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Recruitment #19-005057-0008



The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.


State Salary Grade 22

Annual Salary Range: $68,218 - $99,606


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This a professional position responsible for providing leadership for all services related to the development and support of English Language Arts (ELA) instruction related to the implementation of the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards (MCCRS) and the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) English Language Arts assessments.


Provides leadership for the technical assistance and content expertise provided for the development and implementation of the MCCRS for ELA, MCAP ELA assessments and the Bridge Validation Projects for English; provides leadership for the technical assistance, content expertise, communication, and professional learning to local school systems regarding the design and development of standards-aligned ELA curriculum and instruction, as well as the MCAP ELA assessments; provides leadership and fiscal accountability for the technical assistance, monitoring, and evaluation of federal and state literacy grants; assigns and reviews work of four (4) Education Program Specialists.


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

Experience: Five years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program, including two years of experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to the position option.  


  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 MSDE 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.
  4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience 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.


Two years of professional experience coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to a K-12 English Language Arts program.

 *Applicants must  satisfy the selective qualifications to be considered*


  • Leadership experience including providing district or school-wide professional learning with K-12 English Language Arts 
  • Certification in Reading and/or English Language Arts
  • Knowledge of research, trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting elementary English Language Arts (ELA)
  • skill in age-appropriate ELA instruction aligned to the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards in ELA
  • skill in data-analysis and in delivering, designing, and evaluating effective professional learning aligned to the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards in ELA and the MCAP ELA assessment
  • A depth of ELA content knowledge; skill in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating education programs
  • ability to interpret and apply principles and policies governing ELA education programs
  • ability to organize and manage multiple tasks
  • ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.  


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  Education Program Supervisor, Coordinator of English Language Arts #084014  (JobAps #19-005057-0008). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.