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Licensure Specialist *REPOST*

Education Program Specialist I

Recruitment #24-005055-0009


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.




Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201


This professional position will assist the MSDE Division of Educator Certification and Program Approval in determining applicant qualifications for Maryland licensure as teachers, specialists, supervisors, or administrators, and to disseminate information pertinent to educator licensure regulations to license holders, potential licensure holders, local education agencies, nonpublic schools, state agencies, and the general public. This position carries out the requirements of Education Articles §2-205, §2-303, and §6-701 through §6-801; Family Law Article §10-119.3; and COMAR 13A.12.01- 13A.12.06.

Responsibilities include: 
  • Independently determine license eligibility based on the approved routes to licensure as specified in regulation and policy. 
  • Respond to inquiries, both written and oral, concerning licensure questions/issues for license holders and applicants. 
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the licensure of educators in Maryland. 
  • Independently provide technical assistance to assigned local education agencies, nonpublic schools, and identified state agencies by reviewing, processing, and auditing credentials for licensure. 
  • Provide information and guidance to both internal and external stakeholders regarding the legal and programmatic matters relating to the licensure of Maryland educators. 
  • Attend meetings and participate in work groups and trainings as a representative of the Branch as directed.


Education:   A Master’s degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program.

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree and six years of experience directly related to the position option for the required education.
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 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 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 Office of Human Resources.
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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Knowledge of trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting teacher preparation or licensure. 
  • Experience in the assessment of credentials and in the interpretation and application of standards, regulations, and policies. 
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to various, diverse audiences. 
  • Ability to manage a high volume and multiple tasks.


Applicants must consent to a State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency.


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. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be in effect for at least one year.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0012, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

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. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

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

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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