related experience in coordinating or administering education programs or services. At the II level, experience must include one year of experience supervising professional education program staff.

Notes: 1. Two additional years of experience, directly related to the position option may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.

2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position option may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

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

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 (1) year of which must have been in an administrative supervisory or consultative capacity.


Class descriptions broadly define 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.

Date Established

Jul 1 2000 12:00AM

Date Revised

September 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 005059; EST: 7/1/2000; REV: 9/1/2014;

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